Microsoft weighing up $10bn swoop on gaming chat app Discord – live updates


US software giant Microsoft is reportedly in talks over buying gaming chat app Discord, after having been approached by executives from the company. 

Bloomberg said Microsoft was among the potential suitors being considered by Discord, which is best known as  a chat service used among gamers. 

Discord last raised cash at a valuation of $7bn last year, but any acquisition would likely see it valued higher, at around $10bn, according to Bloomberg.

The company has been expanding heavily recently, and earlier this year, told the Telegraph that it was looking to tap into a new audience beyond its core group of gamers, with 140 million users.

Boss Jason Citron said the service was a “digital third place”.

 “Your first place is your home, your second place is your work and your third place is somewhere you go with your community.”

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