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3 Things You Need to Know Today: February 4, 2014

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New news for Tuesday—big day in the Internet world. These three topics might come up in conversation today—if they do, you’re one step ahead of the game.


Will Sochi Be Ready For The Olympics This Friday?
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this Friday, but there are strong rumors that the resort town isn’t ready. As of last week, the Olympic Village is only half complete, the streets were filled with trash, and now we learn that only six of the nine media hotels are complete. Photo: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky


Facebook Turns 10 Today
From what started out as Mark Zukerberg throwing together “hot or not” game site called Facemash in his Harvard dorm room to TheFacebook to what we have now, it seems like eons ago when most of us first joined and got our real first taste of social media. For all of our hard work, Facebook threw together a “personalized” video, just for each of us.


Microsoft Gets a New CEO
Satya Nadella has become the third CEO of Microsoft as of this morning. He’s no newbie—he’s been with the company for over two decades, and this move is no shocker—it was widely rumored and expected. What does it all mean? Expect Microsoft to push its cloud services hard. In a side note, Bill Gates steps down as Microsoft’s chairman and becomes a ‘technology adviser.’ Photo: Microsoft

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