Be still our beating hearts. After a flurry of activity this week, it now seems that the local MSN portal, originally due late last month, will not be ready for launch for between a week and 10 days.
The portal is to be managed by the Packer-Microsoft joint venture NineMSN, which seems to have relatively few roots down yet on this side of the Tasman.
Nine MSN's network PR & promotions manager Anne Sullivan says the company is currently talking with its New Zealand content partners - National Business Review, TVNZ, TAB Sports, NZ City, Jason's Travel and possibly Xtra - to make sure they are "appropriately represented" on the portal.
She says a launch is "not far away".