Eytan Seidman, the Lead Programmer for MSN Search reported on their blog that due to a few data miners lifting the back links from MSN Search, they decided to pull the plug on the functionality.
And thus solidified the death of MSN Search.
So, instead of plugging the hole in the service, they pull it completely. I can’t say that I am surprised … disappointed is a more appropriate word. I have serious doubts MSN Search will ever launch with the decisions coming down from above.