What is Microsoft News?
Microsoft News delivers high-quality news from the world’s most popular and trusted publishers, across web and mobile experiences for Microsoft as well as a growing number of syndication partners. At nearly a half a billion monthly users, our service reaches one of the largest audiences of news readers in the world. We are committed to delivering informative and entertaining content in an easily accessible, comprehensive and trustworthy way.
At Microsoft News we believe
A free, well-funded press plays a critical role in society
We’re committed to providing a sustainable source of revenue and growth for our publishing partners so they can focus on what they do best – producing high-quality journalism for the betterment of society.
In delivering unparalleled breadth and depth of high-quality journalism
We partner with more than 1,200 premium publishers that represent over 4,500 of the world’s most popular brands across all major markets to deliver the very best content available, free to everyone every day.
That trustworthy and diverse perspectives matter
It can be challenging and time-consuming to find news you can trust. People want to be better informed and they value multiple perspectives. Our partners include some of the most respected and trusted publishers, and together we can deliver a global view that focuses on the facts and seek to spread knowledge and understanding.
In the power of combining human and machine curation
Something unique and exciting occurs when you combine the power of technology with the experience of seasoned journalists and editors. Repeat this formula across 50 locations around the world and you’ve got a product that delivers hyper-relevant, insightful and serendipitous experiences to each and every user.
User choice and personalization are essential to the experience
Innovative technology and design allow us to put the reader in the driver’s seat – choosing the layout, sources, topics and stories that interests them the most. Our powerful AI and machine-learning systems constantly optimize and tunes the content to each person’s preferences.
"We have seen in our three years of partnership that Microsoft News audiences are incredibly valuable. When looking at Microsoft News readers discovering content, as opposed to people coming from social or search, they engage 2-3x more, and in many ways are ‘super users’."
— Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO, Taboola
“We are very happy that Microsoft is investing further in highlighting valuable and trusted sources of news.”
— Matt Dornic, VP for Communications and Digital Partnerships, CNN
“Microsoft has been a valued partner in delivering CBSN’s live, 24/7 news coverage and analysis to an expansive audience that’s hungry for quality news and information.”
— Christy Tanner, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital
“It’s the best system out there. No propaganda. High-quality real news from thousands of organizations. Microsoft is leading this industry on this.”
— Henry Blodget, CEO, Co-Founder, and Editorial Director, Business Insider Inc.