Discord is valued at 1.65 _billion_ dollars.

What kind of person can look at that and go "ah, yes, this free chat service is totally not gonna screw us out of private data for profit"?


@spacekookie Is that a stock value? Because if so that's really only what stock market people think it's worth.
And their privacy problems really suck because the software works well and doesn't feel like Linux support is an afterthought.

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@kmckaig No, it's not a stock value. It's their evaluation value from the VC funding rounds they do. It's how venture capitalist estimate what horse to back because it'll make them vast amounts of cash back

@spacekookie How do they arrive at that number I wonder? Because it still feels like a speculative thing...

@kmckaig Oh, it's entirely speculative 😂

My point is: some people with a lot of money think that Discord will make them over a billion dollars back.
Let's all think about what that means...

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