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Morning Lowdown
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Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: paidContent 2012 adds Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne (paidContent) …
All Eyes Turn to Windows 8 (Wall Street Journal) Read more »

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Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: NBC’s London Olympics strategy: If it moves, stream it (paidContent) …
Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners (New York Times) Read more »

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Friends shopping
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Websites for women are a paradox in the media industry. Despite being among the most successful properties on the Web, they are rarely mentioned in the never-ending discussions about how to make money from online content.

Sugar Inc. is a case in point. Read more »

Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning:
Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost (New York Times) … Paper for iPad hits 1.5 million downloads in first two weeks (The Verge) … Read more »

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Apple came under fire last year from parents whose children racked up credit card charges on apps that were supposed to be “free.” Apple tried to throw out a lawsuit over the apps but a judge found the parents suffered sufficient harm to pursue the case. Read more »

Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Everything you need to know about the e-book lawsuit in one post … Patch Editor-in-Chief leaving AOL … Analysts Give Yelp a Lukewarm Review Read more »

Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Here is why Facebook bought Instagram (GigaOM) … GroupM: Global Web Ad Spend Up 16 Percent in 2011 (AdWeek) Read more »

Listening
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Anti-trust investigations are supposed to be tight-lipped affairs in which all sides lawyer up until the case settles or goes to trial. Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work at least. But in the case of book publishers and Apple, people are tossing legal duties to the wind in the hopes that press leaks will shape a settlement. Read more »

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Today’s appeals court ruling in YouTube v. Viacom is the biggest copyright decision of the year and already both sides are proclaiming victory.

The case is about much more than the $1 billion that Viacom says it is owed for John Stewart and South Park clips that appeared on YouTube years ago. Read more »

Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning:

– Thomson Reuters denies Pulitzer pursuit report, ‘Baron’ affirms it (Newspaper Guild of New York)

–AP turns to citizen reporters for live video news (GigaOM)

– Using the whole chicken: Warner looks to monetize movie audio clips (paidContent) Read more »

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Newspapers everywhere are tinkering with “metered paywalls” in the hopes of hitting up the right mix of exclusion and access. The Los Angeles Times became the latest such paywall player last month, limiting readers to 15 stories a month unless they pay for a digital subscription. Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg on Madison Avenue and Wall Street
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Facebook has responded to a ten patent lawsuit from Yahoo by asserting ten patents of its own — including one that lists CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the inventor. Read more »

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