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Microsoft Buys ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 Billion but Founders Will Leave

Microsoft Buys ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 Billion but Founders Will Leave

Mojang Team to Join Microsoft Studios, but Top Executives Plan to Leave for New Projects Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.87%  agreed to buy the company behind the hit videogame “Minecraft” for $2.5 billion, but the startup’s founders and top executives won’t be joining the software giant. The deal for Mojang AB will give Microsoft an asset

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Game Makers’ Valuations: Comparing Mojang, King and Supercell

More than two billion U.S. dollars. That’s the amount of money Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.34% (MSFT) is reportedly willing to fork out for the Swedish video game developer Mojang AB. It’s the latest example of sky-high valuations pegged on young companies that own hot software properties—and just as importantly, tens of millions of young users—in

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