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Microsoft to buy GitHub in $7.5B all-stock deal

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anandcoral:
I don't understand how business works
-mouser (June 04, 2018, 11:51 AM)
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I agree with Mouser.

Even after so many discussion, I too do not understand MS intention. Only am afraid, as I was for FoxPro, which came true.

Regards,

Anand

Deozaan:
Just read an article about why GitHub is worth that kind of money to Microsoft here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/github-is-microsoft-s-7-5-billion-undo-button
-Jibz (June 06, 2018, 09:13 AM)
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Eh... If you count this throw-away line as explaining why it is worth that much money:

Enter GitHub in 2008. GitHub makes it easier for large, loosely coordinated groups of programmers—in corporations, for instance—to use git. It has a well-designed web interface. If you don’t think that’s worth $7.5 billion, you’ve never read the git manual.-https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/github-is-microsoft-s-7-5-billion-undo-button
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Personally, I'm not satisfied with that answer. But then again, I've never read the git manual.

Dormouse:
I don't understand how business works
-mouser (June 04, 2018, 11:51 AM)
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Simples.
MS think GitHub is worth more than $7.5bn if they control it.
GitHub owners think it is worth less.
Neither share their ideas about valuation, but both think their lot is improved by the sale.

Whether either has any sense is another matter. And who is right can only be known in the fullness of time.

I've not seen a single comment anywhere giving a calculated value, so I doubt if anyone knows.

wraith808:
Gitlab runs on Microsoft Azure.
https://twitter.com/EdgarSanchez/status/1004087778760646656
-Tuxman (June 06, 2018, 02:47 AM)
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Thanks for that.  Gave me a laugh on a day when I needed one...

Deozaan:
Here's another good one:


https://twitter.com/ViktorKalmar1/status/1004157540224131072

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