Is Slack going to get bought out?

Apple s432
Nov 19 27 Comments

As MS Teams continues to grow, will a bigger company look to acquire Slack as its stock falls? Would be interested in hearing people’s thoughts

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Roku de Vil
    Google should acquired Slack just to make their chat ecosystem even more confusing.
    Nov 19 0
  • PayPal eBVD00
    Personally I think slack should merge with Atlassian.
    Nov 19 0
  • Salesforce diurhdngr
    Perfect buy for CRM..
    Nov 19 1
    • Microsoft DedCntr
      Most likely candidate if not for GCP buying it.
      Nov 19
  • Microsoft panamap
    Slack is more or less doomed - I think they should look for a buyout - likely atlassian or salesforce would love to jump in - however slack can not sustain the onslaught or Microsoft. Teams has a huge funding even internally - it’s hard to beat that .
    Nov 19 1
    • Reputation.com HjYN27
      Its not about finding, it's about team's being a part of a package deal, while slack is standalone, if Team's will get good enough for people not to switch from it - that should suffice. And seems like they are doing a good job, at least video call experience is much better than Skype for business (that thing is scary)
      Nov 19
  • Apple s432
    OP
    Somewhat of a follow-up q: would it be a dumb idea to buy shares in Slack if many people think that there is an acquisition on the horizon?
    Nov 19 1
  • Amazon / Field Ops 206
    I'd be overjoyed to see AWS pick up Slack and RIP Chime.
    Nov 19 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      Amazon frugality would not allow them to do this.
      Nov 19
    • Amazon / Eng kalikoko
      Idk why chime won’t just copy features straight from slack... seems like they can easily grow users that way. i guess they don’t want to invest in a losing battle against slack?
      Nov 19
  • Microsoft / Eng Rhymie
    I know for sure they don't sell themselves to MSFT. They have taken the war to their ego.
    Nov 19 2
    • Microsoft DedCntr
      Microsoft wouldn't want them either now tbh
      Nov 19
    • LinkedIn yFSV61
      There is not much of an incentive for MS to buy Slack.
      Nov 21
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYe
    Why? It’s just an IM service, there’s literally git hub repos of clones any software company can stand up on their own
    Nov 19 1
    • Reputation.com HjYN27
      Can I facepalm online?
      Nov 19
  • Amazon xo_bezo
    Slack would be a bad purchase even current eval so I can see G doing it since they're not great at the whole focused product direction thing.

    Atlassian might consider it to replace HipChat but there would have to be a significant drop to make it worthwhile
    Nov 19 8
    • Reputation.com HjYN27
      @apple, Google's history of Google talk, Wave, Allo, Hangouts
      Nov 19
    • Reputation.com HjYN27
      @NIO, Glass and Nexus did fine, exactly what they were meant to do, Stadia is following a very different launch plan relative to other Google products.
      Nov 19
    • Google / Eng freakalik
      Google is very cheap on acquisitions. Outside of Motorola (which doesn't really count because we bought it for the IP/patents, and then spun it back off), the largest ever Google acquisition was only $3.2B for Nest.
      Nov 21
    • Apple s432
      OP
      Google is cheap with amount it pays to acquire, but it’s important to note that they make a lot of acquisitions
      Nov 21
    • Google / Eng freakalik
      Sure. I'm just saying that if Google acquired Slack it would be their second largest acquisition of all time.
      Nov 23
  • Twitch tftchamp
    Google needs it if they want to stay relevant in the office productivity
    Nov 19 1
    • Microsoft panamap
      Nah- google needs to fight in cloud . Google has a good gsuite , they don’t need to pay for slack . Slack would likely be better with someone independent- like salesforce or atlassian so that they can integrate with any other provider for office tools like gsuite or o365
      Nov 19

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