Book Excerpt: How Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Almost Took a Job at Valve

An excerpt from Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson’s book about the creation of Minecraft, released in English this November.
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LivingSocial Suffers Web and App Outage

The daily deal site goes down.
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AOL Turns Moviefone Over to BermanBraun for Reboot

Press one for a much-needed overhaul of the service that still lives in 1999.
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Valve’s Steam Machines Won’t Be “Console Killers,” but Here’s How They Could Shake Up Gaming Anyway

If they work as promised, Steam Machines could be disruptive — just not in the way you think.
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Former Yahoo and Microsoft Media Exec Scott Moore Tapped as Cheezburger President and COO

He ran MSN and Yahoo Media, but can he herd some cats?
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Exclusive: EA Partners Founder’s New Company Will Invest $40 Million in Mobile Indie Games

Mobile (games), mobile (games), mobile (games)!
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Up Is Down and Down Is Up: Yahoo Stock Waxes, While Apple Wanes

Ironic, much?
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New Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro Hints at the Future of the Web Portal (Pro Tip: Get Personal!)

A bit of insight from Yahoo’s new ops man, in a very general way.
Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro, right, in conversation at DLD Munich.

Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Yahoo’s Latest New Homepage Redesign Tries Dramatic Interactive Tile Look

Apparently, imitation of Flipboard, Window 8, Pinterest, Wonderwall and more is the sincerest form of flattery.
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OnLive Denies Reports That It’s Shutting Down

What about the reports of mass layoffs? Stay tuned.
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