Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion.
When the deal closes, most likely later this year, it could give Microsoft a big edge against Amazon Web Services: GitHub has 24 million users, and Microsoft needs all the developer love it can get.
More than that, if Microsoft can integrate GitHub with its Microsoft Azure cloud service, it could make a real difference to its cloud business.
On Monday, Microsoft announced that it was buying GitHub, the startup at the center of open-source...
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