The Morning Lowdown 7-26-11

»  Full stream ahead for Hastings and Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) (but DVDs still add fuel) (paidContent)

»  Crunch time at Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) (WSJ)

»  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) set to launch services in India next year (Times of India)

»  Chinese web giant Baidu (NSDQ: BIDU) beats expectations with 95 percent profit jump (paidContent). Baidu mulling expansion out of China (paidContent)

»  Call it GlobalVille: Zynga to launch version of CityVille on Tencent’s network in China (GamesBeat)

»  British journalist sells book on hacking scandal (Media Decoder)

» (NYSE: WMT) adds Vudu streaming (GigaOm)

»  Here’s how (NYSE: NYT) should be redesigned (Andy Rutledge).

»  Gawker, ACLU file suit against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, seeking records of Christie’s communications with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes (Gawker)