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  • Slack Got Hacked

    Slack Got Hacked

    Slack, the super-slick team chat-room service, is getting popular fast. Word around the rumor mill is that they’re currently raising funds at a $2.8 billion valuation. And in the words of the late, great Biggie Smalls: Mo Money, Mo Problems. In the case of startups, success can make your databases a juicy target for hackers. And sure enough: Slack got hacked. Read More

  • Slack’s In Talks With Coatue, Others For Another Round At A $2.5B Valuation

    Slack’s In Talks With Coatue, Others For Another Round At A $2.5B Valuation

    Slack, the communication platform that has taken the workplace world by storm, is on a roll of another sort. After announcing a fundraise of $120 million at a $1 billion-plus valuation less than six months ago, TechCrunch has heard that the company is talking to investors for yet another round, this time at a valuation of around $2.5-2.6 billion. Investors that we have heard involved in… Read More

  • How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubble. Bill Gurley, the Uber investor and partner at Benchmark, argued at SXSW this week that there will be “dead unicorns” among some of these high-priced companies. Another angle… Read More

  • Slack Gets A Standalone Windows App

    Slack Gets A Standalone Windows App

    If you use Slack on Windows, you’ve probably found yourself feeling a bit… unloved. Despite making up over a quarter of Slack’s user base, using Slack on Windows has always meant running it in a browser tab — unlike with OS X, Android or iOS, there was no dedicated Windows app. Well, today’s your day. Slack has, at long last, released a Windows app. Read More

  • Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

    Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

    “Didn’t you tell Ms. Pao at the time that one of the reasons you chose Randy Komisar to be a board partner was that Randy ‘needed a win’?” asked Alan Exelrod, the lead counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Ellen Pao V. Kleiner Perkins. Read More

  • Trello, The Digital Whiteboard, Tops 7M Users

    Trello, The Digital Whiteboard, Tops 7M Users

    Trello, the collaborative task-management software, has topped 7 million users, with 120,000 new users joining the platform every week. Trello co-founder Michael Pryor confirmed to TechCrunch that the service has 1.7 million monthly active users, with Trello users in every country in the world (save for Myanmar, Nauru and Tuvalu). “Eighty percent of sign-ups come from word of… Read More

  • Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    If your team collaborates online, you’ve almost certainly heard of Slack. Launched in mid-2013, it’s quickly become one of the top names in team communications. That success has just netted Slack co-founders Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson, Serguei Mourachov the Crunchie for Founder Of The Year. Read More

  • Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft. It has bought Screenhero, a Y Combinator alum that competes against the likes of WebEx, letting users speak… Read More

  • How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

    How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

    When you have a question at a small company, you always know who to ask. But as corporations grow, it becomes impossible to remember everyone’s names, let alone their areas of expertise, and communication channels flood with noise. Facebook At Work, the company’s new enterprise collaboration suite, could change that. Read More