Floworks is building an AI assistant to change how workers interact with software
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by Ron Miller
1M ago
About the time that Floworks co-founders Sudipta Biswas and Sarthak Shrivastava were starting at Y Combinator in the Winter 23 cohort, they had a chat with veteran investor Vinod Khosla, who encouraged the pair to think bigger. They said that that conversation had a huge influence on them as they were building Floworks, an AI […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Slack CEO Denise Dresser is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt this October
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by Ron Miller
1M ago
Slack CEO Denise Dresser is speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt 2024. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Slack under attack over sneaky AI training policy
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by Ivan Mehta
2M ago
Slack is making it difficult for its customers if they want the company to stop using its data for model training. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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As Microsoft unbundles Teams, it might not have the impact on Slack you think
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by Ron Miller
3M ago
One of the primary reasons that Slack joined forces with Salesforce in 2021 in a $28 billion deal was to give the communications company the clout to compete with Microsoft. For years, company co-founder Stewart Butterfield railed against Microsoft bundling Teams with Office 365, calling it anticompetitive and saying at one point that Microsoft was […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Slack’s new CEO looks to bring stability after a turbulent period
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by Ron Miller
4M ago
Slack's newest CEO is the third in less than a year, and she's looking to bring stability to a division that has dealt with a lot of changes. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Slack adds AI-fueled search and summarization to the platform
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by Ron Miller
5M ago
As an enterprise communications platform, Slack has become a de facto storage repository for institutional knowledge, but getting at that information has been challenging with conventional search tools. Today Slack introduced a couple of new features designed to make that information more accessible, including a new AI-fueled search tool and the ability to summarize information […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Salesforce names Denise Dresser to succeed Lidiane Jones as CEO of Slack
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by Ron Miller
8M ago
As promised last week, Salesforce announced the replacement today for Slack CEO Lidiane Jones, who stepped down last week after 10 months on the job to become CEO at dating app Bumble. In a post on X (the social platform formerly known as Twitter) this morning, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced that Denise Dresser, a […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Sources confirm that Salesforce intends to announce new Slack CEO next week
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by Ron Miller
9M ago
It was a whirlwind kind of day at Salesforce and Slack as the company learned that Slack CEO Lidiane Jones would be leaving at the end of the year to become CEO at dating app Bumble. Sources, who chose to speak on background because they were not authorized to speak on behalf of the company, […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Bumble announces Slack CEO Lidiane Jones will be its new chief exec
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by Sarah Perez
9M ago
In a fast-moving news cycle, a personnel change wouldn’t seem to catch our attention, but this morning dating app Bumble announced a doozy: It’s replacing founder CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd with Slack CEO Lidiane Jones. Jones only started as CEO at Slack last year, replacing another founder CEO, Stewart Butterfield. Jones, whose background includes various […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only ..read more
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Former head of growth at Slack is building a growth-tracking platform for everyone
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by Ron Miller
11M ago
When Panobi co-founder Merci Grace began running growth at Slack in 2015, she helped grow the user base from 50,000 to more than 3 million in just a couple of years. Along the way, she learned some valuable lessons about tracking growth metrics, and how difficult it is to pull this data from a variety of sources. In 2021 she decided to put that knowledge to work, founding Panobi, a growth-tracking platform she wished she had when she was at Slack. Today, the company announced a $5 million seed, and that it was launching a closed beta of the product. When Grace started the company with her co-f ..read more
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