Slack’s IPO has definitely made the rounds in the collaboration world. This post contains some interesting metrics:
– Slack has 10 million users with 3 million being paid users.
– 88,000 customers, with 575 customers paying $100,000 or more in ARR and accounting for approximately 40% of total revenue.
– $400 million in revenue
I think the headline is designed to attract clicks, but the article does contain some super interesting usage stats for Microsoft for Teams, Facebook’s WorkPlace, Webex, etc.
On the one hand, I understand that all companies, especially big ones like Microsoft, need to control where their important data goes. However, it seems a little extreme to ban most versions of Slack and require a “business justification” for any use of Google Docs. Even Microsoft-owned GitHub is discouraged for “Highly Confidential types of information, specs or code.”
Another “clickbait-y” headline, but still an interesting read about the pros and cons of internal chat in the workplace.
We’ve been working hard the last few months preparing for this.
The Trump administration is said to be considering a ban to end-to-end encryption, which would affect services like WhatsApp, Apple’s Messages etc
AirDrop is a very useful tool, and it’s interesting to see Google develop yet another competitor. The ubiquitousness of Android makes this feature very interesting, but it’s not clear whether it’ll work on non-Nexus devices.