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Google also wanted to buy GitHub

Microsoft agreed to pay US$7.50-billion for GitHub earlier in June, but it wasn’t the only interested party. Google was in the running too, according to Diane Greene, head of the company’s cloud arm. “I wouldn’t

Microsoft agrees to buy GitHub for $7.5bn

Microsoft said on Monday that it has reached an agreement to buy GitHub, the code repository company popular with many software developers, for $7.5bn (about R94bn) in shares. The acquisition provides a way forward

Unicorns are on the endangered list

What a difference two years can make. The herd of private technology start-ups worth over US$1bn – dubbed “unicorns” – is looking decidedly skittish. Funding is drying up and the expected rivers of revenue have not yet begun to flow. On Friday

Craig Raw
In defence of open source

The Internet world changes quickly. Open source, the practice of promoting free redistribution and access to an end product’s implementation, was little known and often unpopular. Just a few years ago, it was common to see debates on