Slack makes its first acquisition, as it looks to introduce real-time collaborative document-editing

Slack makes its first acquisition, as it looks to introduce real-time collaborative document-editing

Flickr co-founder Steward Butterfield launched his latest startup Slack out of beta back in February, with a view towards helping its users collaborate in the workplace. And today it has announced its first acquisition, snapping up a two-person ‘bootstrapped’ team called Spaces.

A buzz has been reverberating around Slack in recent months, particularly in the wake of its $43 million raise back in April. With the Spaces team on board, Slack is ramping up its efforts as it looks to take on the big guns of Google and Microsoft.

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Indeed, Spaces had been working on a tool to enable co-workers to collaborate on the same documents remotely – at the same time. This new technology will now be rolled out as a feature within Slack later this year.

➤ Slack Buys a Collaboration Tool in First Acquisition [WSJ]

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