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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.

News Corp. Confirms Plans to Split Company in Two

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday that plans to split into two separate companies, one holding its newspapers and the other its entertainment operations. The Murdoch family, which controls nearly 40% of the voting shares in News Corp., is expected to maintain control of both.

Glenn Beck: Publishing's Biggest Hope?

Move over Oprah. Fox News host, Glenn Beck has turned into a literary tastemaker -- and for the authors that he's interviewed on his programs, the results are staggering.

Hot Lights Back on Sarah Palin

True to her roots as an ex sports anchor, Sarah Palin is back on TV. Her chat with Bill O'Reilly on FOX News on Tuesday was the former Alaska governor's debut as a correspondent with the network. She used the appearance to trash her recent "60 Minutes" profile she said she hadn't seen.