10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Marissa Mayer just poached her first Googler. Can you guess who it is?
  • Meanwhile, Yahoo just lost two more top employees, according to AllThingsD. “It’s not Mayer’s fault,” one employee said. “A lot of us just can’t take another restructuring.”
  • LinkedIn’s revenue is still growing like crazy.
  • Apparently, American Express never actually agreed to be part of Google Wallet and could pull out of the service. This would be a big blow to Google’s mobile payments ambitions.
  • Here are all the Facebook insiders who dumped stock just before it crashed.
  • ServiceNow’s CEO says that Facebook’s IPO mess was actually great for his company.
  • Meet the power player charged with saving Zynga’s business.
  • Samsung is planning to unveil the next version of its Galaxy Note smartphone on August 29, just two weeks before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5.
  • A judge shot down Samsung’s request to argue that Apple’s iPad patents should be ignored because the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey featured a device very similar to the iPad.
  • In case you missed it: Here are all the top executives who actually run Facebook.

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