The Morning Lowdown 3-12-12

Morning Lowdown

»  CNN in Talks to Acquire Mashable, Sources Say (NYT Media Decoder) CNN Mashing Up With Mashable? Not So Fast (paidContent)

»  Amazon’s brilliant plan to pay you crazy money for your iPad 2 (Pandodaily)

»  E-Book Smackdown: Who Should Control Pricing-Publishers Or Amazon? (NSDQ: AMZN) (paidContent)

»  Gawker Will Deputize Commenters, Says Sheriff Nick Denton (All Things D)

»  Marvel (NYSE: DIS) offering free digital downloads with physical comic purchases (The Verge)

»  Tether launches $30/year web-based tethering service for iPhones, works around Apple’s restrictions (9To5 Mac)

»  Why Aren’t More People Cutting The Cord? Regional Sports Networks (paidContent)

»  PayPal’s New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payments, And More (TechCrunch)

»  Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent (engadget)

»  A Code of Conduct for Content Aggregators (New York Times)

Erotic Novel You Read About In The NYT Started Out As Twilight Fan Fiction (paidContent)

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