Microsoft in Discord acquisition talk

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord over a US$10 billion acquisition.

According to sources, the messaging platform has been on the lookout for either a deal or even to go public. It seems that various potential buyers have expressed interest but Discord has signed an exclusive acqusition discussion with one party.

Besides Microsoft, Amazon and Epic Games are among others that are considering a deal.

Founded in 2015 for those who love to play games, Discord is free to use but advanced users can pay US$9.99 for a Nitro subscription that comes with more features, such as extra sticker packs and higher upload limits.

Its 140 million users use the platform to hang out, enjoy live karaoke, screenshare group paintings, and even hold virtual wedding parties. Some have used Discord servers for gaming, yoga classes, comedy fan clubs, and even run entire podcasting businesses.

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