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Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world's leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft's developer tools and services to new audiences.

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Former AMD Exec Chris Hook Is Joining Intel

A couple of weeks ago we told you about the departure of Chris Hook from AMD, where he sat as the lead of AMD’s Radeon Technologies’ Group Marketing Department. It was unsure at the time if Chris would join Intel, but it looks like the rumors were true, he is now at Intel.

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Ryzen Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel

It looks like Intel has another high-profile hire. It seems these keep on coming for the company. Jim Keller, who was the VLSI guru who led the team behind AMD's comeback in the x86 processor market with "Zen", has reportedly quit his job at Telsa to join Intel. After his work on "Zen" he had joined Tesla to work on self-driving car hardware. Keller joins former AMD employee Raja Koduri who led AMD's Radeon Technologies Group.

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Is NVIDIA’s GeForce Partner Program Anti-Competitive?

A recent report from Kyle Bennet over at HardOCP has found some very interesting information about NVIDIA's new GeForce Partner Program. What is the GeForce Partner Program? You can read NVIDIA's own blog post about the program, but the whole idea behind the program is to, "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they’re being sold, and can confidently select products that carry the NVIDIA GeForce promise." This all sounds great, but when Kyle was approached by AMD to take a closer look into NVIDIA's GPP he found evidence that this new program aims to push board partners to not release products from other manufacturers, mainly AMD.

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