10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Marissa Mayer

Photo: Charlie Rose

Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Marissa Mayer sent her first memo to Yahoo employees, urging them to keep doing what they’re doing, unless they hear otherwise. 
  • Mayer’s base salary at Yahoo is $1 million, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. She could end up earning as much as $141 million if she stays at the company for five years.
  • Here’s how Yahoo’s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn handled being passed over for the CEO job.
  • Zynga’s Mark Pincus told PandoDaily that he has purchased an old potato chip factory in San Francisco and plans to turn it into a startup incubator space.
  • Google beat on earnings, but missed on Wall Street revenue expectations for the second quarter.
  • Microsoft posted its first-ever quarterly loss as a public company thanks to the $6.2 billion write down from aQuantive.
  • Kayak has priced its IPO at $26 a share, above its expected range.
  • HTC has confirmed that the Android Jelly Bean update will come to its One X, One XL and One S smartphones.
  • Here’s your first look at Firefox’s operating system for smartphones.
  • Gogobot, a travel site founded by ex-MySpacers, is going gangbusters.

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