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Microsoft gets Minecraft, but will it get the fans?

Microsoft gets Minecraft, but will it get the fans?

The buzz around the sale has caused players to become uneasy; Microsoft claims it will do everything to retain the loyalty of Minecraft devotees It was announced yesterday that Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the company that created Minecraft, in a US$2.5 billion deal. Though both parties seem content with the purchase, the decision comes with

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Weekly Cornerplay: The Surface Pro 3 was a coin flip

Jeffrey Yuwono reviews the Surface Pro 3 in this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay. Two weeks are up — did he keep or return Microsoft’s device? I used to work in management consulting. We’d travel overseas on Mondays, do work at the client site over the week and return on Fridays. Rinse, repeat, month after month.


[Singapore] BizSpark Azure Lab

Microsoft will be organising a free Azure Lab to help BizSpark startups scale their cloud operations Synopsis: Maximise Your BizSpark Azure Credits We conducted a recent survey, letting us know how Singapore BizSpark startups want to use their free cloud credits; such as scaling on the cloud, hosting websites, and SQL. As thanks, we are inviting


Will GameStart be the Southeast Asian equivalent of GamesCom and E3?

The upcoming English language video game expo will be held in Singapore this year on Oct 25 and Oct 26; will feature gaming’s latest Gaming enthusiasts know about gaming expos such as Electronic Entertainment Expo, Penny Arcade Expo and GamesCom. For those living in Southeast Asia, it’s very tough to attend any of these grandstanding events due to travel

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Weekly Cornerplay: Skype 5.0 is dead on arrival

Skype 5.0 is here but its system of contacts is like it’s from the 90s and that’s a deal breaker, says Jeffrey Yuwono Welcome to the Weekly Cornerplay, a guest column where each week we analyse a tech product or service. With Microsoft in the news recently (18,000 in layoffs!), for this week’s entry we’re taking a look


Korean govt to turn its back on Microsoft… and use what instead, Hangul?

Usage of idiosyncratic software could push the Korean government away from Microsoft’s offerings and into open-source OSes like Linux As has been reported widely in Asia, South Korea is using the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported as a reason to walk away from Microsoft completely. While the rationale for this stance makes sense; updating to new


Microsoft lining itself up for failure in tough Korean search market

Can Microsoft land a foothold in the Korean search market? beSUCCESS thinks not, due to its late entry into the local-dominated scene Microsoft recently announced that it intends to fully enter the Korean internet search market later this year. This does not seem wise in a market that has been utterly dominated by Korean players


Speed is our main advantage: Stock market app TradeHero CTO

Dominic Morris, CTO, TradeHero, tells e27 about how a startup needs to capitalise on its sole advantage — speed Launched in December 2012, Singapore-based mobile stock market simulation app TradeHero has come a long way. As of April 2014, it has garnered more than 400,000 virtual traders across its iOS and Android apps. Currently, it


E3 2014: Microsoft draws first blood with Sunset Overdrive and more

How did the Xbox company choose to present its video gaming roadmap for 2014 and 2015? Simple: by reviving the old and adding in new Microsoft obviously knew that its Electronic Entertainment Expo showing last year was lackluster, to say the least. So it chinned up, took notes from feedback, and decided to just throw

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Kinect-less Xbox One will be sold in Asia. Is it a good thing?

Microsoft takes away its motion sensor to sell its new console at US$100 less; more details on finalised Asia price to come later Microsoft announced on its official press site that it will start selling Xbox One units without the motion sensor Kinect at US$399 in its current 13 markets (which is in North America


[Singapore] Microsoft //publish/

Microsoft //publish/ is a free developer event for collaboration on app design, performance, testing and publishing Synopsis: Microsoft //publish/ is a free event open to developers. Join us to code with developers from around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing – you name it. It’s 32 straight hours devoted


TradeHero launches Chinese mobile app

The financial stock market gamification app has released a Chinese language version for Android; has partnered with Baidu and Tencent As part of its expansion plans in China, financial stock market gamification app TradeHero has released a Chinese language version for the Android platform. TradeHero has partnered with internet players Baidu and Tencent to host the TradeHero app on


How can Xbox One succeed in Asia?

Microsoft’s gaming push in Asia and China will be a huge struggle given its competitor’s head start. Here are a few ways it can tackle the issue Microsoft will be launching its magnum opus console Xbox One in Singapore, China and parts of Asia this September. While it has its reasons not to release it


[Games] Japan Watch: Software charts wage Super Robot War(s Z)

Insanely popular turn-based strategy game featuring anime mechas top software charts sales; PlayStation’s portable dominate hardware Let it be said that Japan loves its digital idols, collectible monsters of varying shapes and dispositions, and robots. More so, if the latter is in SD form and fight each other in turn-based format. Yes, Bandai Namco released


What you need to know about the new Head of Xbox

In an interview that details his 26-year career, Phil Spencer talks about his favourite game, view on indie games and vision for Xbox One We reported a while back that long-time Microsoft Games Studio Chief Phil Spencer was promoted to the Head of Xbox. Beyond his shirt-changing and suit-donning presence at last year’s Xbox One reveal