The Morning Lowdown 08.18.10


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»  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) may be looking to buy CafeMom for $100 million. [AllThingsD]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV was heralded with great excitement this summer on the part of early adopters, but TV partners remain cool to the idea. [WSJ]

»  Netflix’s recent deal with pay-TV provider Epix is like a wooden stake through HBO’s heart — and that’s why the programmer of shows like True Blood will not be making its content available to the video renter’s streaming service. [Bloomberg]

»  Local online discount deals site Groupon isn’t just good for finding cheap shoes, it’s also good for getting cheap magazine subscriptions. [Nieman Journalism Lab]

»  Although hyperbolic with the “end of the web” claim, but otherwise a good look at app economy. [Wired]

»  Current TV is looking for more revenue growth, but first it needed to grow its ad sales force. It just added three top execs. [B&C]

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