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Discord reportedly halts buyout talks with Microsoft

Discord deleted thousands of 'violent extremist' servers last year

It came out in March that Microsoft was negotiating to acquire the chat platform Discord, at a price somewhere north of $10 billion. Nothing was carved in stone, as the report said other parties including Epic and Amazon had also engaged in discussions about a possible buyout, and one Bloomberg source said Discord was more likely to go public than to sell itself off.

Discord’s ultimate status is still up in the air but according to a new Wall Street Journal report, “advanced talks” between the two companies have not worked out, and Discord has now halted the process in order to reconsider an initial public offering—the first step in the process of converting from a private to a publicly-held company—at some point in the future.

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