Quip

  • Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform

    Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform

    When Salesforce bought Quip, a document-based, mobile-first collaboration tool for $750 million last September, it may have seemed like an odd purchase, but Salesforce and Quip have been hard at work enhancing the product. Today at the Dreamforce customer conference in San Francisco, the company announced significant updates to the product designed to make it more of a central way to… Read More

  • Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes

    Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes

    There are venture-backed shoes, razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes? Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital, Blue Scorpion VC and Demi Lovato are amongst the investors who participated. The New York-based startup is “a lot more than just an electric toothbrush,” said Simon Enever, founder and CEO. Quip is “looking to help fix… Read More

  • Salesforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

    Salesforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

    Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizzazz to Salesforce’s word processing company Quip, which today acquired Unity&Variety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, Unity&Variety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but we’re awaiting… Read More

  • Dropbox rolls out PDF signing, iMessage integrations and picture-in-picture on iOS

    Dropbox rolls out PDF signing, iMessage integrations and picture-in-picture on iOS

    Dropbox is still working its way through the enterprise world in order to show the world it isn’t just dumb online storage — which, given as simple as it was to use, was one of the tool’s original top selling points. So it’s had to shift gears in order to focus on larger companies, and that means consistently rolling out new tools that companies need as they start… Read More

  • Salesforce took a horizontal turn when it bought Quip

    Salesforce took a horizontal turn when it bought Quip

    When Salesforce purchased Quip last summer for $750 million, it seemed at face value to be an unusual acquisition for the cloud CRM company — Salesforce tends to concentrate on more vertical targets. In fact, at a press conference this week at Dreamforce, Salesforce president, vice chairman and COO Keith Block — yes, he has all those titles — said when asked about the… Read More

  • Salesforce paid $110M for BeyondCore, made $4B+ in acquisitions in 6 months

    Salesforce paid $110M for BeyondCore, made $4B+ in acquisitions in 6 months

    Salesforce may have missed out on buying LinkedIn, but it has had a whopper of an acquisitions spree so far this year anyway. The enterprise cloud and CRM services company put down over $4 billion to buy eight startups in areas like workplace productivity, machine learning and e-commerce solutions, according to the company’s 10-Q filed with the SEC today. The majority of that $4… Read More

  • Salesforce shares face plant despite beating analyst expectations

    Salesforce shares face plant despite beating analyst expectations

    Salesforce earnings came out today! They’re not great, either, and it looks like a weak outlook for the company’s third quarter is doing some damage to its shares, which were down as much as 8 percent. For a company that literally defined the phrase “software as a service” — basically, running your business online — and one that’s had a decent year… Read More

  • What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups Crunch Network

    What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

    A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race. Read More

  • Dropbox launches an iPhone and Android version of its document-editing app Paper

    Dropbox launches an iPhone and Android version of its document-editing app Paper

    It’s an interesting time for Dropbox’s document-building tool, Paper. Quip, in a similar vein to Paper, was bought for a whopping $750 million by Salesforce earlier this week. This deal surprised a ton of people, but made a lot of sense given that Salesforce has seemingly been dipping its toes into collaboration software. So Quip is a great, and natural, fit for Salesforce and… Read More

  • Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $750M

    Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $750M

    Salesforce is continuing its buying spree to expand the kinds of cloud-based apps and services that it offers to its customers beyond basic CRM. The company has just announced that it is acquiring Quip, the cloud-based word processing app that was co-founded by Bret Taylor, formerly CTO of Facebook. We understand from two sources very close to the deal that the total price is $750 million. Read More

  • Slack debuts ‘Sign in with Slack,’ the work chat platform’s answer to Facebook Login

    Slack debuts ‘Sign in with Slack,’ the work chat platform’s answer to Facebook Login

    Slack is pushing to become the identity layer for all enterprise apps. The workplace chat app has already captured the eyes, minds (and wallets) of the tech world with its deceptively simple, zippy platform for people to communicate and collaborate with each other on projects. One of its chief hooks is the ease with which you can integrate lots of different apps so that you can communicate… Read More

  • Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

    Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

    Some big news today for Quip, the mobile-first word processing and collaboration app that competes with the likes of Google Docs. The eponymous startup behind the service has raised $30 million in funding — a Series B round led by Greylock with participation from Benchmark. Along with the funding, Quip is announcing some key people joining its team. Patrick Moran — who had been… Read More

  • Quip’s Subscription-Based Toothbrush Replacement Service (Yes, Really!) Raises Seed Funding

    Quip’s Subscription-Based Toothbrush Replacement Service (Yes, Really!) Raises Seed Funding

    Did you know you’re supposed to replace your toothbrush every three months? Apparently, this is actually the recommended time frame preferred by the ADA, but most consumers just wait until their bristles wear out, or it randomly occurs to them as they’re walking through the dental care aisle at their local store. A startup called Quip, showcasing its service here today at… Read More

  • Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack

    Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack

    Products like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer and Asana have been slowly picking apart the world of enterprise communication, giving workers new, easier to use, and frankly more fun platforms to speak to each other and work on documents together. Now another startup wants to get in on the action. Quip — the mobile-first “word processor” app co-founded by ex-Facebook CTO Bret… Read More

  • In A Bid To Be The MS Word Of The Mobile Generation, Quip Adds Better Search, URL Links

    In A Bid To Be The MS Word Of The Mobile Generation, Quip Adds Better Search, URL Links

    Quip, the mobile-friendly word processing app co-founded by the ex-CTO of Facebook Bret Taylor and ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs, has picked up some 5,000 companies as users since it launched last August, with the list of customers ranging from tech early adopters like Taylor’s alma mater Facebook (where there are “thousands” of users, Taylor tells me), New Relic and Taser… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Twitter Dead media bait, FourSquare’s move toward the new cross-app model championed by Facebook, the Google+ backslide, and Microsoft in the free lane. No matter how much the market wants to quantify the Twitter opportunity, the rest of the world is more… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad’s 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman’s retirement announcement hit some of us like… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Quip, Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylor’s Word Processing App, Gets A Like Button, Themes And More

    Quip, Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylor’s Word Processing App, Gets A Like Button, Themes And More

    When Bret Taylor, the ex-CTO of Facebook, co-founded mobile-first word processing app Quip with ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs, the move appeared to be a world away from the work Taylor had done to help build the world’s largest social network. But today, Taylor’s old and new worlds are getting a bit closer, as Quip unveils an update (1.7) with new social features: a like button… Read More

  • Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Now Imports From Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox

    Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Now Imports From Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox

    Quip, the mobile-first word processing app with an impressive pedigree (co-created by ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and the father of Google Apps Engine, Kevin Gibbs), has seen hundreds of thousands of documents created, and millions of messages generated, since its launch in July of this year. Today, Quip is getting updated with new features to drive those numbers higher. It’s rolling out… Read More