The best stories across the web on media and technology

1. Cable companies consider Web usage fees to compete with Netflix, Hulu (Bloomberg)

2. Phone ‘rootkit’ maker Carrier IQ may have violated wiretap law in millions of cases (Forbes)

3. SOPA will be changed to meet some objections, says movie industry supporter (Media Decoder)

4. The sketchbook of Susan Kare, the artist who gave computing a human face (NeuroTribes)

5. Barnes & Noble invests in e-books, losses narrow (Crain’s New York Business)

6. For first time in history, TV ownership declines (Kansas City Star)

7. Near field communication technology to eclipse QR codes (MediaPost)

8. A/B test: USA Today logo hurts conversions (Thumbtack Blog)

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