Markets

Slack skyrockets 21% after making IBM its biggest account yet

On Monday, Business Insider’s Paayal Zaveri exclusively reported that IBM would roll out Slack to all 350,000 of its employees around the world. Slack surged as much as 21% Monday. IBM is now Slack’s largest customer ever. Watch Slack trade live on Markets Insider. Slack just landed a huge account, […]
Slack skyrockets 21% after making IBM its biggest account yet
Tech

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down

After a 20-year run, Yahoo Messenger is shutting down. Yahoo didn’t give a reason for its cancellation, but it likely had trouble competing with the many messaging apps on the market. Surprisingly, Yahoo Messenger was popular with oil and commodity traders. Yahoo Messenger, the messaging app that many people probably […]
After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down
Tech

Uber is now letting riders and drivers message each other

Uber Australia on Tuesday announced a batch of new functions on its platform, primarily for the benefit of drivers. However, one feature that will also interest passengers is what the company is calling Intercom, which will enable instant messaging between drivers and riders. At an event in Sydney in front […]
Uber is now letting riders and drivers message each other
Markets

LONDON WHALE TRADER: ‘It Is Hopeless Now… We Are Dead I Tell You… I Am Going To Be Hauled Over The Coals’

[credit provider=”Youtube screencap”] A trove of trader instant messages (IMs) and conversations from JP Morgan’s CIO office are being made public.This afternoon, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a massive 300-page report slamming JPMorgan claiming the bank mislead investors and regulators over the “London Whale” trade. 
LONDON WHALE TRADER: ‘It Is Hopeless Now… We Are Dead I Tell You… I Am Going To Be Hauled Over The Coals’
Markets

8 Cringeworthy IM Conversations That Traders Had About Fixing LIBOR

RBS is the latest bank to have all its dirty laundry aired in the Libor scandal that rocked banks around the world this summer. This morning, the CFTC and England’s financial regulator, the FSA, both released a treasure trove of instant messages between employees involved with rate rigging.
8 Cringeworthy IM Conversations That Traders Had About Fixing LIBOR
News

Facebook’s Plan To Make Employees Use Android Must Have Worked

[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://newsroom.fb.com/News/A-New-Design-for-Messenger-1bb.aspx”] Facebook upgraded its Android app today.We knew this was coming because, as we previously reported, Facebook employees were being all but flat-out ordered to give up their iPhones and use Android instead. Management wanted employees to see first-hand why the Android app had a less-than-great reputation, sources […]
Facebook’s Plan To Make Employees Use Android Must Have Worked
Tech

In Alleged New IMs, Mark Zuckerberg Says There Are Only ‘6 People In The World With Good Ideas’

[credit provider=”Robert Scoble via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/5087756264/”] A computer consultant who was a student at Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg, has dug up some alleged, never-before-seen IMs from 2004 with the founder of Facebook.For the past eight years, the consultant, Aaron Greenspan, has said that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook. […]
In Alleged New IMs, Mark Zuckerberg Says There Are Only ‘6 People In The World With Good Ideas’