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MSNBC.com goes into the black

The news Web site says it's hit profitability for the first time since launching eight years ago.

By July 12, 2004


Microsoft and NBC officially call it quits

The software giant will reportedly receive $300 million for its stake in MSNBC.com, which will mirror content on the new NBCNews.com for a while.

By July 15, 2012


Microsoft and NBC to part ways; MSNBC to lose the 'MS'

MSNBC.com will be no more after NBC buys back Microsoft's shares and rebrands the site to NBCNews.com, the Daily Beast reports.

By July 11, 2012


Facebook adds 12 media apps to its Timeline roster

The Daily Show, MSNBC.com, and MTV News are now readily accessible apps on the social network via Open Graph.

By February 16, 2012


Real hires former MSNBC.com chief

Merrill Brown, the former editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com, will oversee RealNetworks' subscription services.

By August 15, 2002


Blog's the word at MSNBC.com

The news site will introduce a new Web logs section by the end of August, a move that will allow more editorial control over the opinionated ramblings of its former online chat boards.

By August 2, 2002


MSNBC.com's top editor resigns

Editor in Chief Merrill Brown says he is "off to try new challenges," becoming the latest tech-publishing pioneer to call it quits.

By June 11, 2002


Lights go out briefly at MSNBC.com

MSNBC.com, an Internet news site owned by software titan Microsoft and General Electric's NBC TV network, says its site went dark Thursday for about two hours, from 4:30 a.m. PST to 6:30 a.m. PST. MSNBC said that although it's still investigating the incident, the outage may have been caused by a so-called syn attack. Such attacks occur when a hacker sends a flood of bogus service-connection requests to a network that clog it up so no one else can get online. "We isolated the incident and got the site back up as quickly as possible," said Peter Dorogoff, an MSNBC spokesman. "It's secure at this point."

April 25, 2002