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Slack acquires Astro to conquer email
2018-09-24T16:42:40Z - Brian Heater / TechCrunch
Slack announced today that it has acquired Astro, the Bay Area startup behind email assistant, Astrobot. The deal, which marks Slack’s largest to date, will go a ways toward helping the popular enterprise chat platform achieve its vision of fully integrating workplace mainstays like email and calendars into its channels. Achieving that optimistic goal, however, will mean convincing business users to shift from mainstays like email. Last year, it introduced Astrobot (along with $8.3 million in funding), a Slack app that integrates email and calendars directly into the chat platform. Most of the company’s roughly 30 or so employees will be making the transition to Slack.

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