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New Orleans

Leslie Miley: ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Is Not a Four Letter Word

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The lack of diversity in tech has been a consistent problem for years. Despite numbers showing that an inclusive environment breeds success in the workplace, companies of all shapes and sizes refuse to make meaningful change in their hiring practices. And, if you ask…

News

Can Google Hangouts Become a Slack Replacement?

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Slack Technologies hit the world by storm when it began offering its group messaging features with rooms and helped companies streamline team communication among employees, giving the business world a reason to celebrate. Now tech giant Alphabet, parent company of Google, is looking to…

Communication

9 Tips for Improving How Your Team Uses Slack

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it comes to team communication, Slack has set itself apart from the rest. With enough impressive statistics to make your head spin, this internal messaging app has changed the way people do business. However, you have to admit it takes some getting used…

Tips & How To’s

7 Apps for Enhancing Project Management Communication [Infographic]

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Project management is a critical component of a successful business, regardless of size or industry. Startups and established companies looking to scale up often depend on a well-executed project management strategy for growth, and good communication is a critical determinant of a well-oiled project management strategy….

Startups & Apps

9 Tools for Better Internal Communication Among Employees

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Whether your team spans countries or rooms, it’s best to keep all communications in a centralized location. Being able to talk to your employees with ease is one of the most important factors of a successful startup. Fortunately, there are dozens of tools that…

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Startups & Apps

Guggy Produces GIFs With Context, API Available for Developers

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The popularity of GIFs has reached new height in recent months. These digital video loops have found their way into tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram photos across the internet. Some apps are even being specifically developed to search and share them as fast and far as…

Opinion/Analysis

How a New Media Startup Succeeds: Fluid Communication

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The big news story whenever media reports on media—which is often, if you wondered—is always about the eminent death of journalism. In 2016, that story looks better than ever, as the Facebookpocalypse has finally happened, and media organizations everywhere are losing or gaining ground…

Tips & How To’s

The 5 Slack Alternatives Your Startup Needs

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

For today’s startups, digital communications are paramount in keeping digital businesses afloat. But while most businesses rely on the ever-popular Slack, there are a number of other alternatives that can better support the needs of digital businesses and remote teams. Whether you’re looking to give some…

Funding

Slack Is Investing in Chatbots Left and Right

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Chatbots and A.I. are some of the leading innovations that are taking the tech industry by storm. Companies are pushing to better incorporate these tools to help them streamline, organize, and better communicate with their consumers. But how can these tools help companies who…

Product Launch

Message Buttons on Slack Make Their Debut

By | Jun 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Slack, a real-time communication app that’s been growing in popularity with remote and independent work teams, has introduced a new upgrade to the interface of the app. Announced on Tuesday, Slack is introducing message buttons to the API to make the app even more…

Productivity

Is Slack Killing Work Productivity?

By | Jun 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Work productivity is often a hot topic for those looking to have a more productive day. From having the right work environment, to having solid work habits to start your day off on the right foot, having the right tools in place can help…

Partnership

Slack Integrates with Quip to Shift Teamwork

By | May 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

As more companies move towards remote working, the latest work tools are ones that can aid in keeping remote companies connected, even when their workers are spread across miles (and sometimes countries). One of those companies leading the charge, Slack, is announcing an exciting…

Startups & Apps

New Work App Kaizala Launches to Rival Slack

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

Move over, Slack – a new working app may be coming soon, thanks to Microsoft. Last month, Microsoft launched Kaizala, a free work app that’s set to rival the ever-popular startup Slack. Kaizala, a free work app for phones and tablets, is the latest…

Funding

NYC

Hive Raises $1.4M to Boost Team Productivity

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

From startups to enterprise companies, they all eventually share a common issue: communication. Mix in an over abundance of work and it becomes difficult to prioritize – and that workload only gets multiplied when team members aren’t communicating properly. For recent AngelPad graduate Hive,…

Productivity

How to Hack Slack for Your Agile Team

By | Mar 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Slack is often called the fastest-growing business app ever. Having launched just two years ago, the cloud-based collaboration tool is already valued at $2.8 billion. It has more than 2.3 million active daily users, with 675,000 of them paying subscriptions for its premium services….

Social Media

SocialRank Builds for the Future: It’s All About Collaboration

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

According to the folks over at SocialRank, the past ten years have seen brands, agencies, and organizations spend countless hours and billions of dollars putting together massive audiences on social media. It’s a crucial step for anybody these days actually, especially people involved in the…

Product Launch

Northern Virginia

AddThis Launches Share to Slack Feature

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

AddThis, one of the largest social engagement and analytic platforms, has announced the release of a new share to Slack feature. The feature will make it easier to share content and websites to a team’s Slack group. Across 15 million sites, AddThis bars can…