Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Business Insider: 10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! Here's the news:

* Super buzzy Q&A site Quora has officially launched. The site was started by two ex-Facebook engineers.

* Another Palm exec is moving on. David Temkin is leaving his post as VP of developer platform to move onto AOL where he will head mobile.

* There's a big e-reader price war going on. After Barnes & Noble cut the price of its 3G Nook to $199, Amazon retaliated by cutting its Kindle price to $189. It's a race to the bottom, and it's unclear if anyone, other than consumers, will win.

* Speaking of Jeff Bezos, he delivered the commencement address at Princeton titled "We are what we choose."

* Adobe Flash is fully launched for Android phones.

* Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will lead a multistate investigation into Google's WiFi data collection screw-up.

* Apple's iOS 4 is out. Ars Technica did a seriously deep dive into it. If you want the quick version, click here for our take.

* As part of Apple's updated OS, it is now collecting the "precise" "real-time geographic location" of users, reports the LAT.

* Social gaming startup Playdom raised $33 million from Disney's Steamboat Ventures, Bessemer, and New World.

* Microsoft is running ads telling people to switch away from Google Docs to Microsoft Office.

Read more: Business Insider

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