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Facebook buys Redkix in hopes that Workplace can rival Slack

  • Facebook has just acquired startup Redkix in order to better compete with Slack
  • The social media giant hopes to integrate Redkix into Workplace by Facebook
  • Workplace by Facebook differs from its traditional counterpart in several ways

Social media titan Facebook has recently acquired Redkix, a startup company that seamlessly blends instant messaging, email and calendar services into one app.

The social media company declined to publicly state what it paid for the acquisition.

Facebook reportedly acquired the startup to help to try to expand its communications features for Workplace by Facebook, the social media platform’s enterprise version, in hopes of better competing with the cloud-based communication applications offered by Slack.

DailyMail

I don’t picture Facebook in the commercial space but it looks like they are training to gain some market share there but I think without productivity suites like GSuite or Office365 it won’t work out for them.

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