The Morning Lowdown 11-08-11

»  NYT Digital Head Martin Nisenholtz Retiring; Won’t Be Replaced; (paidContent; paidContent)

»  New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Sues HuffPo Over Mommy Issues (paidContent)

»  News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims’ lawyers (The Guardian)

»  At Sony (NYSE: SNE) Music, a Plan to Dominate the Industry (NYT)

»  News organizations can finally create Google+ pages (Poynter)

»  Net Neutrality-Blocking Resolution Senate Vote Expected Thursday (B&C)

»  TumTiki Becomes Newest Destination for TV Shows and Movies on the Internet (THR)

»  If WikiLeaks is dying, then the NYT is partly to blame (GigaOM/Mathew Ingram)

»  Video on Local Newspaper Sites Garner High CPM’s for Gannett; (NYSE: GCI) Why Gannett Digital wants more local news videos (BeetTV; Gannett Blog)

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Leans on Handset Makers in Bid to Sell Windows Phones (AdAge)