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Microsoft acquires Chalkup to give Teams a classroom collaboration boost

MICROSOFT ACQUIRES CHALKUP TO GIVE TEAMS A CLASSROOM COLLABORATION BOOST

The acquisition will bring Chalkup's classroom collaboration experience to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams may have launched with...

Slack gets its first-ever CFO in what could be a big step toward going public

SLACK GETS ITS FIRST-EVER CFO IN WHAT COULD BE A BIG STEP TOWARD GOING PUBLIC

Slack Slack got its first chief financial officer ever in a possible big step in moving toward an IPO in 2018. Allen Shim, employee...

 
 
 
Slack communication app slacking off, removes Apple Watch app in latest version

SLACK COMMUNICATION APP SLACKING OFF, REMOVES APPLE WATCH APP IN LATEST VERSION

In the latest release of Slack for iOS, the company has removed its Apple Watch counterpart as a whole. So, for those who were hopeful...

Slack Nixes its Standalone Apple Watch App

SLACK NIXES ITS STANDALONE APPLE WATCH APP

Over the course of the last few months, several companies have decided to end development on apps for the Apple Watch, focusing instead...

 
 
 
Bessemer Makes First Indiana Investment, Leads Zylo's $9.3M Series A

BESSEMER MAKES FIRST INDIANA INVESTMENT, LEADS ZYLO'S $9.3M SERIES A

When Indianapolis-based cloud software company Zylo was making the rounds in the Bay Area last year, talking to potential investors,...

Why Is Slack Down? The Messaging Service Is Having “Issues”

WHY IS SLACK DOWN? THE MESSAGING SERVICE IS HAVING “ISSUES”

Welcome to the jungle. On Tuesday, Jan 9, the group messaging service that's the backbone of offices around the country went out, and...

 
 
 
VIP Crowd Takes Online Dating Approach to Enterprise Software Buying

VIP CROWD TAKES ONLINE DATING APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE BUYING

Three years after Mark Wilson sold the first startup he founded to a French business with hundreds of employees and annual revenues...

 
 
 
Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!

WATCH THE FIRST DAY OF DISRUPT BERLIN LIVE RIGHT HERE!

Disrupt Berlin 2017 starts right now! Today, we'll be hearing from industry leaders like Moia CEO Ole Harms, Slack CTO Cal Henderson,...

Post Up: Sunday Night Thrillers

POST UP: SUNDAY NIGHT THRILLERS

Raptors 100 (11-5), Wizards 91 (9-7) John Wall sat this one out with a sore right knee. Bradley Beal did all he could to pick up the...

 
 
 
Salma Hayek's Blush Secret Makes Her Look Super Youthful

SALMA HAYEK'S BLUSH SECRET MAKES HER LOOK SUPER YOUTHFUL

Salma Hayek is never slacking in the "good makeup" department but her weekend red carpet look took the whole color game to the next...

Everything I Learned From Attending a Gigi Hadid Makeup Masterclass

EVERYTHING I LEARNED FROM ATTENDING A GIGI HADID MAKEUP MASTERCLASS

Gigi Hadid isn't exactly the slacking type. The 22-year-old spends her downtime doing what, for anyone else, could be considered a...

 
 
 
Domino's Unveils New Pizza Ordering App for Slack

DOMINO'S UNVEILS NEW PIZZA ORDERING APP FOR SLACK

The chain's streak of unnecessary ordering apps continues Coworkers can now build their own designer pizza party - or rather working...

Facebook's Workplace, now at 30,000 orgs, adds Chat desktop apps and group video chat

FACEBOOK'S WORKPLACE, NOW AT 30,000 ORGS, ADDS CHAT DESKTOP APPS AND GROUP VIDEO CHAT

It's been once year since Workplace, Facebook's social network designed specifically for businesses and other organizations, came out...

 
 
 
Weekend PC and Console Deals for 10/20: TwitchCon Edition

WEEKEND PC AND CONSOLE DEALS FOR 10/20: TWITCHCON EDITION

Because normal sale boy Ozzie has a poor work ethic and abandoned the rest of the Shacknews staff to go vacation at TwitchCon , someone...

While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their slack

WHILE AMAZON AND MICROSOFT BATTLE IN THE CLOUD WARS, THIS STARTUP QUIETLY BUILT A $175 MILLION BUSINESS BY PICKING UP THEIR SLACK

DigitalOcean DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup based in New York, competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by...

 
 
 
AlertMedia Takes in $8M for Smartphone-Focused Notification Software

ALERTMEDIA TAKES IN $8M FOR SMARTPHONE-FOCUSED NOTIFICATION SOFTWARE

Austin -Emergency messaging provider AlertMedia announced this morning it is taking in $8 million in a Series B round of funding that...

Facebook launches desktop version of Workplace Messenger with screen sharing

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES DESKTOP VERSION OF WORKPLACE MESSENGER WITH SCREEN SHARING

Facebook is preparing to take on Slack with a desktop version of its Workplace app that comes complete with screen sharing features....

 
 
 
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

TAHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I know I'm late to the party with this one (the party being the “put tahini into your desserts” party) but I've also not been blogging...

Microsoft is going all in on Teams and plans to phase out Skype for Business

MICROSOFT IS GOING ALL IN ON TEAMS AND PLANS TO PHASE OUT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

Microsoft Teams, the company's Slack competitor with deep integrations into the Office 365 apps, has seen a lot of pickup over the...