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The Morning Lowdown 10.28.10

»  The Economist Group debuted its “Ideas People Channel,” an online ad network with nearly 30 publishers chosen by readers as their favorite news sites. [Fishbowl NY]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is working on getting the app store ready for its Chrome browser open by December. Maybe. [MediaMemo]

»  Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO) is betting that online video will be the big growth driver, as its networking business slows down. [Fortune]

»  A new paid iTunes app called Extra! Extra! promises users a glance at the daily front pages of more than 800 newspapers from around the globe — and it looks remarkably like the features on the Newseum’s website. [TUAW]

»  Michael Wolff, recently installed as Adweek Group’s editorial director, takes a jab at Techcrunch saying Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) was in talks to buy Spotify, despite the European music streamer’s adamant denials. [Mediaweek]

»  Qi Lu, the president of Microsoft’s online services’ group, told an audience at the Accel Stanford Symposium that the judgment of his company as stodgy and not particularly innovative, just look at Bing… [Venturebeat]