The Morning Lowdown 3-21-12

»  Comics are now selling laughs by the download (NYT)
»  No joke: YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) gets its first live comedy show (GigaOM)
»  Beats buying up music service MOG (GigaOM)
»  Can Spotify become the iTunes of streaming media? (Deadline New York)
»  How the Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) algorithm works (Financial Post)
»  The good and bad news from the latest pay TV subscriber figures (paidContent)
»  BSkyB’s Internet TV service will have a new brand, “Now TV” (paidContent)
»  Why your infographic is evil (and three ways to fix it) (ReadWriteWeb)
»  Dystopian books again seize power (Goodreads)
»  ASME names Digital “Ellies” winners; New York and Wired magazines win multiple awards (AdWeek)