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GitHub has become far more than a platform for software development. It is where developers demonstrate their skills. Software engineersSoftware engineers routinely include links to their GitHub projects on their résumés, and companies scout for job candidates on GitHub.
Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today. This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedInLinkedIn two years ago. 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.