10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • A leaked document that appears to be RIM’s product roadmap shows the company will release five new BlackBerry devices in 2013 that run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
  • Samsung has lost its bid to lift the sale ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S., Reuters reports. This is the third legal blow to the company in a week.
  • Microsoft’s online division is taking a $6.2 billion write down because of its failed acquisition of aQuantive.
  • The ratio of PCs to Macs sold has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s.
  • Groupon’s chairman and cofounder Eric Lefkofsky is taking a step back from the company. He will remain Groupon’s chairman, but focus more on his investment firm, Lightbank.
  • Meanwhile, Google fanboys are furious over Apple getting the Nexus phone banned and have flocked to Google+ to start a #Boycottapple trend.
  • These are the 11 patents that are getting Android into trouble with Apple and Microsoft.
  • CamUp, a New York startup, is suing Google for allegedly ripping off hangouts. According to the lawsuit, Marissa Mayer and some Google engineers visited CamUp at SXSW in March, 2011.
  • Facebook just added new icons for couples in same sex marriages and the company’s cofounder Chris Hughes is one of the first to use it.
  • In case you missed it: Here are the biggest complaints developers have about working with Apple, according to one former Apple employee.

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