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It’s not just you: The freemium bar is shifting

Now there's another sign of the times: Free tiers are becoming less generous.

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Daily Crunch: Ring wants to upgrade your apartment’s intercom system

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Slack gains new automation features, including conditional logic for workflows

Salesforce announced new automation features heading to Slack in the coming months, including workflows with support for conditional logic.

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Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and SquareSpace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life

Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another...

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Some frank advice for open-source startups seeking product-market fit

Unlike most software companies, open source startups have two journeys for finding product-market fit: building a product that users can use for...

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Google pauses hiring, Netflix loses nearly 1M customers, and Slack increases prices

Hey, friends! It’s that time again. Another week has passed us by, which means another issue of Week in Review — the newsletter where we...

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Slack is increasing prices and changing the way its free plan works

Slack, the chat platform that serves as an online watercooler for oh-so-many teams, is bumping up its monthly price and changing the way its free...

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Accel is rolling out a new, $4 billion late-stage fund, just as certain rivals lose momentum

Accel, the 39-year-old venture firm, just pulled a major power move. It announced, via a simple blog post, that it has just closed a new, global,...

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Slack now supports pronunciation guides in profiles

As part of an update to the way profiles work in Slack, Slack added support for both phonetic and audio-recorded name pronunciation guides.

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Pulse, the maker of an automatic Slack status updater, acquires team communication startup Lounge

Lounge, a team communication startup that was looking to reimagine the future of work with features designed for remote and distributed workforces,...

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Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

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Salesforce acquires Troops.ai to make useful Slack bots

Salesforce has acquired Troops.ai, a startup developing a Slack bot to push and pull customer relationship management data across Salesforce software.

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Salesforce’s low-code workflow tool aims to unify CRM giant’s largest acquisitions

Salesforce is a big, complex set of services, which has been augmented via acquisition with several other big complex services including Mulesoft,...

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New Salesforce developer tools look to tighten integration with Slack

In an effort to more closely align its platforms, Salesforce is introducing a developer toolkit for integrating Slack with other, existing Salesforce...

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DoControl raises $30M for no-code security tools for cloud app log-ins

Cloud security is one of the big drivers among enterprises making IT investments this year, according to a recent report from Gartner, which...

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Atlassian launches Atlas to improve team alignment

Atlassian today launched Atlas, a new service for cross-functional team updates.

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Slack confirms it’s down for some users, says it’s working on a resolution

Slack is currently experiencing some issues and is down for some users on Tuesday morning. Users are taking to social media to report that they...

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Twitter now lets you pin up to 6 DM conversations

Twitter is slowly continuing to enhance its direct messaging interface amid a tidal wave of product updates over the last year. The company announced...

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Our startup’s first hire was a fractional Head of Remote

The first hire at our SaaS startup was not an engineer. It might seem counterintuitive, but the first person on board at Wingback was a Fractional...

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Wrangle secures $2M to automate company workflows

The company’s no-code software can automate any kind of process: employee onboarding, contract approvals, help tickets or any other recurring work.

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AWS just can’t catch a break

For the third time this month, AWS today suffered an outage in one of its data centers. This morning, a power outage in its US-EAST-1 region affected...

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Gift Guide: Extremely Online books

If you can't read a good book without stopping every few pages to tweet about it, you might be what we call Extremely Online. You unabashedly...

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Mio raises $8.7M Series A to make enterprise messaging interoperable

Mio, a startup that helps enterprise teams collaborate across messaging services like Zoom Chat, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Cisco’s Webex,...

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Runway raises $2M seed, launches its ‘air traffic control’ system for mobile app releases

Runway, a startup that emerged from the challenges that faced Rent the Runway’s first iOS team, is now exiting beta and launching its service...

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Slack wants to make it easier to build workflows with developer building blocks

Slack has always differentiated itself as a communications tool by its ability to run applications inside of Slack and avoid dreaded context...

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Momentum announces $5M seed to automate sales tasks in Slack

The sales process can be chaotic, with data flowing in from a variety of sources and a number of people involved. Salesforce bought Slack for more...

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New integration lets you query Tableau data in Slack by typing a question

As Tableau looks for ways to make data more accessible to a greater number of people across an organization, it will be announcing later today at the...

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Walmart acquires design tool Botmock as its invests in shopping by voice and text

With its latest acquisition Walmart is further investing in technology that will enable shopping via voice and chat. The retail giant announced...

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