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Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5-B

Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world.Full article

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Pioneer to cut 2,000 jobs in restructuring

As of 09/16/2014 6:37 PM
TOKYO - Pioneer Corp. said Tuesday it will cut more than 2,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its group workforce, through voluntary retirement by employees and sales of noncore business to promote its rehabilitation. Full article

Microsoft to offer glimpse into 'next Windows'

As of 09/16/2014 10:30 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system. Full article

Google faces increasing pressure from governments

As of 09/16/2014 9:46 AM
Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. Full article

Alibaba boosts IPO as demand strengthens

As of 09/16/2014 9:10 AM
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 on Monday, reflecting strong demand from investors for the year's most anticipated debut and potentially the world's largest-ever IPO. Full article

Rovio mad as an Angry Bird over alleged copies

As of 09/15/2014 5:39 PM
NEW YORK - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, which owns the globally successful Angry Birds brand, is suing two North American companies for selling allegedly counterfeit trinkets based on its famous game. Full article

Google plans to launch cheap Android One smartphones in PH

As of 09/15/2014 5:01 PM
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - Google Inc. will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees ($105) to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market. Full article

Meet China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

As of 09/15/2014 3:08 PM
SHANGHAI - Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.   Full article

Samsung accuses rival LG exec of damaging washing machines

As of 09/15/2014 11:53 AM
SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has accused the head of rival LG Electronics Inc's home appliances business of damaging Samsung washing machines at retail stores in Germany and asked Seoul prosecutors to investigate. Full article

Newspaper admits making up interview with Nintendo president

As of 09/15/2014 11:21 AM
TOKYO -- The Asahi Shimbun, under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed Sunday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo Co. Full article

JPMorgan hackers accessed servers but stole no money-report

As of 09/15/2014 9:25 AM
BOSTON - Hackers accessed dozens of servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co in a cyberattack launched in June, though no money was taken, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the investigation into the case. Full article