Amazon rumored paying $9 billion to take over Slack

Tinuku ~ Slack has become a messaging app and discussion space useful in collaboration and coordination work, so it is widely used by corporate customers. A source said the San Francisco-based company had been targeted by a number of giant companies including Amazon who reportedly had the intention to take over Slack.

Tinuku Amazon rumored paying $9 billion to take over Slack

A number of sources claiming to know the issue said Amazon had set aside US$9 billion to buy Slack, but neither company would comment.

If this acquisition happens to be recorded as the largest acquisition by Amazon. The previous record in 2014 they bought Twitch Interactive worth US$970 million to support the entertainment service.

Slack is a platform where employees send messages, collaborate, organize and share files. This technology is also integrated with a variety of business software. The team at NASA used Slack in mission coordination to Mars several years ago. Amazon rumored paying $9 billion to take over Slack

The San Francisco-based company last raised US$201 million in 2016 from a number of venture capital firms and made the company's valuation soar to US$3.8 billion.

Slack was founded in 2013 by Stewart Butterfield who now serves as CEO. The company has 800 employees in seven offices including one recently opened in London.

Slack has 5 million active users per day and 1.5 million of them are paid subscribers to get more features.