10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning, techland.

Here’s what’s news right now:

  • Verizon is planning a big Droid event for July 23.
  • Google wants to get back into the TV business, competing against cable companies.
  • Driverless cars will be tested on British roads by researchers at Oxford before the end of 2013, according to the government.
  • You cannot get an iPhone in Russia right now because of a disagreement over subsidies with carriers there.
  • Here’s a look at the new Google Maps update in iOS. It now includes indoor maps.
  • Google is offering a bunch of free songs — including material from Nirvana and Mudhoney — to celebrate Subpop’s 25th anniversary.
  • The New York Times asks whether an all-surveillance, all-the-time society would be a good thing or not.
  • Sure, you can recharge your phone with human urine. Why not?
  • Michael Dell and Silver Lake will not raise their offer to take Dell private at $13.65/share.
  • Aereo has won an appeal decision allowing it to continue to operate in New York.

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