How about some good news to start your Wednesday off? It seems Discord are no longer in talks with Microsoft and instead may go with an IPO (initial public offering).
Reported again by the WSJ, this should put to rest the recent rumours and speculation on it. This is a good thing, considering Microsoft already hold a huge amount of power from gaming companies to GitHub, the last thing we need is even more consolidation of power.
Valued at around $7 billion, Discord itself holds a lot of power with 140 million active users according to backlinko. That has been doubled since 2019 so they're still growing pretty impressively. Discord also makes $130 million in annual revenue, plus they've raised $483.8 million across various funding rounds so there's a lot of interest in them. Considering all that, they will probably do quite well during an IPO so it's not surprising they decided to stay independent.