The morning lowdown, 4-13-12

– Apple fires back at the feds, Amazon (All Things Digital)

— Google still having to prove it’s ready for mobile (GigaOM)

— Trayvon Martin, theGrio and the “new guards” of black media (paidContent)

— Why Netflix never implemented the algorithm that won the Netflix $1 million challenge (Techdirt)

— Startups walk the line between serendipity and creepy (GigaOM)

— Updating digital royalties, and a peek under Pandora’s hood (Media Decoder)

— Republicans love Diet Dr. Pepper. Now tell me why. (GigaOM)

— How Korean TV drama “Playful Kiss” flopped locally but hit globally (paidContent)

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