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Amazon Shows Interest in Messaging Startup 'Slack': Report

Reuters

Updated: June 15, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
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Amazon Shows Interest in Messaging Startup 'Slack': Report
Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, talks during the business messaging company's event in San Francisco, California January 31, 2017. Representative Image. (Image: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach)
Slack Technologies Inc, a corporate messaging and collaboration software startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

A deal could value the company at least $9 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Slack is a platform where employees can send messages, collaborate, organise and share files. The technology also integrates with a wide variety of business software - such as Salesforce.com Inc and Microsoft Corp's Skype - so employees can do all their work within Slack.

San Francisco-based Slack has raised more than $500 million from venture capitalists and was valued at $3.8 billion at its last private financing round a year ago.

Both Amazon and Slack were not immediately available to comment outside of regular U.S. business hours.

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First Published: June 15, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
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