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Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

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It’s official: Microsoft has bought Mojang, the parent company behind Minecraft. Minecraft to join Microsoft http://t.co/qdDbqUzVNm pic.twitter.com/E0EJmAjfiP — Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) September 15, 2014 Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, and its partner games Cobalt and Scrolls, today announced that Microsoft will be taking over control of one of the most popular games of the last… Read more »


Neil Young Wants to Party With PonoMusic Investors

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Not too long ago I reported on Crowdfunder’s affiliated efforts with musician Neil Young to launch a crowdfunding for equity campaign aimed at raising a Series A funding round for PonoMusic. To date the campaign has hundreds of backers with $5.45 million in investment commitments; the initial goal was $4 million. Due to overwhelming interest… Read more »


Product Hunt Raises $6M in Series A Funding

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Tech rating site, Product Hunt, has raised US $6 million in a new round of funding. This news comes days after the company announced that it raised a seed funding round of $1M and launched an iOS app. According to unnamed sources sited by TechCrunch, the round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and Product Hunt picked… Read more »


Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

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Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald. “When they asked me to get on board to run the… Read more »