Discord would give Microsoft a US$10bil ‘place to talk’


Microsoft Corp is in talks to acquire Discord Inc, a video-game chat community, for more than US$10bil, according to people familiar with the matter. — Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp and Discord Inc hold a great deal of sway with video game fans. As they now hold talks for a potential US$10bil (RM41.27bil) acquisition, a deal would join two companies in pursuit of audiences far beyond gamers.

Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, programmers and entrepreneurs, founded San Francisco-based Discord in 2015 as a platform for people to chat while playing video games together. The free service offers voice, video and text as well as gamer-friendly features including the ability for users to broadcast the name of the game they are playing.

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