10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Happy debt ceiling deadline day! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Airbnb apologizes thoroughly about screwing up with one of their users whose apartment was trashed by an Airbnb renter, and offers a $50,000 guarantee.
  • Twitter confirms its giant funding round with Yuri Milner’s DST Global, reported at $800 million at a $8 billion valuation, with $400 million going to previous investors and employees.
  • The iPhone 5 is reportedly not coming till October, which is later than expected…
  • …but when it does come out, plenty of Android users will switch, according to a survey.
  • Meet SendGrid, a startup that is “solving the email problem” for other companies and now has over 30,000 customers.
  • After Yahoo blamed a poor quarter on its sales team, a top sales VP slammed the door to go work for startup Yext.
  • Martha Stewart’s media empire is not going well, but its she thinks she can turn it around.
  • The New Yorker’s iPad app is a smashing success.
  • Weird: Skype releases an iPad app and then pulls it almost immediately.
  • BONUS: FarmVille ice cream!

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