The Morning Lowdown 07.29.10

»  The new Kindle is lighter, cheaper, faster than ever — but will it kill the iPad? [paidContent]

»  Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) execs are increasingly driven to distraction by Apple’s refusal to give publishers more control over selling subscriptions to readers through the iTunes Store. [Mediamemo]

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is extending its iAd system directly to developers. [Mediaweek]

»  The and are thriving with paywalls — why can’t the [The Big Money]

»  The current partnership between Dow Jones (NSDQ: NWS) and CNBC “doesn’t benefit either of them much at all,” says WSJ’s Alan Murray, so don’t expect to see it last past the 2012 contract. [TVNewser]

»  Things haven’t been going well for the Twitter-to-TV Sh*t My Dad Says and CBS (NYSE: CBS). [Gawker]