NBC Buys Microsoft's Share of MSNBC.com

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The long-rumored breakup between NBC News and Microsoft is now official. On Monday morning, NBC News announced that its parent company NBC Universal had bought Microsoft’s 50 percent share of Msnbc.com for an undisclosed price (which the New York Times reports to be roughly $300 million) putting an end to a news-and-technology-sharing partnership that dates to 1996.

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