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MSN Gets Major Refresh With Windows 8

In a blog post today, Microsoft said its MSN portal will be getting a “ground up” redo with the launch of Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

“It opens up a new class of opportunities for us to reimagine all of our products and services including MSN,” said MSN GM Bob Visse in a post. “We thought deeply about how you could interact with MSN in an increasingly touch and tablet-friendly world.”

The new look — MSN for Windows 8 — will be available on October 26, but here’s a nice video about it for now:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald