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WSJ: Microsoft is in talks to acquire Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion+

Microsoft is reportedly in “serious discussions” to acquire Mojang, the independent game studio behind the popular Minecraft game, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. A source told the paper that the deal could top $ 2 billion and close “as early as this week.” Minecraft has developed a passionate following, especially among kids. A $ 2 billion valuation would be a huge win for the Swedish developer, which has largely taken an anti-establishment stance. The deal could, however, be a huge blow to fans if Microsoft decides to turn the game into a Windows/Xbox exclusive. Microsoft declined to comment…

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Airbnb makes it easy for businesses to book accommodation with new portal and Concur integration

Airbnb has launched a pared-down portal on its site dedicated to increasing the number of business travelers and enterprises using the accommodation-booking service. As such, the new section is designed to show properties that are more likely to appeal to professional jet-setters, ie. it excludes single rooms in shared apartments or other more novelty options, and includes ones with Wi-Fi that are available for immediate booking, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a secondary bid to bolster the number of business customers using the platform – it already has around 30 – Airbnb has partnered with business travel and expenses company Concur to allow users to book…

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Court Rejects ObamaCare Suit
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin announced his ObamaCare lawsuit on the pages of The Wall Street Journal. … House Speaker John Boehner has also filed an ObamaCare lawsuit that focuses on the president's delay of the employer mandate. …. Congress should …
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One State Is Being Sued Over Obamacare Politics
The organizations filing the suit say these delays are a result of changes to TennCare that were put into place following the Obamacare rollout. On Jan. 1, the state stopped accepting direct applications for coverage, instead requiring consumers to …
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WSJ: Apple ordering next-gen iPhones with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens

It looks like the next iPhones will be larger than the current generation as Apple prepares to battle rival Samsung for your holiday shopping dollar. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has told its suppliers to deliver 70 million to 80 million displays, sized 4.7 and 5.5 inches, by year’s end. A larger iPhone has been part of the rumor mill for months. It’s become reported so often that Samsung created an ad called Screen Envy to taunt iPhone users and Apple saying that the company has had smartphones with large screens for two years. ➤ Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger…

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Original iPhone engineer offers behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s secretive development process

The Wall Street Journal has a rare inside look at Apple’s internal workings through its interview with original iPhone software engineer Greg Christie. According to the newspaper, it’s the first time that Christie has opened up about the project. While Apple is normally highly secretive about its product teams, it approved the interview in hopes of bolstering an upcoming case against Samsung by sharing how it came up with the iPhone’s many innovations: Mr. Christie’s team pored over details like the perfect speed for scrolling lists on the phone and the natural feel of bouncing back when arriving at the…

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