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Microsoft dumps, software giant says too politically biased

Microsoft says users craved multiple perspectives from more sources.'s logo is now  The new design took effect Sunday July 15.’s logo is now The new design took effect Sunday July 15.

After 16 years Microsoft and are parting ways after Microsoft said it wants to present “multiple perspectives” in its news coverage.

The site is the 4th most popular news site in the U.S and had nearly 50 million visitors last month. Yahoo and ABC News come in #1 with 80 million visitors.

Bob Visse, general manager of owned by Microsoft:

‘Being limited to content was problematic to us because we couldn’t have the multiple news sources and the multiple perspectives that our users were telling us that they wanted,’ will be rebranded as, and readers who logged into late on Sunday were automatically redirected to

Microsoft stands to gain from the deal and will receive an undisclosed amount of money from NBC. Microsoft will launch its own news service in the fall but few details were available.

Microsoft invested $220 million in when it started the partnership with NBC 16 years ago, but it appears Microsoft has lost $10 billion in the last seven years in the online news business.

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