Some of the stories people are talking about this morning.

Morning Lowdown
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AOL sells 800 patents for $1 billion to Microsoft; memo to staff (TechCrunch)

Newspaper barons resurface (NYT)

As IPO looms, Facebook also wants to be a mobile leader (GigaOM)

DRM is crushing indie booksellers online (paidContent)

Netflix offers details on its recommendation engine, says it guides 75 percent of viewership (The Verge)

Just how much do shows like Game of Thrones owe to piracy? (Techdirt)

Argentina maintains foreign book ban, e-readers okay (paidContent)

How to budget megabytes becomes more urgent for users (NYT)


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