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In Minecraft, Microsoft is taking control of a game that has become a cultural phenomenon. Markus Persson, though, is bidding adieu.
There are some new iPhones on the streets today, and Amazon has announced a flotilla of new devices. That, plus the latest multibillion-dollar acquisition in our overview of the week in tech news.
As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18.
Researchers at Arizona State University have designed the 4MM, a jetpack designed to help its wearer run a 4-minute mile, and expend less energy doing it. We've never even run a 6-minute mile, so we'll need to crank this thing up to 11.
Commentary: You need to understand a child's innocent passion for Minecraft to know why today's news had such a deep impact across the globe.
Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft ought to exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack. Here's why.
Based on record preorders, finding Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone may be a challenge on launch day. Also, Microsoft builds a new world for Minecraft, and Google launches an affordable Android phone for developing countries.
The deal would boost Microsoft's Xbox game division and be the first billion-dollar-plus deal under new CEO Satya Nadella, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Apple dominated, but there was more news today than just the new iPhones and Apple Watch. Here's what else happened.
The popular game rolls out to Xbox One users for $19.99 -- or as an upgrade from the Xbox 360 version for $4.99.