Rumors are circulating that Microsoft wants to have the popular GitHub code storage service brought to light.
A Publication from Business Insider reports that it knows from sources both from GitHub and Microsoft that the two companies first met to discuss a joint venture marketing and are now thinking of a full merger.
If rumors are true, the deal will move to the amount of 5 billion dollars, a price that a source Reported on CNBC that is too high for Microsoft.
It is unclear whether these talks are part of a serious concern if they are inactive or if they continue even today.
GitHub, 2015, was valued for about 2 billion dollars, and a few years ago it sought funding to enter the stock market. Things changed when GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath resigned last fall. The company has not yet found a replacement, although it looks at executives from Microsoft and Google.
If rumors turn out to be true and the takeover is done by Microsoft, both companies will benefit. Git Hub's ownership will give Microsoft immediate access to hundreds of millions of developers, working in millions of businesses and projects. These developers can make better use of Microsoft's cloud services and other company products.
In addition, the Git Hub is a gold data mining and AI resources. The acquisition of the service could hypothetically give access to Microsoft.
As far as the benefits that GitHub can make, they are much more measurable: 5 billions of dollars is not much.