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The prospect of a Microsoft/Discord merger escalates with serious speed

Started by Redaktion, March 26, 2021, 16:10:45

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The idea of Discord being bought out by Microsoft in a billion-dollar deal has mostly been dismissed as clickbait fuel - until now. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Redmond giant and chat-service stalwart are indeed in "advanced" talks concerning a potential acquisition. Therefore, the latter may not be merely trying to ramp up for a potential IPO after all.


Doesn't MS already own Skype?
If Discord becomes just as bad, I'd have to find a new app to use again... That sucks. Should buying your main competitor not be forbidden btw?
Hm... It's a few days too early to be an april joke, sadly. :/


Every time Microsoft buys or launches a communication thing, it becomes utter s***.

They should have just sticked to Windows Live Messenger and improve it, instead of buying around anything that calls their attention. I really hope they dont buy Discord. They will probably add some useless s*** like Xbox Live or Teams or something Azure based.


Yes, MS has Skype, which is why they want Discord. They are completely incapable of creating a competent program themselves, and so they can't compete with Discord, so they want to do what all giant businesses (monopolies) do and buy out their competition to force people to use their product instead of improving their own product so people will actually prefer it. And if they do buy it, they may not even actually make use of it, but just kill it off, though I doubt that would be the case here. I'm already a bit wary of Discord since they're a bit questionable when it comes to privacy and transparency, and if MS buys them that will just become 1,000x worse overnight, so yeah, I'll be switching to something else.

I really do hope they decide to go the IPO route, assuming that hasn't been the plan all along. Then again, even if they do that, it'll likely start going downhill, since once they have stockholders to answer to and start focusing on quarterly profits over long-term performance, the quality will suffer, as is typical in those situations.

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