The Morning Lowdown 10-14-11

»  Disney (NYSE: DIS), Fox (NSDQ: NWS) Commit To Hulu; Halt Sale Talks (paidContent)

»  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Closes $8.5 Billion Skype Buy; Four Countries Yet To Approve Deal (paidContent)

»  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) to Pay About $1 Billion for CW Shows (paidContent)

»  News Corp. Hits a Bump as Investors Prepare to Meet (NYT)

»  Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows (Poynter)

»  @ CTIA: In Mobile, The Enterprise Still Takes A Back Seat To Consumers (paidContent)

»  Politico Reporter Dismissed for Plagiarism (Fishbowl DC)

»  Word clouds considered harmful (Nieman Journalism Lab)

»  Reuters (NYSE: TRI) and George Soros: Before and After (NY Observer)

»  YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) Disco Stops Dancing, Nobody Notices (Techcrunch)