10 Tech Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's what you need to know today in tech:

  1. Netflix will start paying Comcast to make sure its videos stream quickly for viewers (stream time has been increasing in recent months). Here's what the deal really means.
  2. Nokia announced three new Android phones under its "Nokia X" brand at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. Here's a hand-on review of one of the low-cost phones.
  3. Microsoft, which is buying Nokia's phone and tablet business for $7.2 billion, doesn't seem happy about Nokia's move away from the Windows 8 operating system. Nokia claims the move is good for Microsoft because it gives consumers options.
  4. Betaworks analyzed ~ 1,000 iPhone homescreens and found some interesting data. Facebook, for example, was on 68.6% of mobile home screens. Google apps were on 62% of homescreens. Companies like Amazon and AOL had almost no presence on mobile homescreens.
  5. WhatsApp suffered a massive outage over the weekend but it's back up and running.
  6. Is Forbes really worth $400 million?
  7. A man who runs a Facebook page with more than 1.2 million likes spent $600,000 growing his fanbase - here's why that was a mistake.
  8. Sony is coming out with a fitness tracker, like Nike FuelBand and Fitbit Force, which will launch in March. In addition to fitness, the band will track other activities such as places you go and songs you've listened to.
  9. Google is launching an "unsubscribe" button for Gmail to help get rid of inbox clutter.
  10. Apple's latest iPhone update has reportedly fixed a little-known security flaw in iOS7.