Markus Persson

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Name: Markus Persson
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Markus Persson: a gaming superstar

The shy tech superstar who created ‘Minecraft’ has sold out to Microsoft for $2.5bn and quit his company ... [Published Financial Times - Asia homepage - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

‘Notch’ escapes Minecraft world

The biggest gaming news of the week wasn't the $2.5 billion purchase by Microsoft of the studio behind massive-hit Minecraft, it was why the game's creator chose to sell and not stick around after he did.And Markus Persson, known to his fans simply as ... [Published Waterloo Region Record - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Mojang founder: Why we sold to Microsoft

Markus Persson has told his millions of fans that he never meant for his product to become such a big hit. ... [Published IOL - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

Minecraft creator moves on from Mojang

Swedish programmer and creator of Minecraft Markus Persson.Markus Persson has decided he has had enough.❏ Minecraft joins Microsoft❏ Minecrafters shake their pickaxesIndie sandbox game Minecraft is now a part of Microsoft.❏ Review: Minecraft for PCIn ... [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

This is Phil Fish

Using Phil Fish, the person responsible for critically acclaimed indie game Fez, this video by Ian Danskin explores what it means to be internet famous, something everyone who writes/creates/posts/tweets online has experienced to some extent. We are ... [Published Kottke.org Blog - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Tuesday Buzz: When Leading Means Getting Out of the Way

By / Sep 16, 2014"Minecraft" developer Marcus "Notch" Persson, who sold his company this week. (photo via officialgdc/Flickr)Leadership lessons from the $2.5 billion sale of Minecraft ‘s parent company. Really. Also: a device that gives the tip jar a ... [Published Associations Now - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Conan Shows Us What the Minecraft Creator’s Really Doing with Newfound Billions

There’s a lot of nonsense masquerading as analysis out there about Microsoft’s $2.5 billion Mojang game studio purchase (and by proxy, Minecraft ). So here’s some nonsense by design: Conan’s take on the multi-billion dollar deal.Microsoft shoveled out ... [Published Time - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Why Minecraft’s Markus Persson is ‘struggling’ after $2.5bn Microsoft deal | Technology

Name: Markus Persson. AKA: Notch, Markus Alexei[1]. Age: 35. Appearance: Bald, or wearing a hat. At a party or behind a computer screen. Not svelte exactly. What has he done? He’s a Swedish programmer who invented a game called Minecraft[2] over a weekend ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 11 reports

Minecraft Creator Unapologetic on $2.5B Microsoft Deal

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports that Markus Persson, creator of the online video game Minecraft, has spoken out about his sale of the game and his company, Mojang, to Microsoft in a $2.5 billion deal. She speaks in today’s "Movers ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Billionaire ‘Minecraft’ mogul shuns fame

Gaming mogul Markus Persson, famous for international hit Minecraft, has penned a heartfelt open letter to his fans explaining why he is selling his stake in the game.He simply cannot handle the pressure.In a  blog post  published on Monday under his ... [Published The New Daily - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 25 reports

‘Minecraft’ Creator Leaves After Microsoft Buys Company For $2.5B

Image: MojangIt was coming and all those who are gamers or in the gaming industry knew it was going to happen. Microsoft, a software and hardware juggernaut within the video game community, acquired Mojang, the company behind the globally-successful Mojang ... [Published Black Enterprise - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Microsoft Could Announce $2.5 Billion Acquisition of Minecraft Studio Monday

Talks reportedly initiated by Minecraft creator Markus PerssonMicrosoft’s rumored acquisition of Sweden-based Minecraft developer Mojang could be worth as much as $2.5 billion , according to a Reuters report published Friday. This is considerably higher ... [Published Maximum PC - Sep 15 2014]

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Microsoft digs $2.5bn deep for Minecraft [Published Times Live South Africa - 9 hours ago]
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Markus Persson: a gaming superstar [Published Financial Times - Asia homepage - Sep 19 2014]
Markus Persson: a gaming superstar [Published Financial Times - Europe homepage - Sep 19 2014]
Markus Persson: a gaming superstar [Published Financial Times - UK Homepage - Sep 19 2014]
‘Notch’ escapes Minecraft world [Published Waterloo Region Record - Sep 18 2014]
Minecraft Will Be Changed by Microsoft Interfer... [Published Softpedia - Sep 18 2014]
The Cornerplay: Microsoft overpaid for Minecraf... [Published TechSpot - Sep 18 2014]
Microsoft swallows Mojang: the cynics have got ... [Published The First Post: Latest - Sep 18 2014]
Mojang founder: Why we sold to Microsoft [Published IOL - Sep 17 2014]
Why 'Minecraft' Creator Notch Persson Sold Out ... [Published International Business Times - Sep 17 2014]
Microsoft buys Minecraft studio Mojang for $2.5bn [Published Licensing.biz - Sep 17 2014]
Minecraft creator moves on from Mojang [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 17 2014]
This is Phil Fish [Published Kottke.org Blog - Sep 17 2014]
Microsoft and ‘Minecraft’ maker in US$2.5bn deal [Published Taipei Times Online - Sep 16 2014]
Market Wrap-up for Sep. 16 – Microsoft Upping I... [Published Dividend.com - Sep 16 2014]
How the gaming community destroys its heroes [Published Post Tech - Sep 16 2014]
How the gaming community destroys its heroes [Published Faster Forward - Sep 16 2014]
Video: Minecraft creator unapologetic over £1.5... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft an... [Published Entrepreneur.com - Sep 16 2014]
Tuesday Buzz: When Leading Means Getting Out of... [Published Associations Now - Sep 16 2014]
Conan Shows Us What the Minecraft Creator’s Rea... [Published Time - Sep 16 2014]
Conan Shows Us What the Minecraft Creator’s Rea... [Published TIME.com - Sep 16 2014]
Microsoft acquires makers of Minecraft for $2.5... [Published DNA India - Sep 16 2014]
Why Minecraft’s Markus Persson is ‘struggling’ ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
Why Minecraft’s Markus Persson is ‘struggling’ ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
Stock Update: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSF... [Published Jutia Group - Sep 16 2014]
Minecraft Downloads to Continue on PC, PlayStation [Published WebProNews Feed - Sep 16 2014]
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This is Phil Fish [Published Kottke.org Blog - Sep 17 2014]
Using Phil Fish, the person responsible for critically acclaimed indie game Fez, this video by Ian Danskin explores what it means to be internet famous, something everyone who writes/creates/posts/tweets online has experienced to some extent. We are ...
How the gaming community destroys its heroes [Published Post Tech - Sep 16 2014]
Microsoft announced that it will acquire video game maker Mojang and its popular Minecraft game for $2.5 billion Monday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Microsoft it announced it was buying Mojang , the developer of indie-game turned phenomenon Minecraft, ...
How the gaming community destroys its heroes [Published Faster Forward - Sep 16 2014]
Microsoft announced that it will acquire video game maker Mojang and its popular Minecraft game for $2.5 billion Monday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Microsoft it announced it was buying Mojang , the developer of indie-game turned phenomenon Minecraft, ...
Conan Shows Us What the Minecraft Creator’s Rea... [Published TIME.com - Sep 16 2014]
There’s a lot of nonsense masquerading as analysis out there about Microsoft’s $2.5 billion Mojang game studio purchase (and by proxy, Minecraft). So here’s some nonsense by design: Conan’s take on the multi-billion dollar deal. Microsoft shoveled ...
The Daily Startup: UC Plans $250M Fund Amid Ris... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Sep 16 2014]
Art by Mike Lucas The University of California is planning a $250 million venture fund  to finance startups springing from research conducted by its faculty and students, the WSJ’s Erica Phillips reports. The effort is part of an overall trend toward ...
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