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Forums - PC Discussion - Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/6/3/17422752/microsoft-github-acquisition-rumors

 

"Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub, and could announce the deal as early as Monday. Bloomberg reports that the software giant has agreed to acquire GitHub, and that the company chose Microsoft partly because of CEO Satya Nadella. Business Insider first reported that Microsoft had been in talks with GitHub recently."

 

update:
It's official 

$7.5 billion

Last edited by the-pi-guy - on 05 June 2018

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What a bunch of gits!

No idea what GitHub even is, but gotta laugh at that name



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

thought github was for open source stuff. this sounds a little pointless. aside keeping proprietary software ahead of the open source stuff so people buy it



It's an interesting move that's for sure.



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Supposedly GitHub is worth 5 billion dollars. So, it looks like Microsoft could buy valve pretty easily.



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Snoopy said:
Supposedly GitHub is worth 5 billion dollars. So, it looks like Microsoft could buy valve pretty easily.

Except Valve are private and no, they won't. 

 

This has nothing to do with Valve either. 



               

Chazore said:
Snoopy said:
Supposedly GitHub is worth 5 billion dollars. So, it looks like Microsoft could buy valve pretty easily.

Except Valve are private and no, they won't. 

 

This has nothing to do with Valve either. 

Valve is worth about 5 billion and Gabe owns the majority of the company. Maybe Gabe wants to sell since he is getting up there in age.



Chazore said:
Snoopy said:
Supposedly GitHub is worth 5 billion dollars. So, it looks like Microsoft could buy valve pretty easily.

Except Valve are private and no, they won't. 

 

This has nothing to do with Valve either. 

GitHub are also private.
And you are correct, it has nothing to do with Valve.

Basically... These purchases can't go through unless the shareholders (Aka. Gabe for Valve/Chris for GitHub) give the go ahead.



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I don't know how I feel about this. I guess I could always swap to another Repository if I don't like it.



Well, if anyone needs it, it's Microsoft. Must be a nice change for their developers to look at good code for once.



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