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NBC parent Comcast (CMCSA) has bought out Microsoft's (MSFT) 50% stake in MSNBC.com, and has...

NBC parent Comcast (CMCSA) has bought out Microsoft's (MSFT) 50% stake in MSNBC.com, and has already rebranded the site as NBCNews.com. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but sources say the stake changed hands for ~$300M. (previously)
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  • August9
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    Goodie! NPR and Al Sharpton, can't wait for the new format, Barack and Charlie Rangel.
    16 Jul 2012, 07:10 AM Reply Like
  • 1mp1r3t4
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    Great news for MSFT. They got cash and rid itself from the ever-increasing ultra-liberal slant at the enterprise. It's a win-win.
    16 Jul 2012, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • skiz
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    I suspect this sale plus the recent writeoff is aimed toward getting back to a razor focus on software (and where necessary complimentary hardware). Could be a really good thing to not have all the distractions around.
    16 Jul 2012, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • innov8
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    It could also be that MSNBC as currently operating, is a loser becasue of its low viewership.
    16 Jul 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • jw4golf
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    its not the name, its the content.
    16 Jul 2012, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • innov8
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    Thank god. Comcast NBC may be able to get rid of the radicals on that cable network. and start reporting the news objectively. The radicals can move to Al Gore's Network where the viewership will remain the same.
    16 Jul 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
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