Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7 billion

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 02 2020 @ 10:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Slack is one of the most popular business communication tools. It's history is actually pretty funny. The firm behind Slack was originally an online video game developer -- they developer Slack as an internal tool to aid with the development of a game called Glitch. The game got shelved pretty quickly while the internal communication tool grew out to become Slack, a billion dollar company.

Salesforce is now buying Slack for a whopping $27.7 billion. The former says it will integrate Slack into every Salesforce Cloud, making the collaboration tool the interface for Salesforce Customer 360:
The CRM giant’s announcement today stated Slack will become “an operating unit of Salesforce and will continue to be led by [Slack] CEO Stewart Butterfield.”

“Slack will be deeply integrated into every Salesforce Cloud,” the blurb continued. “As the new interface for Salesforce Customer 360, Slack will transform how people communicate, collaborate and take action on customer information across Salesforce as well as information from all of their other business apps and systems”.
Source: The Register


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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