I am sure that you have heard that Salesforce is buying Slack for a whopping $28 billion by now. And if you saw Marc Benioff in conversation with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang this morning, you could tell that Christmas came early for him and his company. With (Quip CEO) Bret Taylor and (Slack CEO) Stewart Butterfield … Continue reading Something about Slack (+ Salesforce)
San Francisco was a very bleak place in the aftermath of the dot.com meltdown that began in the spring of 2000. Every single day of that summer I woke up to the news of more layoffs, more shutdowns, and a general sense of despondency which only got worse when the tragic morning of September 11, … Continue reading Why every tech downturn has a silver lining
Disruptions, downturns, and recessions make the weak weaker and the strong stronger. It was true centuries ago, and it is true today. The 2001 downturn turned telecom and cable giants into the Internet’s gatekeepers. Microsoft emerged victorious with its Internet Explorer. During the 2008 financial crisis, when cash was king, the big banks — JP … Continue reading The inevitable has happened.
A few days ago, a friend messaged and introduced me to her friend – a doctor who works at a major ER in Southern California. The doctors in her hospitals were trying to deal with the COVID-19 Crisis and were reduced use to using bits of information available on different social platforms. She wanted a … Continue reading Doctors-Only Chat is live.
Over the past few months, I have been trying to wean myself off Instagram and social media in general. There are many aspects of Instagram. I love dearly: my photography community and ability to connect and chat with others about the art, craft, and technicals of photography. And right in the middle of this rumination, … Continue reading Flickr Fabulous
It takes 32 steps to sign-up for Teams, Microsoft’s horrendous designed Slack competitor. Facebook Workspace needs consultants from big firms such as Deloitte to get companies going. Let’s just say Slack is so simple that even a CEO can sign-up and start using it within a couple of minutes. Yes, that is the main reason why I … Continue reading Slack vs Rivals
Slack, the company that arose like a phoenix from the ashes of Tiny Speck is now a year old. It came out of beta last February! And what a year it has been for the company — it has gone from zero to one of the fastest growing services in less than a year. It has raised … Continue reading Happy Birthday Slack! And Stuff Stewart Says