• Minecraft now owned by Microsoft

    Minecraft now owned by Microsoft

    Software giant Microsoft has acquired the maker of the hit computer game Minecraft for US$2.5 billion. However, the brains behind the video game will be leaving, according to media reports.

  • Google acquires cross-platform widget developer LabPixies

    Google acquires cross-platform widget developer LabPixies

    This week Google announced on its blogging platform that it has acquired LabPixies, a company that develops lightweight utilities and games for several platforms, including the iPhone, Android and iGoogle, Google’s customisable home page. Google and Labpixies have been working in collaboration for some time (Labpixies being one of the first developers to create widgets
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  • AOL Starts To Get Social Again, Acquires SocialThing!

    AOL Starts To Get Social Again, Acquires SocialThing!

    Boulder, Colorado based socialthing! has been acquired by AOL.  Although the  lifestreaming service only launched five months ago in private beta, AOL deemed it supposedly fit with their model.  Socialthing! is a FriendFeed competitor that I have found to be a little more intuitive and easy to use. A unique feature Socialthing! has is the
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