Software

Docker sells enterprise business to VC-backed Mirantis

Docker, a San Francisco-based software container platform, sold its enterprise business to VC-backed Mirantis, and also raised $35 million in new funding from return backers Benchmark and Insight Partners.

Why it matters: Docker was a high-flying unicorn not too long ago, even viewed as a promising IPO candidate, but has since had its wings clipped and stall moved over with the middling mares.

Microsoft's GitHub attracts the spotlight amid controversy

Illustration of Github’s Octocat under a spotlight.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

As tech companies expand their power and impact on society, even outfits whose work lies mostly behind the technical scenes are finding themselves in an unfamiliar spotlight.

Background: Microsoft's GitHub unit, a key asset for software developers but hardly a household name, was in the news for all manner of things — from protests over its work with U.S. immigration authorities, to new product releases, to an effort to ensure that humanity's greatest code achievements can outlast humanity.