10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Amazon will launch a new Kindle Fire tablet with a better screen in the third quarter, according to AllThingsD.
  • Kayak has finally priced its $100 million IPO at $22-$25 a share in an updated filing with the SEC. The company has delayed going public several times over the past two years, most recently following the Facebook IPO disaster.
  • Pinterest has packed up its office in Palo Alto and moved to San Francisco. We tracked down the huge new office and took a bunch of pictures. 
  • Apple’s top executives aren’t ready to embrace an NFC solution to mobile payments just yet.
  • Samsung is planning to release a Windows RT tablet in October, Bloomberg reports. 
  • Samsung’s new Galaxy S III commercials show that the iPhone can’t do everything.
  • Twitter is about to release a major update to its iPhone app. which includes new features like the ability to receive push notifications from specific users and autocompleted suggestions when searching for other users.
  • Meanwhile, Facebook and Yahoo just declared war on Twitter.
  • Microsoft may abandon the ad sales business altogether as a result of the blow back from its decision to make the “do not track” feature a default setting in Internet Explorer 10.
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