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. We’re keeping our eyes on six particular stories of interest today.
Zynga Ups IPO to $1 Billion
Zynga has filed to raise between $850 million and $1.15 billion in an initial public offering, more than the company initially expected.
Facebook to Make Surprise Announcement Today
Facebook sent out invites Friday morning for a press event set to take place later this afternoon at Facebook’s New York headquarters. We don’t know what the event will be about, but we do know who will be there.
RIM Records $485 Million Loss on BlackBerry PlayBook
RIM said it would take a $485 million loss in its fiscal third quarter resulting from markdowns on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.
Google in Talks with Retailers to Take on Amazon
Google is talking to major retailers about a new plan to undermine Amazon by giving consumers who shop on the web an option to receive their orders within 24 hours for a low fee, according to a report.