Crowdsourcing code market comes as part of the deal

Wipro signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appirio, for $500 Million.

Appirio is a ten year old services firm headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo with 1250 employees.

The firm counts Stryker, Robert Half, Johnson Controls,Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, and Sony PlayStation as customers.

Wipro s acquisition of Appirio will create one of the world s largest cloud transformation practices, a game changer in today s as-a-service and digital economy, the company said.

Appirio also brings to Wipro, Topcoder, a leading crowdsourcing marketplace connecting over a million designers, developers and data scientists around the world with customers.

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