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Microsoft in Talks to Acquire Discord for $10 Billion

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That would be true in 2019. Come 2020 with the pandemic and Discord moved to open it's target audience to anyone while Teams became free.
Functionality-wise, they are similar and achieve the same goals.
At my job we use teams and its not even close to the look and feel of discord. I doubt the people who use discord would use teams. Functionality feels way different. They are definitely not competing with each other.
 
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Get away microsoft stop messing with something that was already good. What I hate about this could be a clamp down of communities in discord if microsoft buy goes through.

Edit : off topic I miss microsoft msn.
 
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Oh god, no... Microsoft leave it alone.

I don't want a Microsoft account and I know you are going to make me get one...
lol exactly

I was surprised MS didn't do this earlier. I wonder if discord is going to sell out? I guess for 10 billion anyone would.
 

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I've managed to still have my folder of emotes and gifs from it still after all these years
I wish I held onto the hard drive of my first ever PC. Could've bought some IDE to SATA adapter and scour through all those memories. Sadly, I was tech illiterate and never even knew what a hard drive is.
 
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I've used all the voicechats at one or another, and I have to say Discord is the best of the with ease of use and functionality. If you have never used discord, try it out for a few days, yes even TPU does have a discord server, I think is managed by @Toothless still.

Discord can be used in your browser but I think you need the stand alone app to use the voice chat.
 
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Yes, this is what happened with Skype, if anyone recalls.
And exactly what they are doing to Mojang accounts with minecraft, right now.

It's a friggin' pattern with them.
 
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And exactly what they are doing to Mojang accounts with minecraft, right now.

It's a friggin' pattern with them.
I don't mind that one since it means more security for my account and the stolen alt account market can finally die off.

But rest in peace anyone who bought their own alts, gonna have to make a lot of different Microsoft accounts...
 
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Imagine buying Discord for $10,000,000,000 when you can just download it for free, smh.

MS isn't going to pay them that much unless they see a good investment there. They will monetize it and make that money back. As for discord being free that may change down the road will depend on what their plans are for the platform.

Also while you can download it for free. Discord still generates incoming from other area's.
 
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Imagine them folding Discord into the Xbox group instead of Skype. Using the bones of Discord to build out a Steam competitor with chat, game integration, etc, with your games combined with a store. Then slide streaming tech in beside the current Discord offering of "stream to your friends."

Windows Games Store 3.0.

"Welcome to the new Discord. Same as before except now with all the games you love! Featuring Game Pass."

I wish they'd leave Discord alone, but I'm imagining Google or Amazon buying Discord. There seem to be no good options.
 
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As for discord being free
I actually wonder how much money they make from the Nitro subscriptions and the server boosts compared to their expenses.
 
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I actually wonder how much money they make from the Nitro subscriptions and the server boosts compared to their expenses.

I don't think its enough as they were looking for a buyer in 2018 and have been considering an IPO. So for this story I believe its Discord that approached MS and not the other way around.
 
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There's always ICQ ;)

ahhh fond memories from circa 2000
 

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Every Online business that Microsoft has purchased through out the years has been turned to rubish or shut down. They only purchase to gain the monopoly.
 
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Well, it could be worse. EA could be in talks to acquire discord. :laugh:
 
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I know people are talking Skype integration here, but... that's the wrong synergy IMO.

If Microsoft had any brains, they'd integrate XBox Live with Discord. All of those XBox chat-rooms, XBox-friend lists, screen-sharing, etc. etc. synergizes with Discord more so than anything else Microsoft owns.

The Discord community does not mesh well with the business (Skype/Teams) community. On the other hand, gamers are the obvious synergy. Stream your Minecraft session over XBox into your Discord server. That sort of thing would benefit both Discord and XBox far more than Microsoft accounts or whatever.
 
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Makes sense. Discord's mods will easily integrate in Microsoft's corporate culture.
 
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Discord went to crap the moment they started to ban groups and people for political reasons.

Microshaft will only put more nails into the coffin.!
 
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If you can't innovate, just buy the innovators. That's the modern Microsoft.
 
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Indeed it is, whilst the early Microshaft simply copied their competitors products.
 
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Well, better prepare to bring back IRC from the underworld if Microsoft ends up buying Discord.
 
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Noooooooooooooo! for the love of god NOOOOO! F off Microshaft, everything you touch turns to shit! look at Skype, its a complete dog pile now please DISCORD dont sell it to those useless half wits that cant even make a stable OS since W7.......
 
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