10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Mars Curiosity Rover 7 Minutes of Terror

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • Apple is in talks to acquire The Fancy, a Pinterest competitor, in order to get a foothold in the growing e-commerce market.
  • Yahoo just lost another top executive. Jim Heckman, the company’s senior vice president of strategy, is the latest to quit since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO.
  • NASA’s Curiosity Rover successfully landed on Mars this morning. Check out the first pictures transmitted from the surface of the red planet.
  • Electronic Arts is suing Zynga, accusing it of copying the design and game mechanics of “The Sims Social.” Here’s the most damaging evidence from the lawsuit.
  • Here’s the deck Facebook showed Wall Street before its stock crashed.
  • Steve Jobs was apparently open to the idea of releasing a smaller iPad after all, according to an internal Apple e-mail revealed in court on Friday.
  • Steve Wozniak thinks that cloud computing will cause “horrible problems in the next five years.”
  • We just spotted someone wearing Google’s secret Internet glasses on the train like it’s no big deal.
  • This ex-employee has some simple advice for getting a job at Google.
  • Twitter and Apple have been flirting with each other for years, before Twitter even existed in fact.

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