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GitHub to Reputedly Enter into Deal with Acquisitor Microsoft

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Published on : Jun 04, 2018

According to recent reports, Microsoft would reportedly be acquiring GitHub, a popular coding website. People aware of the matter are being cited by news portals stating that the acquisition may be publicized anytime sooner. A series of similar reports did the rounds last week as the two companies sat for discussions, says a new story. The software giant is expected to cash in on the deal since it could make sense to its business, considering that the company is actively involved in ingratiating itself with developers.

On the other hand, Satya Nadella seems to have largely impressed GitHub as he has been continuously winning the attention of coders and courting coding initiatives even since he took office as Microsoft’s CEO in 2014.

Microsoft to Supposedly Access some 27 Mn Software Developers

At Microsoft Build 2017, Nadella addressed the attendees saying that it has never been a greater opportunity for developers to broadly impact all parts of the society. He continued saying the opportunity comes with huge responsibility, however. The acquisition of GitHub could give Microsoft access to approximately 27 million developers, although not all of them seem to be excited about their company being taken over. It is yet to be announced how the deal may affect the loyal community of GitHub. Details of the planned deal are still not disclosed. According to a source, Frank X. Shaw, corporate VP of communications, Microsoft has not given a comment on the deal. He said the company doesn’t ever comment on such rumors.

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