GitHub: News

Github is a code repository designed for companies and individual programmers. Conceptualized in 2007, Github is used by 65+ million developers and 3+ million organizations to build, ship, and maintain software code. Github claims it is the world’s largest and most advanced development platform in the world. The company also provides collaborative version control and package repository management. It is headquartered in California and has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018. Github was originally a flat organization with no mid-level managers and everyone was considered as a manager. Employees could choose to work on any project but the pay was decided by the CEO. In 2014, a layer of middle management was introduced. Github’s interesting mascot is an “octocat”, a cat with eight octopus-like arms. The character was created by graphic designer Simon Oxley as clip art for sale on iStock. Github noticed his work after Twitter chose a bird Oxley designed as their logo. The mascot has since been adapted for different purposes of Github.

14 May 2024


Amazon warehouse workers turn to bots for time off

Amazon warehouse employees are leveraging technology to secure voluntary time off (VTO), according to posts on Reddit and Github pages reviewed by 404 Media.

30 Apr 2024


Coder's block? GitHub Copilot now assists with project initiation

GitHub is elevating its code completion tool, Copilot, with a new service named GitHub Copilot Workspace.

17 Apr 2024

Apple App Store

NES emulator Bimmy removed from Apple App Store: Here's why

The new NES emulator, Bimmy, made a fleeting appearance on the Apple App Store before being taken down.

28 Mar 2023


Microsoft-owned GitHub lays off entire engineering team in India

GitHub, the popular software development company owned by Microsoft, has laid off the entire engineering team in India.

27 Mar 2023


Ex-employee leaks Twitter's source code: Is Twitter's security under threat

Elon Musk's Twitter has been riddled with various challenges since his takeover. The company is now facing a new hurdle as pieces of its source code were reportedly leaked online.

11 Feb 2023


Microsoft's layoffs begin; company fires employees in HoloLens, Surface, Xbox

Microsoft announced its decision to lay off 10,000 employees last month. As part of it, the company has now cuts jobs in units, including HoloLens mixed reality hardware, Surface devices, and Xbox gaming division.

05 Oct 2019


Alert: Don't send GIFs via WhatsApp, till you update it

A new vulnerability has been discovered in WhatsApp which allows hackers to gain access to your files and messages by leveraging malicious GIFs.

05 Jul 2019


DeepNude, app that made women appear nude, still remains accessible

In a shocking development, multiple outlets have reported that DeepNude, the app that made women appear nude, is still available on the internet.

05 May 2019


Someone is hacking, deleting GitHub repositories for Bitcoins

Reportedly, GitHub has been hit by hackers who are hijacking private code repositories and deleting them in order to blackmail their owners for ransom.

23 Mar 2019


Microsoft's 'Clippy' Office assistant resurrected, then killed

Back in the day, when Microsoft Office wasn't really popular, it had an animated assistant called Clippy.

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04 Jun 2018


Microsoft acquires GitHub: Is this the end of open-source software?

Microsoft has acquired world's largest open-source code repository website, GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal.

02 Jun 2018


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03 Mar 2018


GitHub overcomes world's largest DDoS attack in under 10 minutes

The largest known DDoS attack in the world targeted software development platform GitHub this week, and the latter was impressively able to overcome it in under 10 minutes.

23 Sep 2016

North Korea

Reddit internet traffic brings down North Korea's internet

North Korea's internet service came to a standstill when links to websites available in North Korea were posted online on Reddit.

18 Aug 2016


Could Google have a brand new OS?

Google appears to be heading towards a fresh start by developing a brand new operating system.