The Morning Lowdown 05-20-11


Credit: Corbis / Patricia Curi

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»  Big content rips into Google (NSDQ: GOOG), the “corporate imperialist” (Ars Technica)

»  Dick Ebersol to leave NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) sports (paidContent, NY Times)

»  Red-Hot LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) IPO heats up bubble talk (Epicenter)

»  Bitcoin, Ven and the end of currency (TechCrunch)

»  The future of media: brands are publishers now too (GigaOm)

»  The CW to reward users for watching commercials, with Shopkick (Lost Remote)

»  9 New TV Trends to Watch For (Kevin Fallon)

»  Google abandons master plan to archive the world’s newspapers (Phlog)

»  15 amazing facts about Apple’s retail business (Silicon Alley Insider)

»  To BEA, or not to BEA, that is the question (Publishing Perspectives)

»  Katie Couric’s last CBS (NYSE: CBS) Evening News looks back on five years of headlines (Mediaite)

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