Friday, July 2, 2010

Business Insider: 10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! Here's the news:

* Google is acquiring travel software company ITA for $700 million.

* Apple hasn't banned Google ads from the iPhone yet, say developers.

* comScore also made an acquisition picking up Nexius a mobile analytics company.

* IBM is going with Firefox as its default browser.

* Apple's iAds are popping up in apps now.

* The two execs at Microsoft and Yahoo responsible for making the search deal work are grilled by Kara Swisher.

* Asked if he wishes he bought Facebook, Viacom Boss Philip Dauman says, "It wasn’t for sale. I’d be interested in buying Buckingham Palace, but that’s not for sale either."

* Disney acquired top iPhone game company Tapulous.

* Remember Diaspora, the open-source Facebook competitor? They're celebrating a one month anniversary.

* Google CEO Eric Schmidt basically admits Google's trying to make another social network.

* (Enjoy the fourth of July weekend everybody in the USA!)

Read more: Business Insider

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