SAN FRANCISCO – Slack users will soon be able to communicate with colleagues that use only email with the launch of a new “email bridge” feature for the company’s popular collaboration software.That email bridge is one of a range of updates unveiled Wednesday at the Slack Frontiers user conference here; other announcements include a simple workflow automation tool and the extension of the Shared Channels beta preview to customers of its Enterprise Grid product.The bridge is aimed at workers who are unwilling to make the switch from email to Slack when co-workers have moved to the app.These team members will receive an email notification when they’re mentioned by their username in channels or are sent a direct message. They will not be able to see messages from other users in a channel however; for that they would need to login to Slack. Of course, to use the function, the email user would already have to be at least signed up to Slack.“The email … [Read more...] about Slack embraces email to bridge chat app gap
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Programming note: The third-party software we use to publish The Interface was down on Tuesday, preventing me from putting together the usual newsletter or emailing it to you as normal. But I wrote a column anyway, because I love you. Social networks influence democracy in part because they occupy a large portion of our shared information sphere. Which voices bubble up there — and which are smothered — affect the discussions we have, and the actions that we take as a result. But a tech giant doesn’t need to have a social network to alter our information environment. If Apple is to have its way, all it may need is the iPhone. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Apple, which is preparing to introduce a subscription news service, is asking publishers to give the company 50 percent of any revenues that they generate. Benjamin Mullin, Lukas I. Alpert, and Tripp Mickle report: Apple’s plan to create a subscription service for news is running into … [Read more...] about Apple’s new deal for journalism should send publishers running
Federal government employees are being offered free meals around Houston Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle Published 6:26 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Killen's Barbecue, 3613 E. Broadway (Pearland) Deal: Free barbecue platter: sausage, brisket and sides. Details: Go to the west to-go window and show proof of government employment at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. less Killen's Barbecue, 3613 E. Broadway (Pearland) Deal: Free barbecue platter: sausage, brisket and sides. Details: Go to the west to-go window and show proof of government employment at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. ... more Photo: Kimberly Park / Kimberly Park Photo: Kimberly Park / Kimberly Park Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Killen's Barbecue, 3613 E. Broadway (Pearland) Deal: … [Read more...] about Houston restaurants offering furloughed government employees freebies during shutdown
In a popular LinkedIn post, a Microsoft employee shared the letter that the company addressed to his newborn child. The letter comes with a bunch of goodies for the newborn, packaged up by a nonprofit called AtWork! The letter also highlights what Microsoft can do for new moms and dads, including where to find information about its generous family leave policies. “You represent the most important thing we’ve all been working toward-the future,” reads the letter, in part. You can read the full letter below. Way back in 2015, Microsoft greatly expanded its benefits for new moms and dads, such that employees can get at least 12 weeks of fully-paid leave after the birth of their child. Fast forward to today, and a popular LinkedIn post from David Ertel, a services manager with Microsoft based in Ohio, shows that the $817 billion company isn’t afraid to get a little cute when it lays out what it can do for new … [Read more...] about Read the sweet letter that Microsoft sends to the newborn children of its employees
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Supported by ByMichael Kimmelman Nov. 12, 2018 The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. So with reports of Amazon’s plan to split HQ2, its second headquarters, between Crystal City, a part of Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, and Long Island City, in Queens, what are we to make of tech’s steady migration to marquee cities? Amazon is hardly alone, after all. Google and Facebook already have headquarters here (established, not incidentally, without state subsidies). Google intends to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?