The Morning Lowdown 02-21-11


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»  Mobile advertising’s come a long way, but it still has a number of obstacles in the way of truly explosive growth. [WSJ]

»  Tina Brown was often talked about for her lavish spending — along with huge success — when she helmed other magazines. But now, there’s a lot of discussion about the decidedly low key, frugal approach as she prepares to unveil the fully combined Newsweek and Daily Beast. [NYT]

»  AOL’s Engadget has lost two editors in recent days, with former associate editor Ross Miller saying one reason he was leaving was the “AOL (NYSE: AOL) Way,” the company’s plan to drive pageview numbers in its pursuit of profitability. However, editor Josh Topolsky tweets that Engadget is outside the “AOL Way.” [TNW]

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Chrome’s next update may eliminate the URL bar altogether. Executives behind the browser are considering four different layouts: a “classic” navigation version, compact navigation, sidetab navigation as well as a touchscreen version. [Conceivably Tech]

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