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Slack faces stiff competition on the road to public listing

Ben Bradford Feb 5, 2019
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Slack this week allowed the sending of invitations to other Slack users via their email addresses, which opened the door for abuse and harassment. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Slack faces stiff competition on the road to public listing

Ben Bradford Feb 5, 2019
Slack this week allowed the sending of invitations to other Slack users via their email addresses, which opened the door for abuse and harassment. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images
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Office communication services company Slack has applied with the SEC to list shares publicly. Slack is now a step closer to a high-profile IPO. The company did not say how many shares it wants to sell, or at what price. Slack is the most talked-about app of its kind, but is up against heavy hitters like  Microsoft, Google, and Cisco.

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