The Morning Lowdown 08.13.10

»  It looks like Rupert Murdoch has made a decision on creating a dedicated news unit to create content for a tablet-only publication. It will be headed by NY Post Managing Editor Jesse Angelo. [LAT]

»  Companies are lining up on either side of the net neutrality divide, with Facebook supporting a proposal by Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Verizon that critics — IAC’s Barry Diller is one — say could let providers of internet access chip away at its traditional openness. [NYT]

»  Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), Verizon and other cable providers are taking aim at Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Hulu Plus with free (or at least relatively cheap) tablet apps that provide programming to subs. [WSJ]

»  News discovery site Digg is in the midst of a product overhaul. [AllThingsD]

»  Tom O’Brien is moving over from NBC Local to become CNBC’s chief revenue officer. [TV Newser]

»  A good chunk of Mediaite’s traffic comes from its TV news videos, some of which may cross the line on the rules governing fair use. [Daily Finance … Mediaite strikes back at AOL (NYSE: AOL), which runs Daily Finance, here]

»  Zagat is bringing discount group buying to the restaurant discovery business. [Release]