Microsoft Pulls Out of MSNBC.com, NBCNews Rises from the Ashes
After 16 years -- or roughly "forever" in Internet time -- the partnership between Microsoft and NBC has come to a close, meaning that MSNBC.com is no more. NBCUniversal has purchased Microsoft's 50% stake in the venture, reportedly for around $300 million, and in the wake of the split, NBCUniversal now holds the full rights all MSNBC Digital Network properties including BreakingNews.com, Today.com, and of course, MSNBC.com. That last one, however, has undergone a name change considering its initials are no longer accurate. Enter NBCNews.com.Read on...