10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Hackers stole all the personal info from Sony’s PlayStation Network.
  • Amazon misses on earnings, investing hugely in people and infrastructure. Our full analysis →
  • The old Nokia is dead. The company is firing 4,000 R&D people and outsourcing Symbian to Accenture.
  • Baidu is solidifying its hold on the Chinese search market — using Google’s Android to do so.
  • Google comes out with a self-serving smartphone study that doesn’t say what Google says it thinks it does.
  • AOL’s local news unit Patch announces a “full-on course correction.” Basically, it will be relying on freelance bloggers more.
  • Google starts charging businesses from 10 customers of its Apps suite.
  • Cloud backup service Dropbox is quashing an open source project that would turn it into a file-sharing hub, and it’s right.
  • Kevin Rose, Digg’s founder, raises a round for his new mobile startup.
  • BONUS: Googlers partying like it’s 1999.