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.

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April 26, 2019

Slack made its IPO filing public

2009

Slack was founded by Stewart Butterfield.

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Cal Henderson

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Eric Costello

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Serguei Mourachov

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Stewart Butterfield

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Greg Kumparak
May 19, 2020
TechCrunch
With more than 1,200 employees distributed across over 65 countries and a valuation of nearly $3 billion, GitLab is one of the world's most successful fully remote startups. Describing it as a textbook example of a remote company would be redundant, because the company actually wrote a textbook about it. I recently had a chance [...]
Arielle Pardes
May 15, 2020
Wired
Some tech companies are adjusting to the pandemic with new WFH perks and even letting employees ditch their commutes forever.
Catherine Shu
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Slack is currently fixing issues that are preventing some users from connecting or sending messages, according to its Status page. The company's latest update on Twitter says some people may start seeing improvements, but that the company is still working on it. Customers may be seeing performance improvements, although we still have some work to [...]
Ron Miller
May 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Atlassian announced today that it was acquiring Halp, an early stage startup that enables companies to build integrated help desk ticketing and automated answers inside Slack. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. It was a big day for Halp, which also announced its second product today called Halp Answers. The new tool will [...]
Angela Watercutter
May 11, 2020
Wired
The collective MSCHF set out to re-create every episode of the NBC comedy in Slack. What they built is a reminder of what people miss when WFH.
Brand Post
April 23, 2020
CIO
The past weeks of working remotely, hugely enabled by the cloud, have clearly showed us that, given the right context, productive work can be executed anytime, anywhere.
Julia Black
April 23, 2020
The Verge
After mass layoffs at electric scooter company Bird, interviews with 16 former employees point to brash and careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior as reasons for the company's downfall.
Sarah Perez
April 13, 2020
TechCrunch
The coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of U.S. employees to work from home -- many for the first time. But remote work can be lonely and isolating, as people feel disconnected from their team and co-workers due to the lack of face-to-face conversations. That's where the new startup, Hallway, aims to help. The service re-creates [...]
Michael Ansaldo
April 8, 2020
PCWorld
Videoconferencing apps are essential for staying connected with your team during the coronavirus shutdown.
John Xavier
April 2, 2020
The Hindu
Today's cache is your daily download of the top 5 updates from the world of technology.
IANS
April 2, 2020
@bsindia
Once youve set up the Teams app in Slack, youll be able to start a call by simply using the teams-call command
Frederic Lardinois
April 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Okta, the popular identity and access management service, today used its annual (and now virtual) user conference to launch Lifecycle Management Workflows, a new tool that helps IT teams build and manage IFTTT-like automated processes with the help of an easy to use graphical interface. The new service is an extension of Okta's existing automation [...]
April 1, 2020
The Economic Times
The need to just get work done has become a showcase opportunity for the best-of-breed software vendors to break through the noise and put some distance between their products and the tech-industry goliaths less-capable offerings.
Liz Fosslien
March 27, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Send the right message.
Alex Wilhelm
March 26, 2020
TechCrunch
The demand for remote friendly services is probably bigger than we thought.
Ron Miller
March 18, 2020
TechCrunch
When Slack first launched in 2013, the product was quickly embraced by developers, and the early product reflected that. To get at advanced tools, you used a slash (/) command, but the company recognizes that as it moves deeper into the enterprise, it needed to simplify the interface. Today, the company introduced a newly designed [...]
Greg Kumparak
March 17, 2020
TechCrunch
With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the hardware, AI/ML, and developer-focused companies
Jason Snell
March 17, 2020
Macworld
Learn about the tools, techniques, and behaviors that can help you work more efficiently on your Mac or iPad from home.
Anthony Ha
March 13, 2020
TechCrunch
A just-approved test could speed up the rate of coronavirus testing, the stock market had a historically bad day yesterday and Russian trolls shift to outsourcing. Here's your Daily Crunch for March 13, 2020. PS: Hope you're all staying safe! 1. FDA approves new coronavirus test that could speed rate of testing up to tenfold [...]
Dan Moren
March 13, 2020
Macworld
iOS 14 is a good time to give it a boost.
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