Markets

Slack spikes 32% following reports of potential takeover by Salesforce

Slack rocketed as much as 32% higher on Wednesday after Dow Jones reported Salesforce.com is in talks to acquire the workspace-communications company. Such a deal would likely value Slack at more than the $US17 billion market cap it held before shares jumped. There’s no guarantee the talks will lead to […]
Slack spikes 32% following reports of potential takeover by Salesforce
Tech

Salesforce has reportedly held talks to buy office messaging app Slack

Salesforce has held talks to acquire the workplace messaging firm Slack, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The move would signal a more aggressive foray into office-communication software for Salesforce. There is no guarantee that the preliminary talks will lead to an acquisition, the report said. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Salesforce has reportedly held talks to buy office messaging app Slack
Tech

The 4 moguls of Big Tech get some scary bedtime reading

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday’s edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. To get the Insider Tech newsletter delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here This week: 449 pages of scary bedtime reading for Zuck, Bezos, Sundar and Tim Cook At […]
The 4 moguls of Big Tech get some scary bedtime reading
News

Cole Haan teams with Slack to drop a limited-edition sneaker collection — a dystopian ode to ‘the pandemic-related rise of remote working’

Cole Haan partnered with Slack to create a limited-edition sneaker collection inspired by the popular business communication platform. The shoes – which retail for $US120 and will officially be available on October 7 – come in Slack’s four signature colours and prominently display the tech company’s logo. According to Cole […]
Cole Haan teams with Slack to drop a limited-edition sneaker collection — a dystopian ode to ‘the pandemic-related rise of remote working’
Tech

Slack just bought an employee directory startup that lets users find colleagues by skill or region as it tries to help people ‘stay connected’ during the pandemic

Slack acquired business directory company Rimeto for an undisclosed amount, it announced Wednesday. The move comes as employees that are working from home are “struggling to stay connected,” Slack said in a blog post. Rimeto, founded by three former Facebook employees, previously raised over $US10 million in venture funding at […]
Slack just bought an employee directory startup that lets users find colleagues by skill or region as it tries to help people ‘stay connected’ during the pandemic
Tech

Slack is back online after an outage on Tuesday evening

Slack is back online after experiencing an outage Tuesday evening, according to the company’s status page. Slack didn’t say what had caused the outage, but confirmed it had restored the service and that “everyone should be able to connect to Slack now.” The workplace messaging service is used by thousands […]
Slack is back online after an outage on Tuesday evening
Tech

How to get Asana notifications in Slack for your tasks and projects

You can automatically get Asana notifications in Slack for changes to your projects and tasks. Your Asana notification settings will only affect your Slack profile and will not be visible to your teammates. You can turn on Asana task notifications in Slack with a few clicks. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
How to get Asana notifications in Slack for your tasks and projects
Tech

Amazon’s biggest day of the year is on a collision course with the coronavirus

Hello fellow work-from-homies and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider Prime’s weekly newsletter of the latest tech industry developments. I’m your host, Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider’s West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. This week: A risky April calendar and Amazon’s biggest day of the year Whether you live […]
Amazon’s biggest day of the year is on a collision course with the coronavirus
Tech

How to export a Slack conversation in 2 different ways

You can export a Slack conversation from your workspace’s channels and retain them for later review if you’re an admin of a Slack workspace. Administrators of Plus Plan Slack workspaces can use a Corporate Export function that also lifts exchanges from private channels and direct messages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
How to export a Slack conversation in 2 different ways
Tech

Slack CEO reveals what it’s like to lead one of the biggest workplace chat apps as the coronavirus continues to force people to work from home like never before

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield posted a detailed account on Twitter of what the last two weeks have been like for the company as the coronavirus pandemic has upended business. Butterfield discussed the challenges of predicting how his company will perform in the future as the coronavirus has made operations unpredictable. […]
Slack CEO reveals what it’s like to lead one of the biggest workplace chat apps as the coronavirus continues to force people to work from home like never before
Tech

In a rare move, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech giants are working together to help developers combat the coronavirus pandemic with technology

Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter, among others, are contributing resources toward a hackathon for building tech products that address coronavirus-related issues. Developers can build any technology of their choosing, but the World Health Organisation provided some examples of areas where help is needed the most. Those examples include technologies that can […]
In a rare move, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech giants are working together to help developers combat the coronavirus pandemic with technology
Tech

How to create a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device

Approved users can create a Slack channel with just a few clicks or taps on a computer or mobile device. You will not have the option to create a Slack channel, however, if your administrator has not given you the proper permissions. Here’s what you’d need to do to create […]
How to create a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device
Tech

How to assign tasks in Slack through a third-party assignment app

You can assign tasks in Slack by installing third-party assignment apps such as Asana to the platform. Note that you may not have the permissions to assign tasks in Slack if you aren’t the workspace owner or an administrator. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. While you don’t have […]
How to assign tasks in Slack through a third-party assignment app
Tech

How to find someone on Slack on a computer or mobile device

You can easily find someone Slack to direct message them if you know the contact’s name. If you don’t know your potential contacts’ names, you’ll need to use the regular search bar to type in phrases they have said or work titles that are associated with them. Visit Business Insider’s […]
How to find someone on Slack on a computer or mobile device
Tech

How to reset your Slack password in 2 different ways

You can reset your Slack password whether you’re signed or have forgotten your password. A Slack password needs to be at least six characters long, and previous passwords can’t be reused. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As working remotely has become more common in recent years, a lot […]
How to reset your Slack password in 2 different ways
Tech

Facebook just named two women to its board as it seeks gender parity — here are 13 tech companies that have recently diversified their boardrooms

Facebook went public with an all-male board, but nearly achieved gender parity last week when it added two women directors. The announcement came as companies face growing pressure from employees, customers, investors, and lawmakers to increase diversity within their ranks, especially among upper leadership. While the tech industry has moved […]
Facebook just named two women to its board as it seeks gender parity — here are 13 tech companies that have recently diversified their boardrooms
Tech

You can’t block someone on Slack — here’s what you can do instead

There’s no way to block someone on Slack, no matter which version of the app you’re using. Certain extensions exist for Google Chrome that claim they can block people on Slack, but they don’t work. If you really don’t want to see someone’s messages, you can instead try using a […]
You can’t block someone on Slack — here’s what you can do instead
Tech

How to remove someone from a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device

You may be able to quickly remove someone from a Slack channel if you are the workspace owner or administrator. You can remove someone from a Slack channel on either a computer or mobile device, and both processes are relatively simple. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Having an […]
How to remove someone from a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device
Tech

How to archive a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device

Any channel member can easily archive a Slack channel, even if you use the free version of Slack. However, if the owner restricted this ability, you won’t have the option to archive. The main channel, however, generally labelled #general, can never be archived. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
How to archive a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device
Tech

How to delete a Slack channel to keep your workspace organised

You can easily delete a Slack channel if you are the workspace owner or admin. Slack workspaces can quickly become cluttered, so it’s a good practice to delete any channel that is redundant, under used, or otherwise inessential. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In case you’re not familiar […]
How to delete a Slack channel to keep your workspace organised
Tech

How to leave a Slack workspace in 2 simple steps

You may be able to leave a Slack workspace if you’re no longer actively involved in it. However, depending on the version and the management for the particular workspace, you might have to contact an administrator for assistance to leave the workspace. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Sometimes, […]
How to leave a Slack workspace in 2 simple steps
Tech

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Twitter ask employees to stay away from Silicon Valley and Seattle HQs as they hunker down against coronavirus

Tech giants including Facebook, Amazon, and Google have asked employees to work from home amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Facebook and Amazon have confirmed that they have had workers in their Seattle offices test positive for the virus. Other companies including Twitter, Slack, and Microsoft have introduced similar precautions. Visit […]
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Twitter ask employees to stay away from Silicon Valley and Seattle HQs as they hunker down against coronavirus
Tech

How to add someone to a Slack channel or workspace

You can add someone to a Slack channel with just a few clicks, but adding someone to a Slack workspace may be more difficult. Most Slack workspaces only allow administrators to add members, which means you should check with your administrator before adding someone to a Slack workspace. You can […]
How to add someone to a Slack channel or workspace
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

14 incredible tech products that didn’t exist 10 years ago

The tech world has changed significantly in the last decade. Back in 2009, the iPad hadn’t come out yet, Lyft didn’t exist, and the Amazon Echo hadn’t been unveiled. Here are 14 major innovations that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The world was […]
14 incredible tech products that didn’t exist 10 years ago
Tech

Millennials love plants so much they’re convincing tech companies to replace office artwork with ‘living walls’

Tech companies are increasingly installing greenery, particularly living walls, in offices and retail spaces. Apple became one of the latest adopters of this trend with two living walls in its redesigned Fifth Avenue store. These installations are primarily driven by millennials’ propensity for plants and wellness. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Millennials love plants so much they’re convincing tech companies to replace office artwork with ‘living walls’
Tech

WeWork files for IPO, revealing spiraling losses of $1.6 billion

WeWork on Wednesday publicly released its paperwork for its initial public offering. The filing provides the first in-depth look at WeWork’s financial results. It shows spiraling losses over the past three years, with the firm posting a net loss of $US1.6 billion in 2018 on revenue of $US1.8 billion. Read […]
WeWork files for IPO, revealing spiraling losses of $1.6 billion
Tech

The 11 iPhone apps I couldn’t live without

The iPhone is an incredible piece of hardware, but apps unlock its true potential. I own over 200 apps on my iPhone X, but there are only 11 I couldn’t really live without. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. My iPhone X is my most used gadget. It’s my […]
The 11 iPhone apps I couldn’t live without
Tech

It’s not just you: Slack is having major issues right now

As of Friday morning, the popular messaging service Slack is experiencing major disruptions. Though users are able to login, there are major functionality issues – some messages aren’t going through, some can’t be edited, others being duplicated, and normal operations like link previews aren’t always working. The company, which recently […]
It’s not just you: Slack is having major issues right now
Markets

One of the most influential VCs in Silicon Valley told startups to ‘call Morgan Stanley’ after Slack’s successful direct listing

After Slack launched on the public market Thursday in a nontraditional direct listing, a prominent venture capitalist is recommending the approach – and a particular bank to execute the deals. “If your company is interested in a direct-listing, recommend you call Morgan Stanley,” Benchmark’s Bill Gurley said Thursday in an […]
One of the most influential VCs in Silicon Valley told startups to ‘call Morgan Stanley’ after Slack’s successful direct listing
Markets

Slack soars nearly 50% in its public trading debut

Slack is expected to debut Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “WORK” after the exchange set a reference point of $US26 per share. The company is expected to debut through an unusual “direct listing” process at an approximate $US16 billion valuation, according to a Reuters estimate. […]
Slack soars nearly 50% in its public trading debut
Lifestyle

11 famous people who built their fortunes off their side hustles

For these 11 famous entrepreneurs and celebrities, their side hustles became more than just a way to supplement their income. Some of these successful entrepreneurs, like Marc Benioff, stayed at their full-time jobs even after their companies took off. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield never intended for the messaging platform he […]
11 famous people who built their fortunes off their side hustles
Markets

187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states

The top executives of 187 companies signed a full-page ad in The New York Times, published Monday, criticising new abortion restrictions passed by multiple US state legislatures. Banks, tech companies, fashion brands, and entertainment companies signed an open letter framing the issue as one of workplace equality, calling it “one […]
187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states
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