Microsoft reportedly buys code-sharing site GitHub


The developer platform GitHub, which is widely used for storing, sharing, and collaborating on code, will apparently soon be a Microsoft company.

Microsoft has reportedly acquired the San Francisco-based hosting service and might announce the deal as soon as Monday, a Bloomberg report said, according to “people familiar with the matter.”

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Murmurs about the acquisition bubbled up late last week as the CEO-less GitHub was reportedly in talks with Microsoft about a sale. Its co-founder, Tom Preston-Werner, resigned in 2014 after harassment allegations surfaced. Read more…

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