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By Dave Sumner Smith | Managed by Vertical Networks specialist WordZone

GitHub is raising a secondary round

We’re hearing from several sources that a secondary financing round is in the works for GitHub, following its last $250 million financing round that valued it at $2 billion in July last year. However, there’s a little bit of interesting chatter beyond that they’re raising a secondary for potential …

GitHub boosts collaboration with new project management tools

At its Universe conference in San Francisco, GitHub announced handy new features that have been added to its code repository hosting platform, which have been designed to make it easier to collaborate on software projects.<p>GitHub now offers a project management tool to help you organize issues and …

Project Management

GitHub gets built-in project management tools and support for formal reviews

GitHub is hosting its Universe developer conference in San Francisco today. Unsurprisingly, the company used this event to announce a number of new features for its Git-based code hosting service. The company calls it its “biggest update to the platform yet,” though how important these changes …

Why GitHub finally abandoned its bossless workplace

Two years ago, Chris Wanstrath gathered the employees of his software startup GitHub into a meeting to notify them of a major change: They were all getting bosses.<p>When Wanstrath and his co-founders started GitHub in 2008, they were adamant that they use a flat corporate structure without managers …

LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

LinkedIn

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance of URLs, we're entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at …

Facebook

GitHub's Electron reaches 1.0 release

Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business

Vimeo, which has been moving over the past several months to further invest in its original content and creator community, announced this morning it has acquired VHX, a company providing a platform for premium over-the-top subscription (OTT) video channels. Deal terms were not revealed, but Vimeo …

Social networking comes (at last) to the workplace

After a slow start, corporate social media may be coming into its own.<p>Two years ago, Randy Bragdon’s real-estate brokerage tried out Yammer, the corporate social-networking software Microsoft MSFT, +0.49% purchased in 2012 for $1.2 billion. On Yammer, co-workers can collaborate on projects, message …

Networking

A Full Introduction To Edmodo

Twitter for GitHub adds your @handle to profiles

If there’s one thing to be said for Twitter and GitHub, it’s that developers tend to make a home at both. So a new Chrome extension that adds your Twitter handle to a GitHub profile is pretty much a no-brainer.<p>It doesn’t even have a clever name: Twitter for GitHub. And really, the name says it …

GitHub

GitHub suffers “major outage,” cause unknown

Code-sharing site GitHub has been hit by a major service outage, however the cause of the disruption is a mystery.<p>GitHub said it was investigating …