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Why Microsoft Might Pay $2 Billion for Minecraft

Why Microsoft Might Pay $2 Billion for Minecraft
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The going rate for a universe these days appears to be $2 billion.

That’s the amount Microsoft is prepared to pay to acquire Mojang, the Swedish company that owns Minecraft, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The two companies have yet to finalize a deal, per the report, although they could come to terms this week. A Microsoft spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.