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Microsoft To Buy “Minecraft” Maker

Microsoft will acquire the maker of the hit game “Minecraft” for $2.5 billion as the company invests in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.

09/15/2014

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Microsoft Revamps MSN To Flow Across Devices

The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft’s overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses slow down.

09/08/2014

Master Chief stands guard during the "Halo 4" launch for Xbox 360 on October 30, 2012 in Balzers, Liechtenstein. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Halo by Xbox 360)

“Halo” Makers Discuss Live Action Series

The overseers of the popular “Halo” franchise announced Saturday that the upcoming live action series would take place on an intergalactic locale from the original video game.

09/01/2014

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Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

08/20/2014

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Bill Gates’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has accepted the ice bucket challenge from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Watch his elaborate solution and see who he nominates next.

08/18/2014

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Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.

07/17/2014

Attendees wait in line to play "Splatoon" in the Nintendo section of the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit:  Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Despite More Leaks, E3 Still Surprises

E3 is traditionally the place where video game publishers reveal their biggest and boldest creations. That has changed in recent years. But the event still offers plenty of surprises.

06/11/2014

Vincent Pontbriand introduces "Assassin's Creed: Unity" during a demonstration at the Xbox media briefing where new games were introduced on the eve of the annual E3 video game extravaganza in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2014. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Teases New Games For Xbox One

Microsoft focused on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One console during its presentation Monday ahead of the E3, the video game industry’s annual trade show.

06/10/2014

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Encrypted Email Rising Amid Spying Fears

The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as companies try to shield online communications from government spies and other snoops.

06/04/2014

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Former Microsoft CEO Agrees To Buy Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now, it’s up to others whether or not the deal goes through.

05/30/2014

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Microsoft Unveils Larger Surface Tablet

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will begin producing a larger version of its Surface tablet to make the device more compelling as a laptop computer replacement.

05/20/2014

Master Chief stands guard during the "Halo 4" launch for Xbox 360 on October 30, 2012 in Balzers, Liechtenstein. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Halo by Xbox 360)

New “Halo” Game & TV Series Set For 2015

Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015.

05/16/2014

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