MSNBC Website Renamed as NBCNews.com, Signaling Microsoft Split

MSNBC Website Renamed as NBCNews.com, Signaling Microsoft Split

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Microsoft and NBC started MSNBC in 1996, teaming up to create a 24-hour news channel and companion website. NBC agreed to acquire the news channel in 2005, leaving the Internet portion as a joint venture.