Discord valued at $10 billion plus, as it explores selling itself

According to a report from VentureBeat, Discord Inc is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $10 billion. San Francisco-based Discord is in final negotiations with one party, said the report. The company does not comment on rumors or speculation, said Discord. The coronavirus-induced pandemic has boosted prospects of gaming companies with…

Short-form streaming platform Quibi in advanced talks to sell catalog content to Roku

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalog to video-streaming device maker Roku Inc following the streaming service provider winding down its operations. Los Angeles-based Quibi, which offered entertainment and news in episodes of 10 minutes…

Mobile streaming service Quibi exploring strategic options to raise funds

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Quibi, the streaming service founded by former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, is exploring strategic options including a possible sale, a funding round or going public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. When asked to comment, Quibi said it does not comment on rumor…

Ride hailing service Ola to collaborate with Microsoft for a connected car platform

Once developed, the platform will not be limited to just India but can be integrated with vehicle systems globally. On Tuesday, Bangalore-based Indian ride hailing service Ola disclosed that it has tied up with Microsoft Corp to build a new connected vehicle platform on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service to power its in-car entertainment offerings.…

Spotify piles up $1 billion in debt to fuel expansion

It will be in Spotify’s interest to go public within a year. In a deal that has been labeled by onlookers as “devilish” and “strict”, Spotify has raised $1 billion through convertible bonds, rather than the more traditional equity funding round. The new debt comes attached with some rather restrictive terms related to Spotify going…