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    Whispers throughout the industry have been pointing towards a possible buyout of the popular text and voice chat program Discord. Considered as a modern Skype for gamers, the app was valued at $7 billion dollars, and for the past week, its creators have been in talks with Microsoft about a possible acquisition. Microsoft reportedly offered $10 billion dollars, but it appears that Hammer and Chisel--the startup company behind Discord--have chosen to decline the buyout, and will continue on independently. According to insiders, there were other companies interested in buying Discord besides just Microsoft--supposedly Amazon and Epic Games--but those bids have also been turned down.

    For now, it appears that Discord, which has around 140 million users monthly, may go public with an IPO, as they've hired a financial chief to assist with their future plans. Meanwhile, Microsoft could be eyeing up yet another purchase in the form of Square Enix. Nothing is concrete, but the Japanese company is rumored to be looking for possible buyers.

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  3. tech3475

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    I wont be surprised if it becomes a case of who isn’t MS trying to buy.
     
  4. SkittleDash

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    If Microsoft buys Square Enix... I'll be grabbing the popcorn and watch PlayStation users throw tantrums.
     
  5. Flame

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    $10 billion dollars rejection....

    In this climate? Are they fucking mad!
     
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    But they are a startup. They are changing the world. They will revolutionise things but being about the same as things we had in the 90s.
     
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    when i say okay, you say sure.

    okay?
     
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    I'm rather baffled that they could turn down an offer from Microsoft. Guess that's good news for us.
     
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    Who cares? MS doesn't need to acquire more companies, Discord is fine by itself.
     
  10. wolf-snake

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    I think they heard microsoft was going to purge Discord from all those pedrobears they have as mods.
     
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    YES! I hope they continue to reject them! We don’t need a Skype 2
     
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    Microsoft: "So Discord rejected our offer eh? UNLEASH MSN MESSENGER 2".
     
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    Tbh i didn't even know msn messenger 1 existed
     
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    Then fail
     
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  15. linuxares

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    I got to say that I love Skype 2, also called Microsoft Teams. Loads better than Discord imho.
     
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    As per the news from the stock market, they planning to go for an
    IPO to raise the money. Could be a good buy if one knows when to sell, there are many IPO patterns so could be similar to latest ones.
     
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    Microsoft sucks and Discord is run by furry pedos, so no loss anywhere.
     
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    So it would be skype 3 then?
     
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    Odd to bring up that Square rumor again without the company's explicit denial that they were looking for buyers.
     
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    God knows, I didn't want Microsoft to buy Discord in the first place. Thank God it didn't go through. Now Discord can remain an independent company for a little while longer, instead of being part of a big tech conglomerate.

    For this, I say to anyone who has a Discord account and a little cash to spend... get Nitro and boost your favorite server(s) today! :D
     
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    I don't see any reason for Discord to be bought by any company, and I hope they stay independent. In Microsoft case, they already have Microsoft Teams. If Microsoft did acquire Discord, Discord may get merged into Teams or gets shut down altogether.
     
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