Slack

Build a Scheduler Slackbot in 30 Minutes!

The days of leaving Slack to create an event on your calendar are over!<p>In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a scheduler bot that …

Software Development

How Slack is Replacing Email in the Workplace | Tech.co 2018

In every office, in every company, there’s a tool sabotaging the business from within. It’s stealing the most valuable asset the company has – time. …

Slack

Build a Handy Slack App that Connects Sales and Marketing to Atlassian using Node.js and Code.xyz

I decided to write this tutorial after creating a handy service for one of our users named Levente. Levente works as a marketer for Midori- a company …

Source Code

Slack is down, so it's time to contemplate how far humanity has come

Oh, the human reliance on technology -- we're already so dependent on a small number of products made by a tiny number of companies that when one of them goes down, it feels like the whole world has come to a screeching halt.<p>Today, that product is Slack, the giant team messaging app that many …

Messaging

Meet the Disrupt SF 2018 Virtual Hackathon judges and our semi-finalists

Holy hackathon, people. Here’s an exciting update on the judges and semi-finalists who are set to make the Virtual Hackathon — at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 — an event that redefines “epic.” Since June, more than 1,000 developers, programmers, hackers and tech makers all …

Startups

Manage session duration

For added security, you can limit the length of time (session duration) a member is signed in to Slack on desktop. Limiting session duration will …

Mobile Devices

Slack Nears Close of Financing Round at $7 Billion Valuation

Likely new investors include General Atlantic, Dragoneer, Wellington<p>Slack Technologies Inc. is in the process of raising hundreds of millions of funding at a roughly $7 billion post-money valuation, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>General Atlantic and Dragoneer Investment Group are …

Venture Capital

The number of daily Slack users is growing like crazy, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing

For the last five years, instant messaging app Slack has found success as the app that employees at startups and big companies alike use to talk to each other.<p>That success has led the company itself to growth: TechCrunch reported Wednesday that the company is looking to raise $400 million in an …

Startups

Slack Is Looking to Raise $400 Million or More

Slack Technologies Inc., which sells workplace chat services, is seeking new funding of about $400 million or more, according to a person familiar …

Venture Capital

Slack is raising $400M+ with a post-money valuation of $7B or more

Slack — the app that lets coworkers and others in professional circles chat with each other and call in data from hundreds of integrated apps in the name of getting more work done (or at least procrastinating in an entertaining way) — has been on a growth tear in the last few years, most recently …

Technology

Report: Slack raising $400M from General Atlantic on a $7B valuation

Team messaging application provider Slack Technologies Inc. is raising a new round of around $400 million on a valuation of $7 billion according to …

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft: Hit the road, Slack

Microsoft's making Teams freely available is a proven play that the company famously used to dethrone Netscape.<p>Microsoft has entered and exited many …

Software

How to customize Slack notifications on iPhone

If you use Slack as a communication tool for your in-office staff or remote team, then you probably know the app has handy notifications. And, the …

Apps

Slack mobile redesign: making work simpler, more pleasant, more productive

Case study of a redesign concept for Slack Mobile App.Photo Credit: SlackProject 3 came and passed in a blink of an eye. Definitely it was one …

UX Design

Escape emails and get work done with Slack [50 Essential iOS Apps #45]

Email can be a total productivity bottleneck. Following conversations between multiple participants gets confusing. The unfortunate result of all this email chaos? Important tasks get lost in long email chains.<p>Luckily for collaborators everywhere, messaging app Slack replaces the need for internal …

Apps

The majority of Americans take a staycation. Here’s how to do it right

During the summer months, offices empty out as employees seek out well-deserved rest from the drudgery of work. But while some of us may be flying …

The Workplace

Slack Copywriting: What They Say to 9.6 Million Pageviews Every Month

<i>An investigation into five iterations of Slack’s homepage reveals:</i><p>When selling features is more powerful than selling benefits<br>• An oft-overlooked …

Messaging

Flock Moves Quickly to Woo HipChat Users Away From Slack

Following the surprising news on July 26 that Slack had acquired chat and messaging service HipChat, competitor Flock is moving quickly to try to …

Atlassian

Team Chat Apps Showdown: Slack vs. Microsoft Teams

Team chat apps have made a huge dent in reducing internal email at organizations. They improve communication by encouraging brevity, allowing for …

Apps

Slack won the first Group Messaging war

With the Slack-Atlassian partnership, round one is won and done. To the victor went the spoils. Now on to the next front, with Microsoft and others …

Atlassian

From Tokyo to Tallahassee, Target to Ticketmaster, Slack is where work happens | The Official Slack Blog

Since launching four years ago, Slack has become the fastest-growing business application in history, a collaboration hub that brings the right …

Financial Services

Slack & Flickr: Stewart Butterfield - How I Built This with Guy Raz

In the early 2000s, Stewart Butterfield tried to build a weird, massively multiplayer online game, but the venture failed. Instead, he and his …

Startups

Despite the Hype, the Work Chat Wars are not over

<b>Klint Finley</b> comes to the wrong conclusions about the acquisition of <b>Atlassian’</b>s work chat products — <b>HipChat</b> and <b>Stride</b> — by <b>Slack</b>. Finley writes at</b> …

Atlassian

Slack & Flickr: Stewart Butterfield

In the early 2000s, Stewart Butterfield tried to build a weird, massively multiplayer online game, but the venture failed.<p>Instead, he and his co-founders used the technology they had developed to create the photo-sharing site Flickr.<p>After Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, Butterfield went back …

Startups

What is the strategic importance of Slack and Atlassian’s partnership?

My strong guess is that <b>it drives much better alignment</b> in and at the two leading independent SaaS companies for developers.Slack’s #1 competitor …

SaaS

Slack Acquires HipChat to Rival Microsoft Teams

The Slack purchase covers only the intellectual property rights to both chat services.<p>After Microsoft made its professional collaboration platform …

Microsoft Teams

Work chat platform Slack acquires competitor HipChat

Workplace chat service Slack announced Friday it's acquired competitor HipChat from enterprise software giant Atlassian.

Customer Service

Facebook’s debacle, $100M rounds and Slack links up with Atlassian

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.<p>This was one hell of a week. Happily, we had our own Connie Loizos, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm on hand, along with Initialized Capital’s Alexis Ohanian to pick over …

Startups

Slack acquired their biggest competitor 👀

Instead of attempting to compete with Slack, an estimated $5B behemoth in the office communication space, parent company Atlassian agreed to: Slack, …

Atlassian

Slack acquires HipChat to take on Microsoft Teams

San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) After Microsoft made its professional collaboration platform "Teams" free in 40 languages earlier in July, its main …

Microsoft Teams