10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning
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It's the start of Q2, which is fun. But, because it's April 1, there are a lot of April Fool's jokes out there. Be careful! Don't trust everything you read, and be especially careful with Google, those guys do over a dozen April Fool's jokes every year.
Now, on to the news:
- Apple is reportedly starting to manufacture a 4.7-inch iPhone screen in May, while a 5.5-inch screen will come later. Apple is reportedly having trouble making the 5.5-inch screen.
- Yahoo is in talks to buy News Distribution Network, a video site, for $300 million. CEO Marissa Mayer has been interested in buying some sort of video site for a while now.
- Microsoft stock is at a 14-year high.
- Super smart investors Bill Gurley and Fred Wilson are unimpressed with the anonymous app trend. Gurley thinks it will be hard to monetize. Wilson thinks it's a fad in reaction to Facebook's success.
- Dating site OKCupid is telling users not to use Firefox. When you go to OKCupid on a Firefox browser, there's a message saying that the CEO of Firefox's parent company Mozilla supported anti-gay marriage legislation.
- The online ad world is "due for a correction" as mobile becomes a bigger part of our lives, argues respected ad guy Ian Schafer.
- Microsoft cut is cloud computing prices to match Google and Amazon, which both cut their prices.
- You can watch George Lucas talk about how he invented light sabers here.
- Toy car company Anki is actually working on advanced robotics, and it thinks it's solved three of the major problems with robotics.
- Photos of San Francisco's Billionaire Row.
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