Moby Dick Big Read - Starting in mid-September 2012, one chapter a day is posted in audio format with a different narrator.
Call me hygienic: Pennsylvania uses 'Moby Dick' to enforce hand-washing - New York Daily News 10/22/12 - first page of Moby Dick is used to encourage people to wash their hands after using the toilet.
Moby Dick becomes a Zombie Novel with Zomby Dick or The Undead Whale published on 10/31/12
Moby Dick for babies? Cozy Classics releases Moby Dick as a board book News story hits 11/8/12
Nathaniel Philbrick's Why Read Moby-Dick? was released in 2011
On the weekend of 11/16/12-11/18/12 there was a Moby Dick Marathon in NYC
10/18/12 was the 161st anniversary of Moby Dick (it's book publication or serialization? not sure). Google celebrated with the above Google Doodle.
Obama is re-elected in November 2012 and Moby Dick is listed as one of his favorite books.
In August 2012 it was reported that Out of Print Clothing raised more than $29k Kickstarter to raise money to make classic book inspired e-reader covers including one for Moby Dick.
Actor Chevy Chase' favorite book is Moby Dick.
November 2012 - Moby Dick Beer - Powell in conjunction with Rogue Ale sells White Whale Ales
I will keep adding to this list as I find more Moby Dick references in the news.