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Microsoft and MSNBC Move in on Today.com, Lala.com Shutting Down

I recently read on Elliot’s blog that Microsoft is the new registrant of the domain Today.com.  They may have hired a 3rd party to acquire the domain name but it’s now in their possession and forwards to the confusing http://today.msnbc.msn.com, which is the home of the Today Show online.  As one could imagine the domain receives hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month, of which I assume a huge chunk are trying to find the TodayShow.com website. It’s about time they ponied up and bought the Today.com, hard to believe it made sense to wait and save a few million a domain like that a risk letting it get away.. especially from a company with that kind of capital.

I got an email the other day the the popular online music service Lala.com is shutting down and that all store credits will be transferred to itunes credits.  Too bad, I enjoyed the service and don’t use itunes so… good riddens after May 31st.  I checked and the whois still shows the registrant as [email protected] but we’ll see what happens over the next month or so, perhaps Apple will be the new registrant.

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