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Microsoft buys Xamarin

Xamarin joins Microsoft
Microsoft to buy Xamarin
This new acquisition aims to help Microsoft improve its developer tools and services, offering deeper integration and seamless mobile app dev experiences.

While desktops are not out of the picture yet, the mobile devices market keeps growing with each month that passes and Microsoft seems to take this very seriously. Earlier this week, the Redmond giant has signed an agreement to take over Xamarin, its long-time partner and "a leading platform provider for mobile app development."

Xamarin currently provides its services to over one hundred Fortune 500 companies, having a total of over 15,000 customers in 120 countries. Recently named as "one of the top startups that help run the Internet," Microsoft integrated its technology already into Visual Studio, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite. The goal is "to provide developers with an end-to-end workflow for native, secure apps across platforms."

Right now, no specifics about this company's future as a part of Microsoft have been uncovered. However, they will share more information starting at the Microsoft//Build conference in March, then at Xamarin Evolve in later April. As usual, the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, either.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-25 (Update: 2016-02-26)