Atlassian + Slack | The Official Slack Blog🔒 slackhq.com
This is pretty amazing! Atlassian just gave up in the team chat space.
As part of this partnership, Atlassian will discontinue Hipchat and Stride, and provide a migration path to Slack for all their customers. We are purchasing the IP for Hipchat Cloud and Stride to better support that path to Slack, while Atlassian is making a small, but symbolically important investment in our business.
😲 This Bloomberg article has some of the details on how this went down. I was curious who approached who, and it was Atlassian that approached Slack.
Taking out a competitor is good for Slack, said Butterfield: “There’s fewer choices for people.”
Slack has more leverage to raise prices. 💰📌 Posted on July 26, 2018