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2021-03-23T23:00:01+00:00

Microsoft in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion

Microsoft in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion
Discord booth at the 2018 PAX West at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

According to sources talking to Bloomberg, Microsoft is in discussions with Discord to acquire the gaming-focused chat software for more than $10 billion.

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.

Discord's software is free for most users. Still, the company makes money through $9.99 monthly Nitro subscriptions that offer more advanced features like higher resolution screen sharing, extra sticker packs, and larger upload limits.

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