The Morning Lowdown 8-2-11

»  Following reports of homes being vandalized, Airbnb announces $50,000 guarantee, posts “our commitment to trust and safety” (Airbnb Blog)

»  Adventures in paywalls: The Longshot Magazine nagwall (The Awl)

»  Sun website users’ personal details hacked (The Guardian)

»  LivingSocial makes giant push into Asia with acquisition of South Korea’s Ticket Monster (All Things Digital)

»  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV users can now watch purchased iTunes shows, not just rentals (paidContent)

»  Growing global Bitcoin exchange Ruxum set to start trading European currencies (The Next Web)

»  How Google+ can keep tech’s fashionistas buzzing (CNET)

»  McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP) in crosshairs (WSJ)

»  Facebook’s mobile users (Benedict Evans)

»  EA Sports’ new subscription service lets you play before you pay (All Things Digital)