Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5bn

Microsoft has splashed out again. They have just acquired open-source source code management and sharing platform GitHub for $7.5bn. GitHub has a community of 28 million developers and hosts 85 million repositories of code. GitHub is used to host some of the most significant open-source projects, including Ansible, Kubernetes and many others. Microsoft’s last major purchase was…

Broadcom plans $103bn takeover of Qualcomm

Having announced a move of their headquarters to the US, Broadcom  is now targeting another chipmaker for a takeover. Even with the Brocade deal stuck in CIFUS negotiations, they are looking to target Qualcomm . Given that both Qualcomm and Broadcom have income streams from WiFi and LTE chipsets. The combination of both companies will potentially…

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

CenturyLink  has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications. In their press-release (CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3), they claim they are now positioned to: Offer a broader, innovative product portfolio of network solutions and advanced IT services designed to meet complex technology and threat protection needs Deliver these solutions and services to enterprise, government,…