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Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?

Microsoft is maneuvering to acquire Minecraft creator Mojang in a deal that could be worth more than two billion dollars, reports the Wall Street Journal, based on information from "a person with knowledge of the matter." This seems surprising since Mojang founder Marcus "Notch" Persson is famous for lashing out at some of the big players in the tech industry, including Microsoft, but they characterize the discussions as "serious," and say a deal could be closed as soon as this week. Neither company responded to WSJ's request for a response to this report. Bloomberg two-ups WSJ, saying they've heard from "three people with knowledge of the talks," adding that Notch himself seems to have initiated these alleged negotiations, and that he would likely leave the company if a deal is consummated.

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3. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 09:22 Sleep
 
I dunno, Minecraft is moving towards being predominantly a kids game after dumping much of its older demographic so microsoft as good at that as anyone. The real eyebrow raiser is Notch slagging off Oculus over FB then selling out for exactly the same amount of cash. Guess he really was over it.  
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