Daily Intel

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion
It's official: Microsoft said Monday morning that it's buying Mojang, maker of the popular "Minecraft" video game, for $2.5 billion.
Sep 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks Minecraft, mobile and more at Seattle Chamber event | Pri0
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his big civic appearance debut Monday on the same day the company announced it was buying "Minecraft" maker Mojang for $2.5 billion -- Nadella's first major acquisition since he became CEO in February.
Sep 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
In latest volley against Amazon, Hachette’s writers target its board
After six months of being largely cut off from Amazon.com, many Hachette writers are fearful and angry, so this week they are trying a new tactic to get their work unshackled.
Sep 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion
Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
Sep 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats
At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.
Sep 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
United offering up to $100,000 to get flight attendants to leave
The airline hopes that about 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept the buyout offer, as United tries to cut costs.
Sep 15, 2014 | 9:15 PM
Alibaba founder keeps tight rein on his company
China’s kingpin of e-commerce got his start working through a friend he made on a 1995 visit to Seattle.
Sep 15, 2014 | 7:15 PM
Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump
Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped.
Sep 15, 2014 | 7:15 PM
Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S....
Sep 15, 2014 | 5:15 PM
US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at...
Sep 15, 2014 | 5:15 PM