Microsoft to acquire GitHub developer platform

Following several days of rumors, Microsoft confirmed today that it plans to acquire development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub will retain its independent operating model, according to Microsoft, including support for languages, tools, and operating systems that developers expect. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman, founder of Xamarin, will become GitHub CEO after the deal closes. GitHub's current CEO, Chris Wanstrath, will becom... Read the full text.
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