- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

REDMOND, WASH. (AP) - Microsoft says it is shutting down its online encyclopedia, Encarta, in October and will stop selling Encarta software by June.

“People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said in a statement on its Web site.

The company said customers with subscriptions to its premium Encarta service will get a refund for fees paid beyond April 30.

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