US tech firm GitHub buys web design startup Easel

January 9
8:30 PM 2014

GitHub has laid its hands on web development without coding. The San Francisco-based firm has just acquired Easel, according to a blog it posted earlier. Easel is a startup that provides web-based software for website design, according to VentureBeat.

Easel should provide a new revenue stream for GitHub. The latter's site is widely used by web developers. In addition, GitHub's investors are still looking for quick growth more than a year after it closed a whopping $100 million in a venture round, the report detailed.

GitHub functions as a large storehouse for code. It had 4 million users as of September 2013. Easel provides quite a different type of service. The startup helps small companies design and adjust their websites without the messy process of writing and checking code. Companies can then export their finished product in HTML format, the report explained.

It is not yet confirmed if Easel's services will be available on GitHub's website. After it acquired Ordered List in 2011, GitHub made the startup's services available on its website. However, the company has not indicated if it will do the same to its latest acquisition, VentureBeat reported.

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