E1145: Emergency Pod! Salesforce is reportedly acquiring Slack: winners, losers, ramifications & more!

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Referenced in this episode:

Salesforce Is in Advanced Talks to Buy Slack Technologies | WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/salesforce-has-held-talks-to-buy-slack-technologies-11606326392?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1

Salesforce deal to buy Slack expected to be announced Tuesday after market close | CNBC
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/30/salesforce-deal-to-buy-slack-expected-to-be-announced-tomorrow.html

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Show notes:
0:00 Jason intros today’s topic: Salesforce is reportedly buying Slack
0:33 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
2:11 Was this good or bad for Slack’s shareholders? Why would Salesforce make this acquisition?
7:06 Jason’s thesis for acquiring Slack, looking at this deal in the context of other similar tech acquisitions
10:44 Where Slack has room for growth, winners & losers, was this a disappointing outcome for Slack?

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