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  • BEIJING, Sept 21- Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • Alibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world. Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling.

  • More layoffs coming at Microsoft: Report     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew discusses more moves in Microsoft after the largest acquisition yet for the company's CEO Satya Nadella.

  • Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says the acquisition of the "Minecraft" gamemaker is a "good low-risk bet" that will shore up Microsoft's mobile strategy.

  • Apple's new record & Minecraft maker exits     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.

  • Minecraft deal could be key to Microsoft survival Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft's $2.5 billion Mojang acquisition might seem like an odd fit to some, but it could be a key strategic move for the tech behemoth.

  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from San Francisco's GamesBeat conference on the latest buzz from Amazon and Microsoft in the video game sector.

  • Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' creator     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."

  • Gaming trends & themes     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Amazon vice president of games Mike Frazzini, about Microsoft¿s purchase of Mojang for $2.5 billion and Amazon's gaming strategy.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

  • A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft will buy Stockholm-based game developer Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

  • Twitch 's Amazon wish list     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, discusses his $970 million deal with Amazon and the opportunities collaborating with the e-commerce giant presents. Shear says he was attracted to Amazon because they promised autonomy and more resources to operate faster.

  • Activision unleashes biggest launch ever     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO, about the launch of its first-person shooter videogame "Destiny," and how its success augurs for the holiday sales season.

  • For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    ANAHEIM, Calif.— When it comes to video games, are they better late than never? At this week's GameStop Expo, the video game retailer's annual consumer-centric event, more than 3,000 attendees had the chance to test drive highly anticipated titles like "Evolve,"'' Dying Light "and" Battlefield Hardline "in the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center.

  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' developer Mojang     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, explains why the $2 billion deal will be more significant for the Swedish game developer Mojang than Microsoft.

  • WSJ: Microsoft to buy Minecraft     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Discussing the potential deal between Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets. "Nadella needs to go aggressive," he says.

  • 'Halo' creators' 'Destiny' tops sales expectations Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Scene from "Destiny"

    The video game's sales, which equate to roughly 9 million copies sold, were even higher than most analysts had forecast.

  • Who is behind MineCraft?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Mojang, the developer behind blockbuster game MineCraft, may be bought up by Microsoft.