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TechnologyThe Verge

Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage

Slack went down on the first full work day of 2021. The company said Monday morning “Customers may have trouble loading channels or connecting to Slack at this time. Our team is investigating and we will follow up with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for any disruption caused.”
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Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage

Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year’s holiday. It’s the latest tech glitch to show how disruptive technical difficulties can be when millions of people are...
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It’s not just you, Slack is struggling this morning

Precisely when the downtime began is not clear, though problems amongst the TechCrunch staff began a little after 10 o’clock in the morning. Slack itself posted at 10:14 a.m. Eastern Time that there was a problem:. Downtime issues are not new for the workplace chat application that went public in...
InternetWashington Post

Slack goes down on first workday of 2021

On the first day of the first workweek of 2021, Slack is having a meltdown. The popular workplace chat app confirmed Monday that customers were experiencing trouble connecting to or using the platform, but did not share details about the scope or markets affected. But according to the website Downdetector, which displays outage reports in many metropolitan hubs, the disruption affected users throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Japan and beyond.
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Slack welcomes workers back with a service outage

Washington (CNN Business) — New year, same telecommuting headaches. Slack (WORK), a popular workplace communication platform, confirmed a service interruption for some users on Monday morning as many workers returned from the holiday break. "Customers may experience issues connecting to Slack to loading channels at this time," the company said....
InternetThe Guardian

Slack messaging service suffers global outage

Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, has suffered a global outage on Monday. The service disruption occurred on the first day back to work for many people returning from the New Year’s holiday, underscoring just how intensely millions have come to rely on such online services to work and go to school from home during the global coronavirus pandemic.
InternetPopular Mechanics

Here's What to Do When Slack Is Down

As of press time, Slack is down, and remote workers around the world are predictably peeved. Slack hasn't offered up any reasoning for the outage yet. With Slack down, there are plenty of alternatives to communicate with your coworkers, including Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, and regular email. In case you...
BusinessFast Company

The dark reality behind Slack’s billion-dollar sale to Salesforce

Last week, and with much fanfare, Slack announced that it would sell itself to tech behemoth Salesforce for a whopping $27.7 billion. By many measurements, this should be an incredible achievement and success story. In reality, it represents a decisive about-face for Slack, which had previously made clear that, despite new competition from Microsoft’s largely copycat product Teams, it wanted to remain independent.
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Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage

Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year’s holiday. It’s the latest tech glitch to show how disruptive technical difficulties can be when millions of people are...
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Slack outage was either stressful or delightfully freeing

For a few hours Monday, Slack, the popular messaging platform used by millions of people worldwide, was down, leading to a Twitter hashtag (#slackdown) and memes galore. For some, the Slack outage seemed debilitating. For others, it was like a snow day for school kids — a nice little break.
SoftwareThe New Yorker

Slack Is the Right Tool for the Wrong Way to Work

In 2016, I interviewed an entrepreneur named Sean who had co-founded a small technology startup based in London. As with many organizations at that time, Sean and his team relied on e-mail as their primary collaboration tool. “We used to have our Gmail constantly opened,” he said. Then they heard about a slick new instant-messenger service named Slack that promised to streamline office communication: “There was this hype, so we decided to try it.” Once the team switched to the tool, the rate of back-and-forth messaging intensified, eventually reaching a stressful peak when a demanding client insisted on the ability to directly communicate with Sean’s employees using Slack. The team soon burned out, and two engineers quit. In desperation, Sean moved the company off Slack. When I spoke with him, some time had passed since this incident, but the memory of the service’s omnipresent notification ping remained strong. “I hear that sound, it gives me the shivers,” he said.
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Slack starts the year with a global outage

Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year’s holiday. It’s the latest tech glitch to show how disruptive technical difficulties can be when millions of people are...
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Slack Crashes As Users Return To Work From Holiday Break

Slack Technologies Inc (NYSE: WORK) platform is experiencing functionality issues on Monday morning. The cloud-based workplace messaging app has acknowledged the issues and said users customers may have trouble loading messages or connecting to Slack. The service crashed for many around 10 a.m. ET. Monday marks the return to work...
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