The Morning Lowdown 11-9-11

»  Kobo acquired by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten for $315 million (paidContent)
»  Flash in the pan: Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) reportedly cutting mobile flash–and 750 jobs (paidContent)
»  China’s Internet titans fend off mobile challenge with microblog growth (paidContent)
»  Josh Tyrangiel means business: Two years ago, few believed BusinessWeek would ever be relevant again. We were wrong (AdWeek)
»  AOL (NYSE: AOL) doubles down on its Editions iPad magazine with UK and Canada versions (paidContent)
»  Lessons learned from “Pay what you want” (Techdirt)
»  Are apps making cookbooks obsolete? (NYT)
»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) offers support to Android firms in lawsuits (Reuters)
»  Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) urges U.S. to probe Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) on patents (Bloomberg)
»  Video ads landgrab: Adconion, Blinkx buy Smartclip, PVMG (paidContent)
»  The problem with retweets and how journalists can solve it (Poynter.)
»  Barnes & Noble urges U.S. to probe Microsoft on patents (Bloomberg)