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EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub deal set for approval

 |  October 8, 2018
According to Reuters, US software giant Microsoft is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its US$7.5 billion purchase of privately held coding website GitHub.
GitHub, the world’s largest code host, has more than 28 million developers using its platform. It will become a part of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud unit once the acquisition is completed.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has tried to assuage users’ worries that GitHub might favor Microsoft products over competitors after the deal, saying GitHub would continue to be an open platform that works with all public clouds.

“Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” Nadella said in a release when announcing the deal in May.

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