Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is acquiring software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in a deal announced by both companies on Monday.

This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. (The Verge)

GitHub is a code repository that 28 million developers contribute to. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub.

GitHub raised $350 million (Crunchbase) and the company was valued at about $2 billion in 2015 (Bloomberg).

You can edit or expand this story


  • TODO tags

      Is there a problem with this article? [Join] today to let people know and help build the news.
      • Share

      Subscribe to our newsletter

      Be the first to collaborate on our developing articles

      WikiTribune Open menu Close Search Like Back Next Open menu Close menu Play video RSS Feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Youtube Connect with us on Linkedin Connect with us on Discord Email us