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Salesforce in talks to acquire workplace messaging app Slack, says report

Salesforce sees the potential acquisition as a logical extension of its enterprise offerings, the sources said

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Slack has benefited from companies relying more on information technology systems to keep their workers connected during the pandemic

Greg Roumeliotis and Krystal Hu | Reuters New York
Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com Inc is in talks to acquire workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc as it seeks to expand its offerings to businesses, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Salesforce's bid comes as Slack struggles to fully capitalize on the switch to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of fierce competition from Microsoft Corp's Teams and other workplace appsSlack shares ended trading on Tuesday at $29.57, well below the $42 high they reached on their first day of trading last year.

Salesforce sees the potential acquisition as a logical extension of its enterprise offerings, the

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First Published: Nov 26 2020 | 2:04 AM IST

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