If you can’t buy them, compete with them.
Microsoft planned to buy the messaging app for $8 billion back in March, but backed out after opposition from founder Bill Gates and current CEO, Satya Nadell.
Now, rather than purchase Slack, Microsoft is teaming up with Skype for a face-off.
According to MSPowerUser, the direct Slack competitor — called Skype Teams — will resemble and include a lot of familiar and beloved group messaging features that people are used to in Slack. Read more…