By Sudarshana Banerjee

MsnNOW, a new service from MSN at now.msn.com, will help you stay in the know, says Microsoft.

The new service curates the best of the best and the best of the worst that is happening in the Internet, right NOW, and provides a near real-time snap shot for users. The site’s editorial staff utilizes technology that identifies what trends and topics are heating up on the Web, and continuously update the site.

MsnNow uses a variety of sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Breakingnews.com and Bing, to provide trends and coverage from across the Web, with the option to sort content by areas of interest, including entertainment, sports, lifestyle, stories of the day and finance.