The Morning Lowdown 11-3-11


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»  Does Amazon’s arrival on the publishing scene spell the end for existing players in the book industry? Not so much. (paidContent)

»  Cookie-monster Facebook is now in trouble with German regulators who suspect the company is tracking users even if they delete their FB accounts. (Bloomberg)

»  Gossip Girl is gold: Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) will rake in $100 million by licensing web rights for shows like Gossip Girl to Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Hulu (All Things D)

»  In a setback for AT&T (NYSE: T), a federal judge will let Sprint (NYSE: S) and C Spire continue to stick their nose into the anti-trust litigation over T-Mobile. (AP)

»  New arrival The Verge, created by Engadget alum, has a soup-to-nuts account of the Apple-Samsung patent litigation. (The Verge)

»  The good news, Kindle owners, is that you can now borrow books library-style. The bad news is a list of provisos as long as War and Peace. (paidContent)

»  Gmail fail: Google (NSDQ: GOOG) introduced its new Gmail app for a hot second but then removed it after users balked that it didn’t work. (Marketing Pilgrim)

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