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Virtual Legality Episode 436

Microsoft + Discord? Not So Fast...

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4m Mar 23, 2021
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No headline quite lights up the Gaming Internet like "Microsoft in Talks to Buy...", but as in all such cases, there's quite a bit more to it than that.

Is Discord for sale? Why are so many of the sources covered by Bloomberg and VentureBeat/GamesBeat conflicting? And just why would Big Green want a bite of this one?

Let's dive in.

It's Eris, not Eros today (and every day)...in Virtual Legality.

#Microsoft #Discord #Acquisitions


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Discussed in this episode:
"Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion"
Bloomberg - Updated March 23, 2021
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/microsoft-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-discord-for-more-than-10b

"Pressing Pause on Microsoft/WB Games Rumors (VL259)"
YouTube Video - June 6, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/MrgotWNvLhs

"Microsoft Expresses Interest in Acquiring Warner Game Unit"
Jessica Toonkel - July 6, 2020 - The Information
https://www.theinformation.com/articles/microsoft-expresses-interest-in-acquiring-warner-game-unit

"Discord exploring sale that could be worth more than $10 billion"
VentureBeat/GamesBeat - March 22, 2021
https://venturebeat.com/2021/03/22/discord-exploring-sale-that-could-be-worth-more-than-10-billion/

"Fallout 4 Fallout for Microsoft + Bethesda? (VL422)"
YouTube Video - February 24, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/qg0S6Hi6jzM


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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