10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Hello. President Obama won re-election last night. Our politics page is going to have lots of follow-up on that.For now, here’s tech news:

  • Obama’s “Four more years” tweet is the most popular tweet ever.
  • Twitter dealt with an incredible amount of traffic last night, but stood tall.
  • Startup investor Ron Conway won his effort to reform payroll taxes in San Francisco.
  • Forget Obama, the election’s real winner was New York Times political prognosticator Nate Silver’s blog.
  • Marissa Mayer knows she needs to shrink Yahoo, but at the moment, she doesn’t plan to do it with a mass layoff. Here’s her plan.
  • A new version of Gmail for iPhone is coming and it’s supposed to be actually good this time.
  • The sequel to Kim Dotcom’s movie piracy site Megaupload got shut down even before it launched.
  • StumbleUpon traffic is tanking as Pinterest surges.
  • You know the glowing image of an apple on the back of your MacBook? Apple just filed a patent to make it more interactive.
  • Foxconn’s CEO says “we are falling short of meeting huge demand” for the iPhone.

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