July 11, 2012 at 9:20 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee.
The American Family Association, a conservative nonprofit group that recently boycotted Oreos over Kraft Food's support of gay rights, announced it may also boycott Google because of the tech giant's "Legalize Love" campaign.
Microsoft just dropped a lot of money on an acquisition that may help define computing as we know it.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco government is boycotting Apple products because Apple pulled out from the voluntary registry of green electronics.
In news of the near future, Motorola's Atrix HD phone will be available Sunday from AT&T for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
New versions of the Twitter app are available for iPhone and Android phones, with the short-messaging blog noting that it the updates offer "several updates to bring you closer to everything you care about."
In Facebook news, a study released on Tuesday is the first to dispute a warning by the American Academy of Pediatrics that exposure to Facebook could lead to depression.
Trent Reznor, the guy behind Nine Inch Nails and "The Social Network" soundtrack, is creating a new song for "Call of Duty," a video game of which he is a fan.
In the story that never ends, Charles Carreon, an attorney now infamous for his role in a legal battle against cartoonist Matthew "The Oatmeal" Inman, now wants the two to go toe-to-toe in the wrestling ring. You know, for charity!
In closing: Zombie blood goes bad, lawsuit ensues.