It’s only three months since Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC.com,
the news site it produced for 16 years in partnership with NBC, but the
computing giant has already announced that it will launch a news service
called MSN News with the release of Windows 8 on October 26. After that
date, visitors to MSN.com will see a blend of aggregated and original
content produced by a large newsroom in Bellevue, WA, and another
smaller team New York City, all tailored to the digital opportunities
presented by Windows 8.