The Morning Lowdown 1-18-12

»  Apple’s Textbook Push Spotlights Executive (Wall Street Journal)
»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Finds Way To Get On SOPA Soap Box Without Going Dark (paidContent) Internet blackout against U.S. law fails to enlist big sites (Reuters) Taking SOPA/PIPA to the streets: Protests on for SF, NYC (GigaOm)
»  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) to Launch Cloud Search Service, Possibly Tomorrow (PandoDaily)
»  Jerry Yang Has Left the Building; Resigns From Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Alibaba Boards (paidContent) Four More Board Members Will Be Following Yang Out the Door (All Things D)
»  Forget Facebook, the IPO market is dying, says SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert (Venture Beat)
»  Samsung Electronics Denies Report It May Buy Research In Motion (Bloomberg)
»  CBS (NYSE: CBS) Sports to open fantasy platform to developers (AP)