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Report: Skype still the biggest chat app, but Slack leads growth

A new report has shown how the rise of Slack is affecting usage of Skype. The app's meteoric growth has created speculation it will usurp Skype to become the favourite workplace chat tool. Skype's still sees 6x higher usage but is not gaining users.

Slack uses AI to combat messaging overload by analysing language

Slack's building technology that will tell you how your language changes depending on the time and who you're talking to. CEO Stewart Butterfield said the reports will let you gauge your workplace temperament but the tech might "be a long time" away.

Keybase launches its own fully encrypted Slack rival

Security app provider Keybase has announced its own take on enterprise chat. Keybase Teams is a free end-to-end encrypted messaging service that's designed as a safer alternative to services like Slack and Microsoft Teams. It's currently in alpha.

$5 billion Slack hits a $200 million milestone

When Slack first launched in 2013, it didn't take too long to set a new record as the fastest-ever startup to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

Microsoft claims Teams enterprise chat app used by 125k firms

Microsoft has celebrated six months since it released its Slack rival Teams by announcing over 125,000 businesses are using the app. The company refused to disclose how many users that represents though, instead sticking to aggregate enterprise numbers.

Todoist maker launches Twist, a 'calmer' version of Slack

Doist, the company behind the highly popular Todoist task manager app, has launched a new team collaboration tool called Twist. The app has been used internally for a while and is a direct product of the Todoist team's frustration with rival Slack.

Amazon interested in buying Slack for up to $9 billion

Amazon is reportedly in talks to purchase messaging start-up Slack in a deal worth up to $9 billion. If it goes ahead, the acquisition would be Amazon's largest ever and give it a strong foothold into enterprise tech. Slack is said to be wary.

Microsoft's ambitious Slack competitor now available worldwide

Microsoft has officially launched Teams, its enterprise messaging service designed to rival highly-popular app Slack. Teams is now available to every Office 365 subscriber on all devices, giving it an immediate potential audience of millions of people.

Microsoft's Slack rival is finally here

Microsoft has officially introduced Teams, a new chat app for the workplace that's built to rival Slack. Slack has experienced extraordinary adoption, pushing existing solutions including Microsoft's Skype out of use. Teams is the company's response.

Slack: What you need to know about the hot messaging app

With 1.1 million daily active users, messaging app Slack is changing the way companies approach internal communication. If you haven’t heard about Slack, or haven’t opted to use it yet in the office, this primer might change how you look at the app.

8-month-old co-worker chat app Slack now worth $1.1 billion

Slack, the app that lets you chat with coworkers, just announced that it had raised $120 million in capital, making it worth $1.12 billion.
 

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Slack's AI could reveal differences in tone as you speak to members of your workplace
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