BreakingNews, the Seattle-based unit of msnbc.com responsible for BreakingNews.com and the @BreakingNews Twitter feed, made its first international expansion today, announcing a new London-based team that will link to and tweet about UK-focused breaking news.
“From the riots to the News of the World scandal, the UK has experienced a tremendous year of news so far,” writes Cory Bergman, BreakingNews director, in a blog post announcing the expansion. “Our London team will help strengthen BreakingNews’ overall global coverage, including the European debt crisis and continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.”
BreakingNews describes itself as a startup inside msnbc.com. The main @BreakingNews Twitter feed has amassed more than 3.2 million followers, linking to news from a wide variety of sources.
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