The Morning Lowdown 7-15-11


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»  Rebekah Brooks is resigning as CEO of News of the World. Here is the resignation e-mail she sent to staff (paidContent).

»  The FBI has opened an investigation into NOTW’s alleged phone hacking of 9/11 victims (AP).

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Facebook battle it out for display dominance (paidContent)

»  UK Publishers Association and Independent Publishers Guild unite to oppose Amazon’s acquisition of The Book Depository (The Bookseller).

»  E-readers’ color challenge (WSJ)

»  You can now earn badges for your favorite Google News topics (The Official Google Blog).

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Tulalip: Is a new social/search hybrid on the way? (Search Engine Land)

»  Kindle’s reception in Germany has been lukewarm. Can Kobo do better? (Publishing Perspectives)

»  Case study: How piracy destroys app profits (TechCrunch)

»  Lady Gaga’s YouTube account was suspended after she uploaded a clip of her own appearance on a Japanese TV show (MTV).

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