Microsoft launches social news site msnNOW

MICROSOFT has launched an msnNOW website designed to deliver the “latest buzz” from Facebook, Twitter, Bing and BreakingNews.com.

The service at now.msn.com analyses in real time Bing searches and updates at the popular online social networks to display hot topics and authoritative voices commenting about them.

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Microsoft billed msnNOW as “the first service to surface the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter, Bing and BreakingNews.com, all in one place.”

“It cuts through the clutter of the web, providing an up-to-the-minute view of breaking trends and the hottest social conversations, what people are saying about them, and why they matter,” Microsoft said in a statement.

The site’s editorial staff utilizes exclusive technology that identifies what trends and topics are heating up on the Web, enabling staff members to continuously update the site with fresh content so you don’t miss a thing. Whether you need to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip before dinner with girlfriends, keep a pulse on the college basketball buzz heading into March Madness or get the lowdown on what the people on Main Street are saying about the presidential race, msnNOW has you covered. Go to now.msn.com for the following:

Breaking trends. Up-to-the-minute coverage on breaking trends from across the Web, with the option to sort by areas of interest, including entertainment, sports, lifestyle, stories of the day and finance.

Variety of sources. Coverage on and insight into the hottest social trends happening on Facebook, Twitter, Breakingnews.com and Bing.

Anywhere access. Access via PC, mobile, tablets, Facebook and Twitter, allowing you to join the conversation anytime and from anywhere.

Biggest movers. Keep track of the day’s most buzzed-about and discussed topics from millions of analyzed tweets, comments and searches, and see if it’s on the way up or on the way out.

Topic pages. A closer look at a topic, including a summary of why it’s trending, recent videos and images, and related tweets, public Facebook posts and information from Bing, MSN and the Web.

For more information on msnNOW, check out http://www.msnblog.msn.com. You can catch up on the hottest trends by going to now.msn.com, and stay up-to-date by following msnNOW on Facebook and Twitter.

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