Slack unveils its biggest redesign yet — The Verge

Slack is unveiling a big redesign to its communications app, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link:

Slack appoints former Flex CEO Mike McNamara to its board

Slack Technologies has appointed Mike McNamara to the company’s board. Most recently, Mr. McNamara served as the chief executice of Flex. 

Slack is now worth more than $20 billion — CNN

Slack is worth more than $20 billion, writes Seth Fiegerman. Here is the link:

Slack says it’s going to replace email and is as necessary as electricity in its pitch to investors — CNBC

In its presentation to investors, Slack said it's in a strong position to replace email and integrate with other software applications, writes Michael Sheetz. Here...

SoftBank, the most powerful — and controversial — tech investor in Silicon Valley, explained — Recode

Why Uber’s biggest shareholder, SoftBank, is so important to understanding Silicon Valley today, writes Theodore Schleifer. Here is the link: