Hasta La Vista MSN?

I’ve gotta admit, I’ve been thinking along the same lines as Rafat. If Microsoft is a software company, and it’s moving all its Web-based applications under the “Live” umbrella, doesn’t MSN become one of those things that’s not like the others? (a la Slate) But MSN does seem to be seeing a lot of success, especially in video advertising, and — with Live an ad-supported service — it doesn’t hurt to have more inventory to cross-sell. How does this fit into the AOL partnership scenario? It seems to fit pretty darn well, given Microsoft’s software focus and Time Warner’s content chops. Hmmm…

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