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Microsoft Buys Minecraft For $2.5 Billion; Founder Pens Strangest Resignation Letter, Ever

The big news today is the acquisition of Mojang, the game development studio responsible for Minecraft, by Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington tech giant paid a staggering $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Founders Markus Persson (“Notch”), Carl Manneh (“Boss”), and Jakob Porsér are all cashing out and leaving the company. For the time being, [...]

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After 34 Years With Microsoft, Steve Ballmer Steps Down

In a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this week, Steve Ballmer, the company’s 30th employee, announced that he’s stepping down from the Board of Directors, effective immediately. This comes just six months after Ballmer stepped down as the company’s CEO, a position he held since 2000. Despite these moves, he still holds (and plans [...]

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Confirmed: Microsoft to Layoff 1 Out of Every 7 Employees by 2015, “Vast Majority” by Christmas

Bad news came down the pipe this morning for Microsoft employees. Satya Nadella, the company’s new CEO, is sharpening his ax, and has confirmed his intentions of cutting down the workforce by 18,000 people – 14% of the total employees at the Redmond, WA-based company. Two-thirds of the layoffs will affect employees in the recently [...]

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News Of Surface Mini Accidentally Leaked By Microsoft

With the introduction of the Surface Pro 3, many were expecting Microsoft to announce the arrival of a smaller version of the Surface as well. There have been some reports that Microsoft cancelled the launch of their mini tablet just days before the Surface Pro 3 event; yet Microsoft has never officially confirmed that they [...]