moneyNOW Offer Latest Tends on Investing Topics; Bing It On Holiday Search Challenge; Windows Store Holiday Schedule

msnNOW, the site that surface the latest buzz from social networks all in one place today, launched a new MSN channel dubbed moneyNOW, offering "takes on the latest business and investing topics that are buzzing on the Web.""Wondering how much money rapper Psy is making from his record-setting YouTube video, Gangnam style? Find out at […]

msnNOW, the site that surface the latest buzz from social networks all in one place today, launched a new MSN channel dubbed moneyNOW, offering "takes on the latest business and investing topics that are buzzing on the Web."

"Wondering how much money rapper Psy is making from his record-setting YouTube video, Gangnam style? Find out at Money Now. Did you know that gun sales soared during Black Friday this year? Or that Japan Airlines is now offering KFC on flights? Those are the kind of conversation starters you'll learn about on Money Now," microsoft stated.

"The Trending Now box displays financial keywords and stock tickers that are hot on search and social media. The results are determined by a computer algorithm, displayed automatically and not filtered."

Head over to moneyNOW to find out more.

MSN Money Launches moneyNOW

Also starting today, Microsoft in the U.S. is inviting people to take a new holiday-themed Bing it On Challenge.

Users can win a 'Microsoft Box of Awesome' (Windows Phone 8, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Windows 8 device) or a chance at the grand prize: a $10,000 paid trip to any place in the U.S.

"Test it out by searching for your favorite holiday activities such as "how to make homemade eggnog" or "ice skating rink" and pick your preferred results," Bing blog stated.

To enter the sweepstakes or learn more, visit the challenge site at www.bingiton.com.

Bing It On 2012 Holiday Search Challenge

Microsoft also announced that begining December 22nd through January 1st, "the Windows Store team will have fewer staff on-hand, as team members spend the holidays with their families. We'll continue to review and certify your apps during this time--it will just take a little longer."

Those who want to get their app certified and in the Store before the holidays, are advised to submit app right away.

"And if you have non-essential updates that you'd like to make, consider holding off until after January 1st," Microsoft added.