10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Steve Ballmer

Good Morning. News time:

  • Microsoft is planning on cutting a few people.
  • Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg were seen driving off together at Sun Valley. Maybe they were going to talk about Google Me?
  • On Monday, the NYT ran a very negative Microsoft story. Tim O’Reilly was featured prominently in that story. Now he says he was misquoted throughout.
  • Mini-Microsoft, the popular unofficial blog for Microsoft employees has weighed in on the KIN disaster.
  • Amazon now has a patent on e-readers with LCD and e-ink screens. This could screw Barnes & Noble’s Nook.
  • Eric Schmidt’s partner at TomorrowVentures, which is his personal investment company, has been involved in numerous failed startups and involved in many lawsuits.
  • Skyhook wireless gets a nice write up in the WSJ. It provides location services for many smartphones.
  • Foursquare introduced a new feature called “layers.” You can follow HuffPo or IFC, and as you walk through a town, their recommendations about what to do can be pushed to your phone.
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote a post explaining advertising on Facebook. The best part? The comments.
  • AppleCare reps are telling people that Apple’s software fix won’t address the fundamental issue with the iPhone 4 antenna.

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