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Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

NEW YORK - Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft...and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.The deal is expected to close in late 2014...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/microsoft-buy-minecraft-ma
Developer adding 3-D face mapping to NBA 2K15 video game

...technology utilizes the stereoscopic cameras for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles to amass several angles of gamers...images of players' faces, and developer Rare harnessing Microsoft's Kinect camera to fashion cartoony avatars for its motion-detecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-17/developer-adding-3-d-face-map
China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe

...investigation include Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based maker of chips used in mobile phones, and software giant Microsoft Corp.Business groups welcomed the enactment of China's anti-monopoly law in 2008 as a step toward clarifying operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/china-fines-audi-405-milli
Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about...it bought in April.The news sent Microsoft's stock up 3 percent in premarket...professional and factory jobs will be cut. Microsoft expects charges of $1.1 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-o
Clippers sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer goes through

...confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO."I hate losing the team," she said at a news conference.She later added, "It feels good. It would have felt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-12/clippers-sale-former-microsof
Sterling files appeal to block sale of Clippers

...Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked an appellate court Friday to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Ballmer's lawyer quickly denounced the move as part of Sterling's "egotistical crusade to destroy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-08/sterling-files-appeal-block-s
Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

...percent of the home-console market in Japan, thrashing Microsoft Corp. of the U.S. and local competitor Nintendo Co...Corp. won't give a regional breakdown of recent sales.Microsoft's Xbox One is set to go on sale in Japan Thursday, also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/sony-wooing-japanese-ps4-d
Windows XP users told of risks and options as Microsoft prepares to pull the program's tech support

NEW YORK - Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP.Although...computers instead of upgrading old PCs.Microsoft Corp. is pushing remaining XP owners...existing Windows XP computers after Microsoft retires it today, but that comes with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-07/windows-xp-users-told-risk
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wins bidding war for Los Angeles Clippers

...sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in...team remains in Los Angeles.The former Microsoft CEO helped Bill Gates transform the company...a Harvard dorm.During his tenure at Microsoft, Ballmer was known for his competitive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-05-29/former-microsoft-ceo-steve-ba
Judge OKs record sale of Clippers

...Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-28/judge-oks-record-sale-clipper