Salesforce to buy Slack in $27.7 bn software megadeal

San Francisco (AFP) – Salesforce on Tuesday announced a $27.7 billion deal to buy online collaboration firm Slack, giving the business software giant a broader array of tools as the pandemic fuels a remote work trend.San Francisco-based Salesforce will mesh Slack messaging technology with its platform for managing marketing and sales teams.”Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world,” Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff said in a release.The deal gives Salesforce the popular w…

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