Saturday, October 27, 2018

Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub is finalized

Seems like another big deal of the year, given the significance the code-sharing platform has to developers.

Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub

After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition closed it would continue to run it as an independent platform and business.

Lunden, I. (2018). Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub. TechCrunch. Retrieved from https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/26/microsoft-closes-its-7-5b-purchase-of-code-sharing-platform-github




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