MSNBC Interactive Acquires Social News Site, Newsvine

MSNBC Interactive News has acquired Newsvine Inc., a social media Web site, the company said on Sunday.

Seattle-based Newsvine, which will continue as an independent brand, features contributor columns, user profiles, group commenting and conversation tracking, MSNBC Interactive said in a statement.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MSNBC Interactive, which operates, is a joint venture between Microsoft.