Discord is likely in talks with multiple companies about a possible deal, with reports suggesting a sale is still in its infancy stages meaning it could be a while before a deal is actually closed. There's no guaranteeing Microsoft would be the winning bid, but as our Senior Xbox Editor Jez Corden recently wrote, Microsoft can't let this one slip away, especially for its Xbox efforts.
Discord would be a valuable asset for Microsoft and Xbox. Discord is popular with PC gamers, with over 140 million active users. Assuming Microsoft did acquire Discord, it would likely treat the service like its LinkedIn or GitHub acquisitions, allowing Discord to continue operating on its own, but integrating Discord and Discord tech into other Microsoft products to enhance the Microsoft ecosystem as a whole.
For now, it's very early days and the deal could still go to a number of other companies, or Discord could ultimately decide to go public. But Microsoft could really use a consumer-facing chat platform that has actual users, unlike Microsoft Teams for Consumers or Skype which has seen usage decline significantly in recent years.
Hope HP receives enough of a customer relation shit storm that they abandon this tactic before the other printer manufactures decide it's OK to do similar. It's getting increasingly hard to find older printers that can be kept running (availability of parts mainly) AND that Windows will support.They literally tell you this on the box. This is just the scam that is HP printer ink turned up to 11.
THAT is freaking BS. You cancel your subscription and suddenly you're prevented from using the ink you already physically possess?They literally tell you this on the box. This is just the scam that is HP printer ink turned up to 11.
Yes, they tell you explicitly that you don't own the ink you possess, you just have a license to use it.THAT is freaking BS. You cancel your subscription and suddenly you're prevented from using the ink you already physically possess?
It's not illegal either, but I would support making that kind of arrangement illegal.Yes, they tell you explicitly that you don't own the ink you possess, you just have a license to use it.
It might as well be in the encyclopedia under "evil business schemes", but they don't hide it.
It's like the way IBM rented computers in the '60s.
I have some cheapo plastic shelving for my peripherals.I used to want a separate printer, copier and scanner, all lined up on one long side of a L-shaped desk. I thought it would look cool.
If I had that now, they'd just collect dust.