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xinmsn was an Internet portal featuring various news and entertainment information for Singapore-based users. It was launched on March 2010 as a joint venture between MediaCorp and Microsoft, and replaces the old MSN Singapore.[1]

xinmsn
Xinmsn logo.jpg
The logo of xinmsn
Type of site
News/Entertainment
Available in English, Chinese (Simplified)
Owner Microsoft/MediaCorp
Editor MediaCorp
Website xin.msn.com
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched March 2010; 7 years ago (2010-03)
Current status Closed
Written in ASP.NET

Since 1 April 2015, all operations on xinmsn has ceased. All operations have been moved to Toggle and MSN Singapore.[2]

ContentEdit

xinmsn provides various types of information and news within the context of Singapore. Some of the more well-known content provided are:

  • Local, regional and world news
  • Entertainment news
  • Weather information
  • Catch-up TV (a service that allows viewers to browse and watch certain television programmes that they have missed)
  • Live radio
  • "Interactive" drama (a service for viewers to view drama shows shown only on xinmsn and vote on how the plot progresses)

The site also provides some information about the respective television and radio channels owned by MediaCorp.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MediaCorp: Microsoft and MediaCorp enter strategic partnership to create new online portal". MediaCorp Pte Ltd. 23 February 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Malinda, Shah Kyle (1 April 2015). "Goodbye Xinmsn, Hello Toggle: Microsoft & MediaCorp Disband Entertainment Site.". Pop Spoken. 

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