Original Link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-near-deal-to-buy-minecraft-1410300213

The WSJ:

Microsoft Corp. is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular “Minecraft” videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The deal would be valued at more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as this week, this person said.