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Microsoft launches MSN 8

Who will will the battle of the "eights?" Microsoft launches the latest version of its online service and looks to gain on subscriber behemoth AOL.

Microsoft launches the latest version of its online service, teaming up with content partner Walt Disney as the company looks to gain on subscriber behemoth America Online. Who will win the battle of the "eights?"

Microsoft, Disney partner on MSN 8
Mickey Mouse joins the software giant's ISP makeover launch in New York's Central Park, as Microsoft looks to gain on subscriber behemoth America Online.
October 24, 2002 
Online ads "on a monster roll"
Weakness in the online ad market has been greatly exaggerated, Microsoft says, as MSN ad revenue grows considerably over the past few months.
October 13, 2002 
AOL, MSN stumping for Net software
The two tech giants are taking great pains to one-up each other ahead of Microsoft's Thursday launch of MSN 8 in New York.
October 13, 2002 
MSN 8: Worth its weight?
Eager to gain ground on rival America Online, Microsoft is still struggling to differentiate its MSN Internet access and Web offerings.
October 16, 2002 
New AOL 8.0 smacks down pop-ups
With the latest upgrade of its flagship Internet service, America Online discontinues serving pop-up advertisements--at a cost of $30 million in 2003.
October 15, 2002 

previous coverage
AOL hopes 8.0 is its lucky number
America Online quietly releases the latest version of its popular online service, which the company hopes will be the jolt it needs to reverse its sagging fortunes.
October 10, 2002 
MSN 8 to foist fees on outsiders
The new fees for MSN come as Web portals, including AOL Time Warner's America Online and Yahoo, are emphasizing exclusive content and services in a bid to drive subscriptions.
September 17, 2002 
Microsoft unveils MSN 8 perks
The software maker readies hardware discounts and additional services for broadband subscribers who are buying the company's networking products.
September 25, 2002