The Morning Lowdown: Music money, here comes Microsoft and more

Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning:

  • The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced (GigaOM)
  • Spotify targets Pandora with its own mobile ‘radio’ service (paidContent)
  • Royalties From Digital Radio Start to Add Up (NYT)
  • Is it time to pull the plug on Web publishing pioneer (Mercury News)
  • Microsoft Surface: A new tablet and a bold strategy (GigaOM)
  • Microsoft Finally Has A Tablet Business Model With Surface (Splat F)
  • Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing (paidContent)
  • Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions (GigaOM)