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Microsoft Details First-Ever MSN Profit

Microsoft’s MSN Internet division posted its first-ever quarterly operating profit of $58 million since it was launched eight years ago, according to SEC filings.

MSN’s operating profit during its first fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30 of $58 million compared with a loss of $147 million year earlier…A 50 percent jump in advertising revenue from the previous quarter helped fuel MSN revenues to $128 million in the September quarter.