MSNBC.com retires

Microsoft and NBC Complete Web Divorce

Biran Stelter for the New York Times:

With the changes, “we will fully own our digital businesses,” said Steve Capus, the president of NBC News. That’s because the company that controls NBC, Comcast, is acquiring Microsoft’s 50 percent stake in the joint venture that brought MSNBC.com to life in the mid-1990s — in effect, a big investment by Comcast in the news division’s future.

MSNBC never made sense to me. It’s about time the fixed their brand.

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