The Morning Lowdown 7-12-11


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»  News Corporation moves to delay BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) deal to avoid its collapse (NYT)

»  News Corp.’s lost $7 billion shows investor concern over hacking fallout (Bloomberg). News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). suit, watchdog complaint portend U.S. headaches for Murdoch (paidContent)

»  “This doesn’t seem to be the first time HuffPo has reprimanded an employee for doing the sorts of things HuffPo commonly does,” plus numerous examples of the techniques one writer was suspended for (Gawker)

»  Google+ to pass 10 million users today (Paul Allen on Google+, via TechMeme)

»  HTC “vehemently” denies infringement claims as Apple’s counsel comes and goes (paidContent)

»  Publishers Information Bureau: Magazine ad pages rise a bit, as food category starts to stumble (paidContent)

»  Spotify plans to launch as invite-only in the U.S. (Mashable)

»  Publisher Penguin waddles into social media experiment with PeerIndex (paidContent)

»  U.S. agencies scoop up digital talent from China (ClickZ)

»  Why subsidizing tablets for newspaper subscribers, at Philadelphia Media Network and elsewhere, makes sense (Poynter.)

»  TechCrunch launches redesign, folds some sites in. Project manager Dave Feldman explains that “the overall look & feel reflects the bold, sometimes irreverent nature of TechCrunch.” Paul Carr, who says the new logo “looks like it was drawn with the sharpened tip of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle”, offers a cut-and-paste hatemail template. (TechCrunch)

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