Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: Minecraft for 100 years, Salesforce wants to block Microsoft buying LinkedIn in EU and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft bought Minecraft to ensure it was around for 100 years

One of Microsoft’s executives, in an interview, has said that Microsoft bought Mojang with Minecraft to ensure that Minecraft would be around for 100 years or more, to make sure that it becomes a novelty brand in the future, much like Lego.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Insider Program turns two years old

The Insider Program that we’ve become so accustomed to even before the launch of Windows 10, has turned 2 years old.

Salesforce moves to block Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in European Union

The conflict between Salesforce and Microsoft continues as Salesforce announces it is working to block Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the EU.

Microsoft widens its Bug Bounty program for Edge, get paid to find and report browser bugs

To ensure that Microsoft’s latest browser, Edge, follows recommended web standards, as set by the W3C, the company is offering to pay people to find W3C violations through its Bug Bounty program.

That’s it for now – keep an eye on WinBeta for the latest Microsoft news.