Slack buys Hipchat with plans to shut it down and migrate users to its chat service – The Verge

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Slack made a surprise announcement today that it’s acquired Hipchat, once a primary competitor to its workplace chat service, from enterprise software giant Atlassian. As part of the partnership between Slack and Atlassian, Hipchat will be shutting …
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