In yet another sign that the world is software-driven, Prosus N.V., one of the world’s largest tech investment firms operating as the international Internet assets arm of South African multinational Naspers, announced on June 2 that it’s acquiring Stack Overflow, a global knowledge-sharing platform for developers and technologists, for $1.8B. Prosus already owns significant stakes in online education companies Udemy and Codecademy, in addition to a number of other tech companies—most notably, Tencent.
I’ve consistently argued in previous articles that all companies must think and act like software companies. As software becomes central to the strategy of non-software businesses, they must build core competence in software. This, in turn, has increased the importance to developers of keeping up with modern software-development practices. With technology advancing relentlessly, software developers must keep learning new skills.
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“Prosus N.V., one of the world’s largest tech investment firms… announced on June 2 that it’s acquiring Stack Overflow, a global knowledge-sharing platform”
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