Discord Exploring Sale for $10 Billion

Discord is exploring a possible sale for $10 billion, as gaming and communication take on greater importance.

Twilio Acquiring Customer Data Company Segment

Twilio has announced it is acquiring Segment, a leading customer data platform.

New ‘Spaces’ Feature Could Come to Outlook

Outlook may be getting a major upgrade with a new ‘Outlook Spaces’ feature, providing a new project-based organization system.

Facebook Now Requires An Account to Sign Up For Messenger

According to VentureBeat, Facebook has ended the ability to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. In the past, individuals who wanted to use Facebook Messenger could use their phone number to sign up. In an email to VentureBeat,…

Microsoft Teams Reaches 20 Million Daily Users, Double Slack’s User Base

Just four months after Microsoft Teams reached 13 million daily users, the company is reporting that number has reached 20 million. Microsoft Teams is a unified communication platform that competes with Slack, Google Hangouts and Cisco Webex Teams. Not surprisingly,…

You Can Now Try Skype for Business for Mac

Microsoft announced that it is kicking off the public preview of Skype for Business for Mac. Commercial customers can request an invite here. Invites will be issued to IT admins first, and will be expanded to everyone else in the…

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post,…

Skype Previews Slack Integration

Teams using Slack can now take advantage of a new Skype integration to engage in voice and video calls. Skype announced that this is now available in preview. To set it up, just go to the Skype integration for Slack…

Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft announced that it has acquired technology from mobile communications app Talko to bring it to Skype. Specifically, it will become part of Skype for Business. In addition to the tech, the Skype team is getting Talko employees. “Together, the…

Slack Group Messages Are Now A Thing

As great of a communication tool Slack has proven to be for teams, one feature has been surprisingly absent until now – the ability to add more people to direct message conversations. The company announced group messaging as its latest…