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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.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
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.
Apple Inc. was unchanged at $101.63 with 58,525,300 shares traded. Avanir Pharmaceuticals rose 85.3 percent to $12.49 with 83,534,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $25.06 with 32,564,800 shares traded.
The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."
Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang, the developer of "Minecraft," is big push into mobile. "Minecraft" is the top paid app on iOS and Android device.
Stock market strategist Thomas Lee says there's plenty of proof the bull market still has several years to go.
Since plunging $1 billion into Alibaba nine years ago, the investment is the only thing Yahoo has gotten right.
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.
Microsoft will buy Stockholm-based game developer Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.
NEW YORK— Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. In addition, the founders of Mojang, the Swedish company behind "Minecraft," aren't staying with Microsoft.
NEW YORK— Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Simon Xie is the only individual besides Executive Chairman Jack Ma who owns the domestic Chinese companies.
He warned that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications for relations, the WSJ reported.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written to the Chinese government warning that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications for U.S.- China relations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Roughly one in four workers put in at least a few hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on a regular basis, according to a recent report.
Garlinghouse left Hightail when the company's board didn't want to sell, Re/code reports.
Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.66 with 60,867,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $25.16 with 31,665,700 shares traded. eBay Inc. rose 3.0 percent to $52.19 with 42,136,100 shares traded.
Google, the world's largest Internet company by market value, is in the early days of its next big bet: education.