The companies have reportedly had several discussions about partnership in recent years, but those close to GitHub's decision told media outlets that talks have grown increasingly more serious. Its co-founder, Tom Preston-Werner, resigned in 2014 after harassment allegations surfaced.
Both Microsoft and GitHub have refrained from making a statement on the story, suggesting they don't comment on rumours and speculation.
Last valued at $2 billion (in 2015), GitHub is responsible for hosting the single largest collection of code in one place, acting as the repository for projects ranging in scope from small developer teams to the likes of Google. Microsoft is now the biggest open source contributor on GitHub. According to the new report, Microsoft may have to shell out in the region of US$5 billion to add GitHub to its growing list of mergers and acquisitions. It's used by developers to store and share software code, and it has emerged as a central tool for developers all of kinds. Within three quarters of 2016, GitHub lost over $66 million.
It's worth noting that Microsoft's journey started with creating software development tools and the company is known to lure developers from time-to-time to boost its software business. GitHub has also been undergoing executive changes. If this acquisition falls through, Microsoft will benefit immensely by gaining access to millions of developers and companies who can prove to be potential users for Microsoft's cloud services and other technology products.
The company has been looking for a CEO since a year ago, when co-founder Chris Wanstrath announced plans to step down from the role.
Diplomacy heats up ahead of potential North Korea summit
While agreeing to halt missile tests and close a nuclear test site, North Korea has not yet agreed to give up its nuclear weapons. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that Kim is expected to travel to New York City on Wednesday.
The cease-fire means the Syrian rebels have continued to control an area along the Golan and Jordan's border. Israeli officials have maintained that they can not tolerate a continued Iranian military presence in Syria.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed at the resort in 2005, while King George VI and The Queen Mother visited in 1939. Meghan Markle's bio on the royals' official website has quietly undergone a subtle - but significant - change.
The government spending-linked public administration segment's growth rose to 13.3 percent from 7.7 percent in December quarter. The minister also hailed and credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the development.
So much for these NBA Finals being a mutual admiration society affair between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers . Despite the injury, Thompson would log 45 minutes and produce 24 points on 50 percent shooting in Golden State's 124-114 OT win.
Trump said he looks forward to seeing what is in the letter the North Korean delegation is bringing to Washington. Kim's right hand man General Kim Yong Chol flew into NY on Wednesday to discuss preparations for the assembly.
The Legislature called itself back into a 30-day special session to discuss if Greitens should be impeached, which began May 18. Mr Greitens said he had worked through the adultery with his wife, but denied blackmailing the other woman.
According to reports in the media, Jalan has a widespread racket with a majority of clients in South Africa. Despite repeated attempts by TOI to get his version, Arbaaz didn't return calls or respond to text messages.
Williams had cruised through her opening round match against Kristyna Pliskova in what was a record 317th win at the Slams. Elsewhere in the interview, Williams addresses a statement she made back in 2004 about wanting to get down to a size 4.
Theyre also running a Facebook contest to win free doughnuts for a year for writing about why you love doughnuts. Every Walmart location in the U.S.is giving out free doughuts to customers on Friday for National Donut Day.
Trump Critics Say Only A Dictator Would Pardon Himself
I think it would probably get answered by, 'gosh that's what the Constitution says .' And if you want to change it, change it. Meantime, Giuliani has said before that the president's lawyers oppose Trump sitting down for an interview with Mueller.
Crude oil prices ease on prospects of higher world supplies
But without adequate transportation to get crude to the coasts, "we're going to continue to see some weakness in WTI", he said . Prices have fallen sharply in the past week amid expectations that OPEC will ramp up production, as well as a stronger dollar.
Real Madrid Turns to Premier League for New Manager
Zidane has now won nine trophies since replacing Rafael Benitez in the Santiago Bernabeu dugout in January 2016. He has been in charge of Germany since 2006 and led them to World Cup glory four years ago.
Russian journalist who 'died' shows up alive in Ukraine
Last night, local police reported that Mr Babchenko was shot in his apartment building in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Arkady Babchenko's wife reportedly told authorities she believed he was shot because of his professional work.
Pixel 3 XL Sports Major Upgrades, Pixel 3 Not So Much
The rendering was created by Redditor Fondantanail and it gives us a close visual prediction on how the Pixel 3 XL will look like. The smaller version will however sport the same look as the Pixel 2 and will not include the notch or the edge-to-edge look.