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Timeline

March 16, 2020
GitHub buys JavaScript packaging vendor npm for an undisclosed amount.
March 12, 2020
GitHub launches new tools for teachers, including autograding

GitHub announces two new features for GitHub Classroom, its set of tools for helping computer science teachers assign and evaluate coding exercises.

November 13, 2019
GitHub launches GitHub Actions to the general public.

GitHub Actions is a system for automating tasks like building, testing, and deploying software. The beta was launched in 2018 and it is now available to everyone.

October 4, 2019
GitHub announces that Rachel Potvin will join as its new vice president of data.

September 18, 2019
Microsoft's GitHub acquires a code analysis tool called Semmle.
June 4, 2018
Microsoft, fully embracing a model it once saw as a threat, said on Monday that it was buying GitHub, an open software platform used by 28 million programmers, for $7.5 billion.

In a blog post, Chris Wanstrath, the company's chief executive and a co-founder, who will become a technical fellow at Microsoft, wrote that when GitHub started up a decade ago, he could have "never imagined" the outcome announced on Monday.

July 2015
GitHub raises a $250,000,000 series B round from Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, Sequoia Capital and Thrive Capital.
2015
GitHub raised a $250 million round in 2015, led by Sequoia Capital.
2015
GitHub was last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, and Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion in stock for the company in a deal that should close later this year.
2014
The $7.5 billion purchase, an all-stock deal, is the second-largest acquisition Microsoft has made since Mr. Nadella became chief executive in early 2014.

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Dominic Nutt
October 13, 2021
go.theregister.com
You want my medical records? Good, take them - now find me a cure
Ax Sharma
September 14, 2021
Ars Technica
Developers furious at Travis CI's "insanely embarrassing 'security bulletin.'"
Gareth Corfield
September 14, 2021
go.theregister.com
First try had a habit of melting its mirrors, apparently
Prasid Banerjee
September 9, 2021
mint
Smith said regulations formed in South Korea and Japan over the past week, which regulate how Google and Apple operate their App Stores, are perhaps the most significant tech regulations in 2021 so far
By Padraig Belton
September 6, 2021
BBC News
Artificial intelligence is getting better at penning code but still a long way from working alone.
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