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As of last night, MSNBC is no more. Click your MSNBC bookmark, and you'll find yourself at NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal acquired MSNBC from Microsoft, officially splitting that 16-year partnership. The financial terms haven't been disclosed, but the site was quick to explain the nuts-and-bolts details to reader who discovered the new page this morning. The site cited brand alignment (among TV and Internet properties) as the reason for the move. At the moment, MSNBC.com leads to NBCNEWs.com, but that is likely to change. NBCNews.com will be the address you'll visit for news, while MSCNBC.com will eventually... Read more...
MSNBC has joined the ranks of social networking sites such as Reddit and Digg as it has acquired Newsvine.MSNBC Interactive News LLC said it acquired Newsvine Inc., a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.MSNBC, which is jointly owned by Microsoft Corp. and NBC Universal, did not disclose financial terms of the deal late Sunday. NBC Universal is a joint venture of General Electric Co. and Vivendi SA. Surprisingly, this is the first acquisition by MSNBC Interactive in its 11-year history.  Newsvine will continue to operate independently,... Read more...
Perhaps it was inevitable that a big news agency would eventually get taken in by a fake blog, but who would have thought it’d be from a faux Al Sharpton?Further, who would have that the blog would have been found on Blog Groper, a site full of fake celebrity blogs that even includes the recent “Steve Jobs” blogger who made tech headlines less than a month ago. “Now, however, it looks like News Groper may have had its big break--MSNBC reporter Alex Johnson mistook one of its blogs for real, and quoted it in an article. A soundbite from News Groper's Al Sharpton blog originally appeared in Johnson's... Read more...