Slack (software)

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Original author(s)Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson, and Serguei Mourachov[1]
Developer(s)Slack Technologies
Initial releaseAugust 2013; 7 years ago (2013-08)[2]
Written inElectron (C++, JavaScript, etc.)[3]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone,[4] Commodore 64[5]
TypeCollaborative software[6]

Slack is an online messaging app with fancier features.[7] Stewart Butterfield helped create it. It was originally for a video game. But then they just made it a simple messaging app and dropped the video game idea.[8][9] "Slack" stands for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge."[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kumparak, Greg (February 5, 2015). "Slack's Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. Zax, David. "Flickr Cofounders Launch Slack, An Email Killer". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  3. "Desktop Application Engineer". Archived from the original on September 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  4. Slack. "Slack apps for computers, phones & tablets". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  5. Harris, Jeffrey (November 27, 2016). "Slack client for Commodore 64". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  6. "Crunchbase - Slack Technologies". Crunchbase. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  7. "Shares in workplace software phenom Slack soar 50% in first day of trading". CBS News. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. Tam, Donna. "Flickr founder plans to kill company e-mails with Slack". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  9. Thomas, Owen (August 14, 2013). "Die, Email, Die! A Flickr Cofounder Aims To Cut Us All Some Slack". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  10. Kim, Eugene (September 27, 2016). "Slack, the red hot $3.8 billion startup, has a hidden meaning behind its name". UK Business Insider. Retrieved October 13, 2018.

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