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Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn
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Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn

'The things that seem really easy for us are actually the things that are really difficult for an artificial intelligence,' researcher says.
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Microsoft Will Soon Spawn a Classroom Edition of Minecraft

Brick by brick, the tech giant plans to cash in on the game's popularity with educators and students.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How the Latest Fake Minecraft App Reached No. 4 on the iTunes Charts and Then Disappeared
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How the Latest Fake Minecraft App Reached No. 4 on the iTunes Charts and Then Disappeared

It was just one of dozens of malicious scam apps that copycat the wildly popular block-building adventure game.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup
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Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup

This week's headlines include Amazon's guidance for drone laws and new gaming technology at the E3 conference.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Watch Microsoft's Eye-Popping Hololens Demo Using Minecraft
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Watch Microsoft's Eye-Popping Hololens Demo Using Minecraft

Hold your pickaxe, partner. Microsoft just blew Minecraft clear out of the sandbox. Way out.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's What Oculus Just Revealed at Its Much-Anticipated Press Event
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Here's What Oculus Just Revealed at Its Much-Anticipated Press Event

Big news about partnerships and hand controllers, but still no word on a release date or a concrete price point.
Laura Entis
Lego Has Finally Created a Minecraft Competitor
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Lego Has Finally Created a Minecraft Competitor

The new game, Lego Worlds, is available for beta download now.
Jason Fell
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Get Ready for Microsoft to Rev Up the Global Minecraft Machine

Can a kids' game turn the ailing tech giant around?
Ryan Holmes
Here's How One Tweet Led to Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion
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Here's How One Tweet Led to Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Social media can change the entire course of your company's future.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset
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Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset

The tech company unveiled plans for a prototype visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and more to 3-D life.
'Game Guru' of Candy Crush Saga Leaves King Digital to Found New Gaming Startup
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'Game Guru' of Candy Crush Saga Leaves King Digital to Found New Gaming Startup

King's social games and mobile lead developer is parting ways with the company to launch a startup focused on virtual reality.
Laura Entis
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What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.
Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders
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Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?
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Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.
Laura Entis
Minecraft is the popular world-building, cross-platform video game released in 2011. The game was created by Swedish developer and designer Markus Persson at his company Mojang, which he co-founded in 2010. In 2014, Persson sold Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.