Microsoft (MSFT), which just unloaded its 50% stake in MSNBC, is creating a news operation to...


Microsoft (MSFT), which just unloaded its 50% stake in MSNBC, is creating a news operation to support a revamped, touchscreen-centric MSN.com. The news division will primarily aggregate news from third parties, says a Microsoft exec, but it will also produce some original material. Microsoft's move comes as its Online Services division continues posting big losses, and MSN, the default home page for Internet Explorer, sees its traffic pressured by IE's share losses.

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  • TomasViewPoint
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    Please make it better than MSNBC. What a joke that channel has become.
    1 Oct 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    MSNBC recent ratings down to an unimpressive 11%. Biased "news" and "political" reporting might be one of the biggest losers of 2012, as more and more go to the Internet for news and analysis.
    1 Oct 2012, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Larry Smith
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    Try to make it unbiased, not like FOX or MSNBC. Just the facts.
    1 Oct 2012, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • exportman1
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    Larry Smith is right in wanting unbiased news but it's not just FOX and MSNBC. While these are the extremist networks in terms of bias, ABC, NBC and CBS are anything but unbiased and in my view there is a mega million person market ready for the taking when some entity strives hard for unbiased stories and reporters. Go for it Microsoft!
    1 Oct 2012, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • 1mp1r3t4
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    A news organization that parrots other news organization reports? Don't we have that now with the present dire state of the news organizations, entities all promoting their own corporate greed, only producing reports that play to those who contribute significant revenues to their bottom line?
    1 Oct 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • SquireJohn
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    I don't think it is possible for the Media to be unbiased. The only reason some people think FOX is biased is that they are willing to provide more commentators expressing the conservative viewpoint. We do need both.
    1 Oct 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • MSF INVESTMENTS
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    When Windows 8 comes out - look out it will change the internet.

     

    $45..00 by this year.
    1 Oct 2012, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • outofhere
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    MSF

     

    NOT GOING TO HAPPEN UNFORTUNATELY

     

    I OWN MSFT

     

    STEVE B CAN'T FIND HIS WAY OUT OF AN ELEVATOR ON HIS OWN
    3 Oct 2012, 08:56 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    how will win 8 change the internet?

     

    please expound
    1 Oct 2012, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • romilar
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    If this instrument can be used by MSFT to tell rather than manipulate the truth,they will realize unprecedented success.

     

    I expect all competitors to immediately jump into frame.

     

    This is your chance,oh great oracles of the air.Don't mess up.

     

    I know that Biased Standards still abbreviate to B.S.

     

    I'll be watching...
    1 Oct 2012, 11:31 PM Reply Like
  • FyfeCo
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    I'd also like to how Win 8 will change the internet?
    2 Oct 2012, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • SirJames13
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    I am not sure the GAP (Great American Public) can handle the truth anymore. All want the "American Dream" ,few are willing to put in the time and effort (work) needed to achieve it. I was born the day before the Great Depression and saw first hand how the Greatest Generation made us the world's greatest economy. May MS have the wisdom and leadership to get our youth to put down the e-games and get educated and inspired to rebuild our economy.
    2 Oct 2012, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • outofhere
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    SIR JAMES
    While the Greatest Generation had the opportunity to build our economic engine they failed to pass on to the baby boomers
    economic realities. I'm from the first year of the baby boomers and
    I'm financially secure even after the 2008 debacle. The problem is
    50% of the baby boomers can not retire with their lifestyles as they have not saved 100k.
    3 Oct 2012, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    The scary fact is that apparently 70% of the nation's wealth is in the baby boom generation and they need/want the rest of the population that only has 30% of the nation's wealth to support them in retirement by funding massive Medicare and SSA benefits.

     

    Check my facts but this is ridiculous.
    3 Oct 2012, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • outofhere
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    hi tom

     

    the problem with that figure of baby boomer wealth are guys like bill gates , oprah and the Walton kids.
    it distorts the numbers really bad.
    3 Oct 2012, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    On the other hand you have Zuckerberg and a ton of millionaires and billionaires that have worked for Google and other companies that are not boomers.

     

    Probably not an easy way to sort this out. At the end of the day the people with 30% have to scrape up money to support the guys with 70%. And in that 30% are families with kids living hand to mouth.

     

    Not a pretty picture.
    4 Oct 2012, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • beekaye
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    I am a senior lady who is disgusted with our so called Democratic
    voting. Why does Iowa and New Hampshire and other states vote
    in presidential primary and make choices before Calif. & other states
    even get a chance to vote, and it's all decided., and we're stuck.
    Why is President only choice running on Democratic ticket? He had his 4 years, give us additional choices. Voting choices in this country are limited. Who made the rules?
    2 Oct 2012, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • outofhere
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    beekaye
    1] each state picks the date of their primary so you might say California is behind because of the lack of knowledge of most of its citizens to the political process.
    2] You might also say there behind on the economic side based
    on there tax and pension problems,not to mention the public employees taking the public for a ride.
    3] As for the democrats giving you additional choices you need to look internally for any reputabile people
    3 Oct 2012, 09:23 AM Reply Like
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