Sorry what?!??!!? Microsoft has been talking about buying GitHub, a startup at the center of the software world last valued at $2 billion
Microsoft has recently held talks to buy GitHub, reviving on-and-off conversations the two have had for years, according to people close to the companies.
The talks have come as GitHub, a popular platform for software developers, has struggled to hire a new CEO.
GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in 2015, thanks to a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital, and it is doing well financially, multiple people tell us. But the price tag for an acquisition could be $5 billion or more, and it's not clear that Microsoft is willing to pay that much. It's also not clear whether the talks are ongoing.