Seattle: Microsoft Corp is launching its own news operation as part of its new-look MSN website when Windows 8 launches later this month.
The world's largest software company is making a "big, multi-million dollar investment" to create a "decent-sized media operation," said Bob Visse, general manager, MSN Product Management Group.
Microsoft sold its 50 per cent stake in news website MSNBC.com in July to longtime partner NBCUniversal, now majority-owned by Comcast Corp.
MSNBC's newsroom at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington is being wound down, while MSN builds up a news team at its nearby Bellevue offices....more
12:26 AM, Oct 02, 2012