Microsoft Readies News, Blog Services

MSN announced the release of Newsbot and Blogbot later this year.
MSN Newsbot will gather news from more than 4000 sources worldwide. The service is being tested at

Microsoft is claiming a first with MSN Blogbot, a service that will let users search Web logs, or “blogs,” personal-journal type Web pages that have become increasingly popular. Many consumers even use blogs as a news source, according to Microsoft.

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