Microsoft to take on Amazon with $7.5 billion GitHub deal

Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would buy privately held coding website GitHub Inc for $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal to beef up its cloud computing business and challenge market leader Amazon.com Inc. The deal is a big bet on Azure, the company’s fast-growing cloud business, as it will be able to […]

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