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Microsoft to Launch News Operation

Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC.com earlier this year, timing this launch to the release of Windows 8

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Microsoft Corp. is launching its own news operation as part of its new-look MSN website when Windows 8 rolls out this month.

The world's largest software company is making a "big, multi-million dollar investment" to create a "decent-sized media operation," said Bob Visse, general manager, MSN Product Management Group.