Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

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Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

The rumors were true in the end, Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. And that’s not all, Chris Wanstrath is leaving and Nat Friedman will be taking on the role of GitHub’s CEO.

This agreement is expected to close at the end of the calendar year.

Once the acquisition closes, GitHub will be led by CEO Nat Friedman, who will continue to report to Microsoft Cloud + AI Group Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie; GitHub CEO and Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath will be a technical fellow at Microsoft, also reporting to Scott.

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Verizon Buys Aol for $4.4 Billion

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Verizon Buys Aol for $4.4 Billion

Guess what! Today I’m going tell you the news about two companies that I’ve never mentioned before in my site, Verizon and Aol…Ok let’s be fare, I mentioned Aol before when they shutdown TUAW.

If you read the title then I’m sure you already know what this news article is all about but let’s write it here again: Verizon Buys Aol for $4.4 Billion.

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Twilio Acquire Authy Two Factor Authentication Service

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Twilio Acquire Authy Two Factor Authentication Service

In an email sent to its users along with a blog post by The Founder & CEO of Authy, Daniel Palacio announced that Twilio Acquired Authy.

We are excited to let you know that Authy has joined Twilio, the world’s most popular cloud communications platform.

For the people who still don’t know what Authy is, you can say it’s the perfect Two Factor Authentication service that I personally use to protect both my site and my server, while Twilio is a cloud communication service that offer phones, VoIP, and messaging on the web.

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Microsoft Acquire Calendar App Sunrise for $100 Million

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Microsoft Acquire Calendar App Sunrise for $100 Million

Microsoft seems to be hungry for some apps lately and doesn’t care about spending their money left or right.

According to the latest report from TechCrunch, Microsoft is acquiring the Calendar App Sunrise. This acquisition is the 3rd this year and it costed Microsoft $100 million.

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