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Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today. This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, and Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion in stock for the company in a deal that should close later this year.

GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies hosting entire projects, documentation, and code. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. There are 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, and 28 million developers contribute to them. GitHub will now be led by CEO Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, who will report to Microsoft’s Cloud and AI chief Scott Guthrie. GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath will now become a technical fellow at Microsoft, also reporting into Guthrie.

It’s easy to imagine why Microsoft would want to acquire GitHub. Microsoft killed its own GitHub competitor, Codeplex, in December and is now the top contributor to GitHub, Microsoft now has more than 1,000 employees actively pushing code to GitHub repositories. Its popularity among developers could see Microsoft earn some much-needed trust and respect from developers. In bigger enterprises and slower moving businesses, the fact Microsoft has acquired GitHub will make it more trusted to use for projects and source control, simply because Microsoft is already trusted across many software and services by these companies. “We will accelerate enterprise developers’ use of GitHub, with our direct sales and partner channels and access to Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure and services,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Re: Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 05:01:48 PM »
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 07:47:46 PM »
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Re: Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 01:23:50 PM »
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Re: Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 02:07:59 AM »
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Re: Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 01:49:25 PM »
From our department, we need to develop a lab facility where students can work to develop their skills under a proper guidance.
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