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This article was published on January 9, 2014

Github acquires Y Combinator graduate Easel and its Web-based visual design service

Github acquires Y Combinator graduate Easel and its Web-based visual design service
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

easel-cropOnline code repository Github has completed its second acquisition to date after it snapped up Easel, a Y Combinator graduate that offers a browser-based visual tool for designing and prototyping, in an undisclosed deal. (For what it’s worth, GitHub’s first acquisition was Ordered List back in 2011.)

There seems like plenty of synergy between the two companies and Easel will continue to exist. A post on the Easel blog explains that paying customers will continue to be able to use the service, while also enjoying customer and service support.

“We believe that iterating on design should be straightforward and free of repetitive work. We’re excited to be joining GitHub to continue to pursue that goal,” the post reads, though it does not detail how the product will integrate with Github.

➤ Easel Acquired by GitHub [Easel Blog]

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