The Morning Lowdown 8-18-11

»  Music publishers settle with YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG), as other defendants fight on (paidContent)

»  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) said to be targeting Asia for launch in 2012 (Screen Daily)

» gets smarter with help from Lonely Planet, Weather Underground, others (GigaOm)

»  Spotify hires an ex-Zynga, ex-Google exec for business development (TechCrunch)

»  Google launches a music blog to remind people that Google Music Beta still exists (TechCrunch)

»  Liberty Media (NSDQ: LINTA) considers range of options for Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) (DealBook/NYT)

»  Sina: Profit slumps 60 percent on Weibo microblogging investment (paidContent)

»  Mobile apps beat the mobile web among U.S. Android smartphone users (Nielsen Wire)

»  The Daily Mail knowingly and commercially used my photos despite my denying them permission (Wonderland)

»  Publishers Clearinghouse Online sweeps Facebook (MediaPost)

»  China TV steps up attack on Baidu (NSDQ: BIDU) (WSJ)