The Morning Lowdown 10-20-11

»  MSN U.S. Head Scott Moore to Depart Portal (AllThingsD)

»  Why Rupert Murdoch Should Announce A New Direction For News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) (Guardian/paidContent)

»  News Corp’s BĂȘte Noire Watson Plans To Address Shareholder Meeting (Guardian/paidContent)

»  Federated Media Partners with Automattic to Provide Exclusive Representation for Publishers (Release)

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Whores Out Users With False Privacy Claims (SEO Book)

»  US Digital Music Market So Competitive Deezer Says No Thank You, We’ll Stick to International Markets (Rich Greenfield/BTIG)

»  Digital Approaches Tipping Point, Narrows Ad Agency Gap To Just One (Mediapost)

»  The Top Creative Minds in Digital (Adweek)

»  NPR investigating host who has become spokesperson for ‘Occupy DC’ (Poynter)

»  Demand Media’s stock has completely collapsed, closing yesterday at $5.60 a share (Business Insider)