By now everyone has heard the news: EveryBlock is now part of MSNBC.comfrom MediaShift Idea Lab .
from a comment in the thread to EveryBlock, MSNBC.com and the General Public License
The Web site msnbc.com is owned by Microsoft and NBC, and the TV channel MSNBC is owned by NBC. And, yes, the Web site does serve as the Web home for its half-sister, MSNBC. But that doesn't mean they're the same company. Msnbc.com also serves as the Web home of Newsweek, and has content from The New York Times, but they don't own each other, either. It is confusing: If tacobell.com is the Web site owned by Taco Bell, then you'd think that msnbc.com is owned by MSNBC, but it turns out not to be true in this case. The cable and TV companies have been separate joint partnerships from the beginning."