The Morning Lowdown 07-7-11

»  Disney’s CEO says Hulu will be sold (WSJ). Kilar: Hulu Plus subscriptions will pass 1 million ahead of schedule (paidContent)

»  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Cloud Drive challenging Apple’s iCloud with unlimited music storage (Apple Insider)

»  Nielsen SoundScan: Album sales up (for the first time since 2004); digital track sales up (CNET)

»  MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: Phone hacking scandal could be devastating for Rupert Murdoch’s papers (Mediaite). The Murdoch style, under pressure (NYT). And why has James Murdoch been sheltered from the spotlight? (The Guardian)

»  Worried about IPO filing backlash, Groupon surveys consumer and merchant reaction (All Things Digital)

»  Sound the trumpets! Spotify has a U.S. signup page (but no dates or prices) (paidContent)

»  What Facebook and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Video Chat mean for TV (Lost Remote)

»  Google: Hold off on creating business profiles on Google+, “non-user” profiles will be shut down (Search Engine Land)

»  »  Dropbox rewrites licensing language: “What’s yours stays yours” (The Dropbox Blog)

»  Julian Assange memoir may be cancelled (The Guardian)