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Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion
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The deal involves $7.5 billion worth of Microsoft stock for the software development plat  The deal involves $7.5 billion worth of Microsoft stock
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<strong>Microsoft is acquiring software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in a deal announced by <a href="https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/">both</a> <a href="https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/">companies</a> on Monday.</strong> <strong>Microsoft is acquiring software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in a deal announced by <a href="https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/">both</a> <a href="https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/">companies</a> on Monday.</strong>
This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11920072/microsoft-linkedin-acquisition-2016">$26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn</a> two years ago. (<em>The Verge</em>) This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11920072/microsoft-linkedin-acquisition-2016">$26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn</a> two years ago. (<em>The Verge</em>)
GitHub is a code repository that 28 million developers contribute to. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. GitHub is a code repository that 28 million developers contribute to. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub.
GitHub <a href="https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/github#section-overview">raised $350 million</a> (Crunchbase) and the company was valued at <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-15/github-said-to-seek-2-billion-valuation-in-latest-financing">about $2 billion</a> in 2015 (Bloomberg). GitHub <a href="https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/github#section-overview">raised $350 million</a> (Crunchbase) and the company was valued at <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-15/github-said-to-seek-2-billion-valuation-in-latest-financing">about $2 billion</a> in 2015 (Bloomberg).
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<p><a href="https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/" rel="nofollow">https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/</a></p> <p><a href="https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/" rel="nofollow">https://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/</a></p>
<p><a href="https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/" rel="nofollow">https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/" rel="nofollow">https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/</a></p>

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