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    Microsoft shells out $2.5B for Minecraft maker Edit Post

    Microsoft agreed to acquire Finnish game developer Mojang for $2.5 billion, as it looks to further strengthen its gaming portfolio, which already includes the Halo and Forza titles. The company behind the massively popular Minecraft game series will join Microsoft Studios, which will continue to make the game available for all current platforms. Mojang’s Minecraft is the ...

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    Twitter ramps up developer efforts with Flight conference Edit Post

    Twitter said that its first mobile developer conference, Twitter Flight, will take place on 22 October in San Francisco. In a post on a Twitter blog, Jeff Sandquist, director of developer and platform relations, said that attendees will be able to find out how Twitter “can help you build the best mobile apps”. CEO Dick Costolo will ...
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    App privacy still falling short Edit Post

    Many mobile apps are failing to explain how they collect, use and disclose personal information, according to a survey conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN). The survey of 1,211 titles by 26 privacy regulators around the world found that 85 per cent fail to adequately explain what is being done with personal data. Other findings ...