Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10b+

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Microsoft is in discussions with Discord to acquire the gaming-focused chat software for more than $10 billion, according to sources talking to Bloomberg. Xbox chief Phil Spencer is said to be talking to Discord about the potential deal.

VentureBeat reported earlier today that Discord was exploring a $10 billion-plus sale after multiple potential buyers expressed interest, and that it had signed an exclusive acquisition discussion with one party, suggesting a deal could be close. Bloomberg’s sources say the deal isn’t imminent, however, with one person saying Discord would be more likely to take itself public than seek an acquisition.
 

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Oh no!

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maybe he/she is right :unsure:
 

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Was this confirmed though?

This all started with VentureBeat saying "they could" as in suggestive sense and Bloomberg and co went wild reading that like a fat kid in a burgerjoint. I haven't seen a official thing from either party about.
 

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Skype lost popularity due to youth these days using way more Smartphone than PC, it got surpassed by WhatsApp, even Facebook does video calls. it has nothing to do with Microsoft, Microsoft didn't ruin Skype.
I was already using Skype before it got bought by Microsoft, I still use it and I don't think it got worse. It's still Skype.
 

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Was this confirmed though?

This all started with VentureBeat saying "they could" as in suggestive sense and Bloomberg and co went wild reading that like a fat kid in a burgerjoint. I haven't seen a official thing from either party about.

No idea, they are just discuss...
 
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Oh no!

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maybe he/she is right :unsure:
Hardly, Skype has improved greatly and Microsoft focus with Skype always been companies, the target audiences between Skype and Discord are entirely different.

And honestly due to poor choices from Discord, their audience is fragmented.

Either way this are rumours, Microsoft hasn't said anything about acquiring Discord.
 

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Updates

Earlier this week, we reported that Discord has been looking for a buyer and that Microsoft is in talks with the company for a potential acquisition.

Now, a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that the Redmond giant is planning to close the deal by next month. According to WSJ, Microsoft is in exclusive talks with Discord and is planning to close the deal for over $10 Billion by next month.

 

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Discord has reportedly rejected Microsoft’s $10 billion offer:
We reported a few weeks ago that Microsoft was trying to acquire Discord, and was offering $10 billion ($3 billion more than the company’s $7 billion valuation).

It seems this was not enough of a premium in today’s hot IPO market, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Discord has rejected Microsoft’s offer, and will be choosing to float the company instead.