Microsoft CEO Nadella has been moving the company away from hesitations with open-source software development and investing more heavily in resources like GitHub. The site allows developers to upload open-source software so other developers can tweak and improve upon the code. Some, noting changes happening at the company since Satya Nadella became CEO in 2014, said they believed Microsoft would be a good steward for GitHub.
Bloomberg said GitHub has been searching for a new chief executive officer for the past nine months and is now unprofitable.
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. In 2007, Microsoft alleged that Linux violated 235 of its patents, and it went on to press charges against mapping company TomTom for IP infringement via its use of Linux (the two companies eventually settled). GitHub has also not responded to media inquiries to the potential acquisition.
"In other words, not only should sceptics not be anxious about Microsoft unduly favouring their own platforms, they should also be excited that, more than any other potential acquirer, Microsoft is likely to push the individual and community aspects that make GitHub so unique". GitHub allegedly hosts over 80 million code repositories and 27 million developer accounts. It's worth noting that Microsoft does use GitHub, just like Google and other tech companies. Bloomberg reported that despite growing revenue, the company posted a loss of $66 million (paywall) over the first nine months of 2016. Last August, the company said it wanted a replacement for CEO Chris Wanstrath - one of GitHub's founders.
The best thing Microsoft can do is not to do anything to GitHub for the foreseeable future.
Despite Microsoft's recent decision to open its arms to open source, there are plenty of sceptics, especially within the GitHub community.
Many firms depend on GitHub to collaborate and build their products.
Sears to close one Kansas store
Sears same-store sales fell 13.4 percent, while sales at Kmart declined 9.5 percent, according to Sears Holdings quarterly report. Even though the current retail environment is hard for many retailers, Sears' performance has been much worse than its rivals.
A half-hour gun battle raged between the militants inside the police station and police, killing security forces and civilians. Under surveillance by the Marines, the Taliban fighters returned to their Helmand stronghold, a center for poppy cultivation.
Facebook introduced a feature called Trending in 2014, and you can probably guess what it did even if you never touch Facebook. How the platform approached its role as a news disseminator has sparked heavy criticism across a number of different groups.
In March, he told British MPs that the Russian state wanted to "get me back to Russia and then kill me in their own system". It is the "sixth time Russian Federation has abused Interpol in my case", he added.
It's worth noting that the majority of games Bethesda featured during its E3 2017 conference were released later that year. But what does that mean for ongoing projects like Fallout: New California and the long-time coming Fallout 4: New Vegas? .
Gary Cahill powered home the opener on seven minutes before Harry Kane fired home with 39 minutes on the clock. Bright Omokaro, an ex-international, told NAN that the team performed fairly against the 3 Lions of England .
The attendance number is the best of the team's three watch parties at the arena - with seats, again, filled in the 400 level. This team from Washington is an excellent hockey club, and obviously this series isn't going to go four games.
He was on target in Les Bleus 3-1 win against Italy on Friday, with Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele also on the scoresheet. He signed a five-year contract but his original deal contained a release clause of €50 million.
The order said that the report was to be made public "annually on May 1, consistent with the need to protect sources and methods". So far, the number of civilians injured due to military operations is at 169, but that number could rise as well.
I think as I am reading I am subconsciously absorbing words, learning to spell", he said in an interview with VTDigger in March. Of the past 23 champions, 19 have had Indian heritage. "I'm trying not to make that my standard", she said Wednesday.
First Wonder Woman Sequel Tease Confirms 80s Setting
Wonder Woman 2 will introduce the villain Cheetah, to be played by Saturday Night Live and The Skeleton Twins star Kristen Wiig . Earlier in May, Variety reported that Jenkins will earn $9 million for directing the superhero sequel.
Apple's confronting new iPhone feature
Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS . It didn't catch on, and Apple has scaled back its advertising ambitions since then to focus on ads in its App Store.
Apple has blocked Telegram updates on the App Store
App updates are essential to bolster the security of users and their data, and to comply with privacy laws and regulation. The burden falls squarely on Apple to justify blocking global updates to Telegram , a hugely popular messaging app.
Merkel offers Macron concessions on eurozone reforms
European leaders in Brussels, already anxious about Poland and Hungary, now worry a menace to European unity from inside its core. Merkel also backs the step-by-step introduction of a euro zone investment budget in the low double-digit billions of euros.
Google retreating from military AI project
The EFF and others stressed the need for moral and ethical frameworks regarding the use of artificial intelligence in weaponry. Google's artificial intelligence would bring "an exquisite capability" for "near-real time analysis", the email said.
IOS 12 Might Include Features to Keep You Off Your Phone
According to a recent report by Gene Muster, Apple is likely to improve its Siri voice assistant and AI capabilities with iOS 12. The new iOS 12 is expected to unveil on Monday, with a " Digital Health Initiative" tipped to be one of the main features.