Slack (company)

Slack (company)

Slack Technologies or Slack is a company operating a messaging platform that enables teams to communicate. It provides real-time messaging, archiving and searching services.

Slack is a communication tool in which chats happens in channels, are organized by project, topic, or team. Conversations are searchable.

Slack was incorporated in 2009 as Tiny Spec, Inc. Later in 2009, they changed name to Tiny Speck, Inc. and in 2014 changed name to Slack Technologies, Inc.

Timeline

April 26, 2019
Slack made its IPO filing public

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Cal Henderson

Co-Founder

Eric Costello

Co-Founder

Serguei Mourachov

Co-Founder

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder

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Annie Musgrove
January 18, 2021
Tech.eu
Spill, a London-based startup which provides remote mental health support for companies through Slack, has raised £2 million in a seed round led by Ada Ventures. Seedcamp and the government's Future Fund joined, too. The UK company has grown from 0 to over 100 paying customers since launching its Slack app last January, earning clients [...]
WIRED Staff
January 15, 2021
Wired
Check out the replays of our talks with former US defense secretary Ash Carter, Nobel laureate Jennifer A. Doudna, Slack CEO Scott Butterfield, and more.
Paayal Zaveri
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
Salesforce faced a turbulent 2020, with executive turnover and a massive acquisition Here's what 2021 holds, according to experts.
Kathryn Kyte
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
After the company's $27.7 billion Salesforce acquisition, its tech leader reflects on his career and what remote work might look like post-pandemic.
Tyler Sonnemaker
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
Parler CEO John Matze claimed in a lawsuit against Amazon that Slack had "canceled their services" based on Amazon's decision.
Baneet Braich
January 5, 2021
IT Business
Good morning everyone! We are back - and it's good to be back - for our first new episode of 2021! Today we're talking about Slack's massive outage, Alphabet employees seeking to unionize, and Business Insider's tech trends for 2021.
Reuters
January 5, 2021
The Hindu
The company said it was investigating the connection issues affecting users and would continue to share updates every 30 minutes until the incident has been downgraded.
Anthony Ha
January 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Google employees take another step in their activism, Venmo adds a check-cashing feature and Slack has some issues. This is your Daily Crunch for January 4, 2021. The big story: Hundreds of Google and Alphabet employees unionize More than 200 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet have announced that they have formed the [...]
Associated Press
January 4, 2021
the Guardian
'Our team is currently investigating and we're sorry for any troubles this may be causing,' Slack said in a statement. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA
USA TODAY
January 4, 2021
USA TODAY
Popular workplace productivity app Slack is suffering through a outage on the first full work day of the new year.
January 4, 2021
The Indian Express
The company said it was investigating the connection issues affecting users and would continue to share updates every 30 minutes until the incident has been downgraded. More than 15,000 users had initially reported issues, as per outage tracking website Downdectector.
MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer
January 4, 2021
ABC News
Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN
January 4, 2021
AP NEWS
Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday....
Kim Lyons
January 4, 2021
The Verge
The instant messaging app appears to be down for many users, with the platform reporting problems with connecting to the service and messaging. It's not a great way to start the first full work day after the holiday break.
The Associated Press
January 4, 2021
CTVNews
Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday.
Associated Press
January 4, 2021
the Guardian
Outage disrupts service in the US, Germany, India, the UK, Japan and elsewhere
Reuters
January 4, 2021
@bsindia
The company said it was investigating the issue and would follow up
Alex Wilhelm
January 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Slack did its best to ease the working world back into their jobs this morning by breaking, ensuring that everyone's return to the grind would be as chaotic and unproductive as possible. Precisely when the downtime began is not clear, though problems amongst the TechCrunch staff began a little after 10 o'clock in the morning. [...]
Chris Metinko
December 29, 2020
Crunchbase News
Despite the pandemic rankling the economy in the first half of the year, 2020 proved to be healthy for enterprise software investing
Melia Russell
December 27, 2020
Business Insider
Venture capitalists make their predictions for tech in 2021. Spoiler alert: Silicon Valley is back. All-white, male boards are out. And SPACs? TBD.
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