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Early-morning tweet and ‘farmer talk’ leads to Microsoft-Mojang deal

Early-morning tweet and ‘farmer talk’ leads to Microsoft-Mojang deal

May 16, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SEATTLE — Microsoft’s acquisition of “Minecraft” began with a tweet and a text. Markus “Notch” Persson, the man behind the smash hit world-building game, posted a tweet out of frustration with the fame of running a company with obsessive fans. “Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I...

Troy Wolverton: Virtual world meets virtual reality as Minecraft heads to Oculus Rift

Tim Johnson, Reporter

August 23, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) If you have an Oculus Rift, you can now use it to explore and build in the world of Minecraft. Microsoft-owned Mojang announced Monday that it has updated its Lego-like virtual world game to support the new virtual reality headset from Facebook’s Oculu...

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