Slack Lands Huge New $427M Investment at a $7.1 Billion Valuation as It Battles Microsoft and Google

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Slack Lands Huge New $427M Investment at a $7.1 Billion Valuation as It Battles Microsoft and Google
Fortune | Slack has snagged $427 million in additional funding, at a $7.1 billion valuation, to fuel its effort to become a workplace technology giant. Dragoneer Investment Group and General Atlantic led the funding, along with others, including investment firm Baillie Gifford, Sands Capital, and previous investors.
Gmail Now Lets You Undo Sent Messages on Android — But You Only Get 10 Seconds
TNW | "It isn’t clear exactly when it was introduced on Android — and whether it’s specific to a certain version of the app, or has been made available via a server-side change. But anyhoo, it’s here, and it works," writes Abhimanyu Ghoshal. "Once you’ve composed a message and hit Send, you’ll see a ‘Sending’ notification at the bottom of your screen, along with an ‘Undo’ button.... unlike the web version, there isn’t an option to extend the time limit."
Gmail Now Lets You Send Self-Destructing 'Confidential Mode' Emails from Your Phone
ZDNet | "Gmail's not entirely confidential 'confidential mode' expiry-date email feature is now available on mobile apps," writes Liam Tung.
A New Mac Mini and a Retina MacBook Air Are Imminent, Report Says
Ars Technica | Both could launch alongside or shortly after new iPhone and iPads this year.
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The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Messy Chrome Bookmarks
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4 Ways to Remove and Disable Link Previews in Slack
MakeUseOf | If you’re sharing several links in one message in Slack, it can get pretty cluttered and messy. Slack gives you several ways to remove those links and make it easier to follow what’s happening in your channels.
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Is the IT Help Desk Model Broken?
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Slack Raises Series H Round of Financing From New Investors
Several People Are Typing | Today Slack is happy to share that they will add an additional $427 million of investment at a post-money valuation of more than $7.1 billion. This Series H equity round is in addition to the $841 million previously raised.
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