Microsoft in talks with Discord over $10 billion-plus acquisition: report

Microsoft in talks with Discord over $10 billion-plus acquisition: report


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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.

VentureBeatreported 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.

Bloomberg names Epic Games and Amazon as companies that have also held discussions with Discord in the…

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