The Morning Lowdown 11-01-11

»  With Launch Of The Verge, SB Nation Parent Rebrands As Vox Media (paidContent)

»  Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE), Looking To Grab Rising Online Video Ad Dollars, Buys Auditude (paidContent)

»  DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) and News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) reach new deal (LATimes)

»  Tribune Judge Rejects JPMorgan, Aurelius Reorganization Plans (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

»  BBC set to expand Asian presence with new services in Thailand and Taiwan (TheNextWeb)

»  Huffpo’s Brand Is Worth Way More Than AOL’s, Study Shows (Mixed Media/Forbes)

»  HarperCollins’ Acquisition Of Thomas Nelson Is An Investment In Digital (paidContent)

»  After Acquiring NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT) Ad Group, Matchbin Becomes Radiate Media; Adds $22 Million In Financing (Techcrunch)

»  WaPo promotes Evans to ‘chief experience officer’ (Politico On Media)

»  Revealed: Why Techmeme links to them instead of you! (Techmeme)