The always uneasy, often turbulent 16-year marriage between software giant Microsoft and the National Broadcasting Company is over. Both parties announced the breakup late Sunday night and MSNC.Com became NBCNews.Com just as fast.
Microsoft says it will develop its own online news operation, which will launch in the fall.
The TV news channel, MSNBC, will continue to operate under its current name. Microsoft sold its stake in the TV challen in 2005.