10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • RIM is considering selling off its handset business, according to a report in The Sunday Times. Facebook and Amazon are said to be potential buyers.
  • Google CEO Larry Page told employees not to worry about his health, after the company revealed he would miss several important meetings because he had lost his voice.
  • Execs from Microsoft and HP opened up about everything that went wrong with the HP Slate tablet.”It would be like driving a car, and the car not turning when you turn the wheel.”
  • AOL will announce a stock buyback plan later this week using the gains from the $1.06 billion sale of its patents, AllThingsD reports. 
  • NASDAQ’s CEO blamed the botched Facebook IPO on “arrogance,” telling a conference over the weekend that Nasdaq didn’t exercise “enough business judgment.”
  • Here’s how Apple brainwashes its retail employees into believing there is a “higher purpose” to their jobs.
  • Bloomberg reports that Apple’s new mapping app for the iPhone will offer built-in Yelp check-ins. That’s great news for Yelp and bad news for Foursquare.
  • Sheryl Sandberg made it her mission to stamp out sexism at Facebook shortly after she joined the company.
  • Just a reminder: The iPhone turns 5 this week.
  • In case you missed: These are the 50 most powerful people in enterprise tech.

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