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Slack outage was either stressful or delightfully freeing

Jan 5, 2021
The popular messaging platform was down for most of the workday Monday.
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Salesforce is buying messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion

It's Salesforce's largest acquisition yet.
Marc Benioff, founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce
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What is Slack?

Jul 22, 2019
Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield talked with Kai Ryssdal about how his platform changes work.
Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield in Aspen, Colorado.
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How has Slack changed your workplace?

Jun 19, 2019
Slack, the instant messaging company, is about to go public. Opinions on using it at work seem strongly divided — let us know how you feel.
A welcome email from the popular workplace messaging system Slack on a smartphone screen.
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Direct listings bypass traditional IPO process

Jan 14, 2019
Slack hopes it can repeat the success of Spotify's unusual public offering.
When Spotify went public last spring, it scrapped the traditional IPO process and began directly trading existing shares.
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Who uses chatbots, anyway?

Apr 11, 2016
Booking a flight? There's a bot for that. Trying to find the right foundation? There's a bot for that, too.

A bot that takes your taco order at work

Apr 11, 2016
TacoBot, on the message service Slack, can settle arguments about lunch.
Slack is venturing into the food business through a union with Taco Bell.
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Giphy CEO Alex Chung: 'We're gonna make a ton of money'

Oct 21, 2015
How one of the top gif websites in the world plans to be the Google of gif ads.

Slack's breakneck growth

Oct 14, 2015
Slack has 250 employees, up from 80 last winter. Oh, and a $2.8 billion valuation.

Full interview: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield

Oct 14, 2015
Are Slack users Slackers? Stewart Butterfield's greatest fear, and an Easter Egg.