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About us

Microsoft News

Microsoft Start keeps people informed across the web, phone and PC, using an approach of curating news via publishing partnerships and AI. We work with more than a thousand premium publishers and more than 3,000 brands in all major global markets – like USA Today, The New York Times, FOX News, The Washington Post, and many more – to aggregate the best news, videos, photos and other content and deliver it, for free, to people all over the world.

We believe that a free, well-funded press is a critical part of our social fabric and are proud to partner with the world’s best news brands, offering a business model that gives people access, at no-cost, to trustworthy news and provides a sustainable source of revenue for publishers.

Every day, our publishing partners send us more than 100,000 unique pieces of content. Our AI scans the content as it arrives, processes it to understand dimensions like freshness, category, topic type, opinion content and potential popularity and then presents it for our editors. Our algorithms suggest appropriate photos to pair with content to help bring stories to life. Editors then curate the top stories throughout the day, across a variety of topics, so our readers get the latest news from the best sources.

Our content leadership:

Global Editorial Director

Mark Oda

Regional Director, U.S. and Canada

Rick Bogacz

Vertical Contacts

John Henrikson – Homepage, News

Marcelo de Barros – Sports and eSports

Peter Akiyama – Finance and Weather

Smita Shukla - Entertainment

Ben Goldfein - Kids and Lifestyle


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