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Slack adds Edith Cooper to board of directors

Slack had added Edith Cooper, who most recently served as the global head of human capital management at Goldman Sachs, to its board of directors. As Slack prepares “for accelerated growth at sc

Slack names Allen Shim as company’s first CFO

In a blog post this morning Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced the company is naming long-time employee Allen Shim as the company’s first CFO. “Today, I’m excited to announce anoth

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on fixing real problems

Let's face it. Our country is not the land of equal opportunity, and the so-called American Dream -- that everyone can succeed with hard work and determination -- is a myth. The existence of systemic

Threaded messaging is coming to Slack

In an interview with Walt Mossberg, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said threaded messaging — perhaps one of the service’s most important missing components — is finally coming. Butterfield

And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Francisco

Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, luminaries from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in

Slack CEO Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield shared a touching note with employees about Dr. King, the civil rights movement and why the collaboration software’s office i

Slack Launches App Directory And Joins Top VCs For $80M Fund Backing Developers

Slack just hatched a master plan to ensure it becomes the social and collaboration hub of the enterprise. It's harnessing all its Silicon Valley hype to create rocket fuel for its growing app platform

Where Do The Best Founders Come From?

You tell us! Who would you work for around the clock to help build his or her vision? We are searching far and wide for the best founder of 2015, and we want to know who you think should get the co

Slack Preps For IPO, Even If It Doesn’t Want Or Need One Soon

When Slack's IPO window opens, it wants to be able to quickly spring into the public markets. Otherwise it could see sour conditions or botched IPOs by other tech companies shut the window before it r

Bill Gurley: “I Hope To God We Have A Soft Landing”

Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, Julie Wainright from TheRealReal and co-founder of unicorn startup Slack Stewart Butterfield discussed the frothiness of the market and the possibility that Silicon Val

Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

Speaking onstage at the Code conference, Stewart Butterfield, CEO of work collaboration startup Slack which launched two years ago, fielded a question about his company being a prime acquisition targe

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 c

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 i

Slack, Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield’s Business Collaboration App, Exits Beta & Goes Freemium

Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder of Flickr who eventually left its acquirer Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and an ill-fated multiplayer game called Glitch), last year decided to take a different turn

As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? ‘You Will Know It Well,’ He Says

Glitch, the online, multiplayer gaming world created by Tiny Speck, is <a target="_blank" href="">closing down December 9</a> after <a target="_blank" href="http://www.g

Accel Invests $35M. in 99designs…After Years of Trying

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Glitch Continues To Iron Out The Glitches, Beta Due Soon

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-205352" title="g" src="" alt="" />Back in February, the first glimpses of <a href="">Gl