Microsoft kills MSN Encarta
Microsoft is pulling the plug on its MSN Encarta encyclopedia websites and software, following Wikipedia’s obliteration of the online reference market.
In a message posted on the MSN Encarta website, Microsoft said the sites worldwide will be discontinued on October 31, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be stayed until the end of December.
Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software will stop being sold by June 2009.
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