Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire GitHub

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A new report today confirmed that world’s number one
software firm Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, a
platform that’s specifically aimed at developers. Github is
one largest host of source code in the world,
and a report in 2017 had revealed that the platform hosts more
than 57 million repositories, and it has 20
million users.

GitHub is another popular company that might end up being
acquired by Microsoft, and it’s apparently going to help both,
the software giant and GitHub.

If the report is believed to be true, Microsoft could announce
the acquisition of Github on Monday, so we don’t have
to wait too long to get a better idea of the software giant’s
plans. Interestingly, GitHub chose Microsoft because of Satya
Nadella.

GitHub is free to use for public and open source projects, but
the company also offers affordable paid plans for developers
and businesses. It starts at just $7. GitHub is popular because
it allows developers to store code for their projects and
engage or collaborate with the largest community.

A report from CNBC recently revealed Microsoft and GitHub have
been discussing several options including a possible investment
or a full acquisition.

A couple of months ago, CEO and founder Chris Wanstrath
left the company. GitHub is currently undergoing an
internal reorganization.

It apparently makes sense for Microsoft to acquire Github given
that Windows Store is struggling because of the app gap. The
company has been trying hard to convince developers to
compile their apps for Windows 10 devices that powers close to
700 million devices.

GitHub could help Microsoft expand its relationship with
developers, and it’ll also make it easier for Microsoft to get
in touch with developers and convince them to build apps for
Windows 10.



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