Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.
Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. What’s slate, white or champagne-colored, covered in aluminum and 31% faster than the iPhone 5? You guessed it. The latest rumors point to a faster processor in the next iPhone, rumored for a Sept. 10 release.
New details from AllThingsD suggest Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s decision to retire may have come much sooner than expected. Amazon revealed a problem with its Virginia data center, leading to connectivity issues for Instagram, Vine, Netflix and more over the weekend.
Check out the video above for more on these stories.
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