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.
NBC Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman's "Inside the O.R." series depicting real-life surgeries is being aired this week on Today. It's hard not to think of the televised surgeries as a publicity stunt -- and the timing couldn't have been more apropos given that the February sweeps period starts tomorrow and runs to March 3.