With rapid innovation in IoT appliances comes a fragmented ecosystem. Chat bots are here to make the IoT interface a lot easier for the consumer.
Slack's developer conference was part of a major push to lure software developers into building special purpose applications that plug into its system.
Astro comes with inbuilt features like snoozing email, syncing emails from phones to desktops.
Amazon is rumored to be alerted on a purchase of the rapidly-growing corporate chat platform, Slack. A deal which could give Slack a valuation of $9 billion, which would make it the largest acquisition by the Seattle-based e-commerce and tech giant.
Microsoft at its annual Build 2017 conference announced some new updates for its Teams enterprise collaboration developer platform.
Workplace, Facebook's messaging service for businesses, is one of the many products used by businesses to chat and share files.
A limited preview of Teams was rolled out in November last year by Microsoft, and was positioned as a rival to Slack.
Large organisations no longer need to use unconnected instances of Slack for teams. A single layer of Slack Enterprise Grid spans the entire organisation.
With am aim to bring together people, conversations, content and the tools that teams need to collaborate in offices, Microsoft on Tuesday demostrated a new chat-based workspace called "Microsoft Teams".
The thread feature for Slack took over two years to develop and perfect, with the first prototype being tested way back in 2015.
Slack has planned a number of planned updates for integration with Google Drive, Google Cloud and Google Docs.
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called "Teams" to its Office 365 suite of internet productivity software.
Originally dubbed as Skype teams, Microsoft is reportedly working on a Slack-like alternative called Microsoft Teams.
Facebook has officially introduced the Slack competitor in the form of Facebook Workplace.
Microsoft is currently working on a new service called "Skype Teams" under the existing Skype brand. The company according to to MSPowerUser, was interested in buying Slack for $8 billion but that seems like a thing of past.
Messaging bots may be easier and cheaper to deploy, increase office productivity, and even make your life easier, but don't expect magical de-cluttering.
Slack just added voice calling features for the Windows and Mac desktop apps, Chrome, as well as the Android and iOS apps.
Chinese social networking app WeChat rolled out a new app intended specifically for the enterprise.