Sunday November 17, 2019
Home Lead Story Microsoft-own...

Microsoft-owned GitHub Acquires Collaboration Tool Firm

Microsoft announced GitHub’s acquisition in June 2018 for $7.5 billion

0
//
microsoft
FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

To review codes, Microsoft-owned GitHub has acquired a US-based start-up called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount.

Following the acquisition, Pull Panda’s products – Pull Reminders, Pull Analytics and Pull Assigner – would now be available for free as part of GitHub Marketplace application.

“We’re excited to share some big news… We’ve acquired Pull Panda to help teams create more efficient and effective code review workflows on GitHub,” the Microsoft-owned company wrote in a blog-post on Monday.

Microsoft
Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

The acquisition would support automatic reminders, real-time insight into the effectiveness of a team’s process, make data-driven improvements and automatically distribute code across teams.

In future, GitHub plans to eventually internally integrate Pull Panda’s features with its own software.

Also Read- WhatsApp Maintains its Stand on India’s Message Traceability Call

Founded in 2008, GitHub is a web-based hosting service, mostly used for computer coding. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features

Microsoft announced GitHub’s acquisition in June 2018 for $7.5 billion. (IANS)

Next Story

Microsoft Pulls Plug On Its Cortana Mobile App For Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana mobile app for both Android and iOS devices across several countries

0
Microsoft
Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana mobile app for both Android and iOS devices in several countries. Pixabay

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana mobile app for both Android and iOS devices in regions such as the UK, Canada, Australia and several other countries.

Beginning January 31, Microsoft will no longer support the digital assistant app in the above-mentioned countries, it said in three regional support notes.

When asked if the iOS and Android apps will also be shuttered in the US, a Microsoft spokesperson said that in addition to Britain, Australia and Canada, affected markets include China, Germany, India, Mexico and Spain, CNet reported on Saturday.

Microsoft
Microsoft will no longer support the digital assistant app in some countries. Pixabay

Notably, the Cortana app is used to configure settings and update firmware for devices like Microsoft’s Surface Headphones.

Lists, reminders and other content created by way of the iOS or Android app will still be accessible via Cortana on Windows, the company said in its support page.

Also Read- Xiaomi Plans To Unveil All Smartphones Over $285 with 5G Support Soon

“Cortana is an integral part of our broader vision to bring the power of conversational computing and productivity to all our platforms and devices,” a Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as saying by CNet. (IANS)