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Microsoft pulls the plug on Minecraft for Apple TV
Posted on 11th October 2018
Microsoft investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating. (Reuters)[/caption]Microsoft is pulling back support for its popular game “Minecraft” from Apple TV given the small number of people who accessed the game via Apple TV.

The decision went into effect on September 24, but no one really seemed to notice until this week, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

“Effective from September 24, the Apple TV version of ‘Minecraft’ will no longer be updated or supported. We’re grateful to the Apple TV community for their support, but we need to reallocate resources to the platforms that our players use the most. We will be issuing full refunds on all purchases made within the last 90 days,” the in-game message notes.

Since not a lot of people are playing it on the platform, Microsoft and the “Minecraft” team decided on cutting off Apple TV and putting more people on its ongoing and successful projects.

The game has also been pulled out from the Apple’s App Store.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense for developers to put resources into a version of the game that few people are playing,” a VentureBeat report said.

To make games compatible with Apple TV, developers require to incorporate support for “Siri Remote” — which helps users control their Apple TV with touch and voice.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the debut of the game on Apple TV in 2016, revealing that the game would work on its updated media and gaming device with the aim of bringing mobile gaming-like disruption to family rooms.

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Maruti Suzuki is looking to back your next big startup; here’s why?
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Kotak Mahindra Bank consolidated Q3 net up 13.5% to Rs 1,844 crore
Posted on 21st January 2019
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LIC completes the acquisition of 51% controlling stake in IDBI Bank
Posted on 21st January 2019
IDBI Bank Monday said insurance behemoth LIC has completed acquisition of 51 per cent controlling stake in the bank, making it the lender's majority shareholder.

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Sebi interpretation does not permit smaller L&T buyback
Posted on 21st January 2019
Shares of Larsen & Toubro Ltd opened over 3% lower on Monday after market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India denied the company permission for its first ever share buyback plan. However, the scrip pared all the losses and was trading 0.4% higher.

The stock had opened at ₹1,275 a share, or 3.3% lower than its Friday close. At 9.56 am, L&T was trading at ₹1,324 on the BSE, up 0.44% from its previous close. The Sensex rose 0.7% to 36,652.26 points.


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