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  • Hipchat’s VoiceMyBot tests the waters for Amazon Echo in the workplace

    Hipchat’s VoiceMyBot tests the waters for Amazon Echo in the workplace

    Hipchat, the workplace collaboration platform from Atlassian that competes against the likes of Slack, Yammer and (soon?) Skype Teams, is today announcing a new service that — figuratively and literally — speaks to a new way of using not just Hipchat, but another popular tech product, the Amazon Echo. The company is announcing a new integration called VoiceMyBot, which lets… Read More

  • Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

    Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

    In Atlassian‘s view, video is the next battlefield in the enterprise chat wars (a war it is mostly fighting with Slack, it seems). Its HipChat group messaging app launched one-on-one video chats back in 2014, but today, it is pushing this further by launching group video chats, as well. To enable this, Atlassian built a new video platform based on its acquisition of BlueJimp and… Read More

  • Startup spending guide: When freebies will do Crunch Network

    Startup spending guide: When freebies will do

    This is the second installment in the Startup Spending Guide series, where we are exploring how early-stage startups should spend their non-payroll money. In the first installment we enumerated areas where early-stage startups need to spend money. In this installment we’re going to cover areas where free tools are not only available, but preferred. In the final installment we’ll… Read More

  • Workato Chat Bot Brings Enterprise Workflow Into Slack

    Workato Chat Bot Brings Enterprise Workflow Into Slack

    As we head into 2016, enterprise chat applications like Slack are suddenly a hot commodity, and if you’re inside chat a good portion of the day the argument goes, you should be able to access other work without leaving the chat client. This is exactly what Workato’s newly announced chat bot, Workbot, is designed to do. Chat bots are small programs that integrate with a chat… Read More

  • Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Prices IPO at $21

    Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Prices IPO at $21

    It’s the last big tech IPO of the year. Atlassian has just priced at $21 per share, above the expected range of $19 to $20. Releasing 22 million shares, the company is raising $462 million. The Australian-based software company has a suite of enterprise products including Slack competitor HipChat, JIRA and Confluence. Read More

  • Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Sets Share Prices For Its IPO

    Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Sets Share Prices For Its IPO

    Enterprise software company Atlassian, which filed a month ago to go public on NASDAQ, has disclosed how much its shares will cost. In a SEC filing, the company said its 20 million shares will be priced between $16.50 and $18.50. Read More

  • Atlassian Opens Its HipChat Messaging Platform To Developers

    Atlassian Opens Its HipChat Messaging Platform To Developers

    HipChat, the team chat platform Atlassian acquired in 2012, now allows developers to build apps that run directly inside its user interface. Until now, developers were only able to push inbound messages to HipChat through its existing API, and create their own custom slash commands. That was mostly on par with what HipChat competitor Slack also currently offers. HipChat Connect takes this a… Read More

  • Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat

    Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat

    Atlassian, the company behind developer services like JIRA and Confluence, as well as the group chat tool HipChat, today announced that it has acquired Hall, a group chat service for businesses. The company will shut down Hall on June 30th, but current Hall users can now migrate their users, messages and files to HipChat. Even though Atlassian has historically been focused on developers… Read More

  • Atlassian Launches HipChat Server, Doubles Down On Team Collaboration

    Atlassian Launches HipChat Server, Doubles Down On Team Collaboration

    It’s been almost three years since Atlassian acquired HipChat and the product is now at the center of the company’s strategy as it doubles down on team collaboration. Today, it’s launching a new version of HipChat for enterprise users who want (or need) to run the service on their private networks. Enterprises can now install a virtual machine that runs HipChat. This… Read More