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January 11, 2019 10:50 AM Slack planning to pursue direct listing: WSJ

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc is planning to go public through a direct listing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Slack, which operates a popular workplace instant-messaging and collaboration app, is likely to debut in the second quarter and currently expects to do so via a direct listing, according 197

December 7, 2018 10:07 PM Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc, a provider of chat and direct messaging services for businesses, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year as an underwriter, people familiar with the matter said. The San Francisco-based company is among a string of Silicon Valley unicorns expected 170

November 15, 2018 3:36 PM WhatsApp’s geeky ‘new update’ will change the dating game forever

File photo: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas White) WhatsApp could be launching a new update that is set to make awkward number-swapping with your crush a thing of the past. Clever software is reportedly being developed that will allow users to instantly share their contact details — without 129

November 5, 2018 2:04 PM SWIFT says suspending some Iranian banks' access to messaging system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said on Monday it is suspending some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest of the stability and integrity of the global financial system. In a brief statement, SWIFT made no mention of U.S. sanctions coming back into effect on some Iranian financial 84

November 3, 2018 5:25 PM 'Game of Thrones' stars and HBO slam Trump for tweet promoting Iran sanctions

Trump administration says new sanctions targeting Iran's economy are the toughest ever against the regime; Rich Edson reports from the State Department. President Donald Trump has landed himself in hot water with "Game of Thrones" cast after sharing a "GOT" inspired meme advocating for Iran sanctions. On Friday afternoon, the president shared a photo 131

November 2, 2018 6:21 PM 'Ew': Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and More Slam Trump for Game of Thrones-Inspired Tweet

After Donald Trump referenced one of Game of Thrones‘ most popular catchphrases — winter is coming — in a tweet revealing U.S. sanctions against Iran, stars of the HBO show are speaking out against the president on Twitter. Maisie Williams, 21, who plays Arya Stark on the hit show, tweeted, “Not today.” And Sophie Turner, 22, who plays her sister Sansa 134

October 29, 2018 3:12 PM Trump and Pelosi Dominate Ads Aimed at Rallying and Repelling Voters

The bitter Supreme Court fight and probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election are barely a blip in political messaging Topics that have consumed Washington—the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the probe into Russian interference in the last presidential election—are barely a blip in political advertising this year. President 66

October 28, 2018 8:52 PM Trump's new tax cut plan probably waits for 2019: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives’ leading lawmaker on taxes suggested on Sunday that a new tax cut plan touted by President Donald Trump was unlikely to see action in Congress before 2019, and then only if Republicans keep their majority in Nov. 6 elections. “Really common sense tells you that this (Trump’s new tax cut plan) is something 161

October 26, 2018 8:08 PM Blockchain startup hires away Google's messaging tech leader

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs Inc confirmed to Reuters on Friday that it hired Amir Sarhangi, who had been leading Google’s rollout of a new wireless messaging system, as vice president of products. San Francisco-based Ripple, which is among the most well known startups trying to capitalize on the technology that underpins 111

October 25, 2018 10:51 PM Brazil's Haddad makes final push to win over Lula's backers

Employees of the Regional Electoral Tribunal carry boxes containing electronic voting machines that will be used in the second round of the Brazilian elections, at an electoral control center, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Brazilians return to the polls on Oct. 28 for the second round of voting. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Brazil's 83