The Morning Lowdown 3-23-12

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Play mulls movie sales (CNET)
»  Music wars: Spotify heading for Ireland and Australia as Rdio gears up in Europe (paidContent)
»  Can Hunger Games save soundtracks? (WSJ)
»  German copycats clone Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN) (Businessweek)
»  The interactive media map: America’s most influential news outlets (Forbes)
»  The future of apps and Web (Pew Internet & American Life Project)
»  The Onion’s bumpy ride to Chicago (Atlantic Wire)
»  Chinese theatrical market booms, but real action may be in video on demand (paidContent)
»  The case against Google (Gizmodo)
»  Direct sales uncover hidden trends for publishers (O’Reilly Radar)