10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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

  • The FTC is investigating Twitter over the way it deals with companies on its platform.
  • Facebook is going to “launch something awesome” next week, Mark Zuckerberg says.
  • China’s sovereign wealth fund wants to buy a big piece of Facebook. Nothing to see here folks.
  • The fight between Amazon and California over sales tax is turning real ugly real fast, with California ordering Amazon to collect tax and Amazon refusing.
  • An anonymous RIM exec wrote an open letter to the company’s management; RIM responded saying, basically, we’re trying really hard.
  • Steve Ballmer spills Microsoft’s year-end numbers. And they’re not good.
  • All of Google’s sites are getting a new, Google+-like, design.
  • Foursquare expands its San Francisco office.
  • OpenSearchServer, an open source enterprise search company, raises an angel round to go after this billion-dollar market.
  • BONUS: Mark Zuckerberg joins Google+!

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