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Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion to make sure it's around for the next 100 years (MSFT)

When Microsoft bought Mojang, the makers of the insanely popular Minecraft, in a surprise $2.5 billion deal in September 2014, nobody knew what to think.  The game seemed an odd fit for Microsoft, whose biggest moneymakers are its productivity software and Windows PC operating system. M inecraft's millions of players fretted that the game was destined to be ruined under its new corporate parent, or that Microsoft would restrict the game to its own Xbox and Windows platforms.
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