paidContent - paidContent Quick Hits: 9.02.09

This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.
»  Popular Science has decided not to charge for its digital magazines anymore after its first offering, the Pop Sci Genius Guide, sold 855,000 copies fewer than anticipated. [MediaWeek]

»  Analysts are suggesting that Wal-Mart’s new third-party-vendor site will hurt eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) more than Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has. [TBI]

»  How the head of Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) has turned around the “also-ran” network, and made friends and partners with Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg along the way. [USA Today]

»  Social-networking sites capture a fifth of the U.S.‘s display-ad impressions. [Barron’s]

»  In the race for the biggest HDTV and fastest internet connection, America has become a land of early tech adopters. [NY Times]

»  Eric Schmidt says that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) won’t hesitate to snatch up any company that can help its cloud-computing efforts. [Totaltele]

By Alex Ferreyra