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Microsoft and NBC Cut Ties on MSNBC.com

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own online news service. NBC is buying Microsoft's 50% interest in the website and will rebrand it NBCNews.com.

AOL Buys HuffPo: What Media Pundits Are Saying

Nothing like a big media deal to spark commentary from the media. And indeed, there's been no shortage of reaction -- from praise to pillory -- to AOL's decision to purchase upstart news site The Huffington Post for $315 million, mostly in cash.

Buzzword of the Week: Drive

Once a clearly defined term that meant "to use force to compel or control a physical thing," drive has become one of the most insidious and overused buzzwords in the lexicon. Often now, what's being driven is intangible, and the mechanics of what's doing the driving are a mystery. So, who's driving this buzzword train, anyway?

Forbes Media Taps a CEO Not Named Forbes: Mike Perlis

Forbes Media is reaching outside the family ranks for the first time to name a new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Veteran venture capitalist and media executive Mike Perlis will assume his new post Dec. 1, replacing longtime CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Mayhill Fowler Stings Huffpo in Final Blog Post

When Huffington Post blogger Mayhill Fowler quoted Barack Obama and Bill Clinton saying things they'd never have said had they known she was a member of the press (sort of), her editors couldn't have been more pleased. But when Fowler pulled the same stunt on those editors, they were far less delighted.

Hey John Tesh: Why Are You Lifting Content?

Why is John Tesh, the multitalented composer, lifestyle guru and former host of "Entertainment Tonight," using copyrighted content to fill his advice blog? We'd ask him ourselves if he weren't so damned popular.

Arianna Huffington's
Glass House

Arianna Huffington likes to blast "the media" for getting distracted by silliness like the Balloon Boy story. But no one's more distracted, or distracting, than her own Huffington Post.

Arianna Huffington, Reluctant Prognosticator?

"I don't do predictions," says Arianna Huffington, although she actually does, quite enthusiastically. But perhaps she shouldn't given her difficulty sticking to the facts of the present.

Five Media Changes to Watch for in 2010

What media-industry developments and market forces will make headlines in the year to come? Pay-to-read online content, tablet computers, mom-and-pop newsrooms and, oh yes -- banks taking over the magazine and newspaper game.

Will Social News be Huffpo's Beacon?

Is it important to you to know what news articles your friends and acquaintances are looking at -- important enough that you're willing to have them...

Eying growth, Huffpo switches CEOs

Credibility is nice, but revenue is nicer. That seems to be the unspoken message behind the Huffington Post's decision to replace its CEO, Betsy...

Huffington: I'm no newspaper killer!

It must be confusing to be Arianna Huffington. One day you're getting lauded for your contributions to journalism; the next day you're being accused...