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The Morning Lowdown 12.17.10

»  Just as it’s inching closer to profitability and triple revenue gains this year, The Huffington Post is now the “number two” newspaper in terms of traffic, as classified by comScore (NSDQ: SCOR). And while there can be a debate about whether HuffPo can be considered a “newspaper,” the NYT just lost one of its top business editors to the news aggregator. [Beet.tv, comScore]

»  Facebook is hoping to entice big name publishers to forge a tighter relationship to the social net. [MediaMemo]

»  Forbes is teaming up with Publicis’ MediaVest and comScore new research project that will measure print advertising effectiveness, using digital tracking methodology. [Folio]

»  No matter how much Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) cuts its music download prices — $3.99 for Kid Rock’s new album? What a steal! — it still can’t catch Apple’s iTunes. [WSJ]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) News has stealthily introduced a new “Follow News” button that lets users bookmark repeated searches and create customized pages. [Search Engine Land]

»  Vevo’s app has hit the iPad with 25,000 music videos and 7,500 artists. [Vevo]