An international news organization that spans three media technologies (broadcast, cable, and the Internet). It is a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC. The Web site offers users the ability to personalize the news they receive for free. MSNBC.com display Webcasts that feature hourly video news updates and streaming video to enhance their news coverage. Considered the leader in news and original journalism on the Internet, MSNBC delivers the best of NBC News, MSNBC TV, CNBC and NBC Sports. MSNBC.com is partnered with The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, MSN Money Central, The Sporting News, Expedia, E! Online, Pencil News, FEED magazine, Science magazine, BET.com, inc.com, Space.com, Inside.com, The Motley Fool, RedHerring.com, Internet Broadcasting Systems and Pioneer Newspapers.
Historical perspective: After 16 years together, NBC and Microsoft agreed to an amicable Web divorce in July, 2012. Comcast, NBC’s parent company, paid Microsoft roughly $300 million for the breakup, which gives Microsoft a freer hand in further developing its own news service, MSN.com.
NetLingo Classification: Net Organization
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