Nov
06
2017
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Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform

 When Salesforce bought Quip, a document-based, mobile-first collaboration tool for $750 million last September, it may have seemed like an odd purchase, but Salesforce and Quip have been hard at work enhancing the product. Today at the Dreamforce customer conference in San Francisco, the company announced significant updates to the product designed to make it more of a central way to… Read More

Oct
07
2016
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Salesforce took a horizontal turn when it bought Quip

Quip Chief Executive Officer Bret Taylor And Greylock Partners Partner John Lilly Interview When Salesforce purchased Quip last summer for $750 million, it seemed at face value to be an unusual acquisition for the cloud CRM company — Salesforce tends to concentrate on more vertical targets.
In fact, at a press conference this week at Dreamforce, Salesforce president, vice chairman and COO Keith Block — yes, he has all those titles — said when asked about the… Read More

Sep
01
2016
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Salesforce paid $110M for BeyondCore, made $4B+ in acquisitions in 6 months

clouds Salesforce may have missed out on buying LinkedIn, but it has had a whopper of an acquisitions spree so far this year anyway. The enterprise cloud and CRM services company put down over $4 billion to buy eight startups in areas like workplace productivity, machine learning and e-commerce solutions, according to the company’s 10-Q filed with the SEC today. The majority of that $4… Read More

Aug
31
2016
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Salesforce shares face plant despite beating analyst expectations

salesforce Salesforce earnings came out today! They’re not great, either, and it looks like a weak outlook for the company’s third quarter is doing some damage to its shares, which were down as much as 8 percent. For a company that literally defined the phrase “software as a service” — basically, running your business online — and one that’s had a decent year… Read More

Aug
28
2016
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What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

Statistics and Analysis A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race. Read More

Aug
03
2016
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Dropbox launches an iPhone and Android version of its document-editing app Paper

Dropbox Paper Beta It’s an interesting time for Dropbox’s document-building tool, Paper. Quip, in a similar vein to Paper, was bought for a whopping $750 million by Salesforce earlier this week. This deal surprised a ton of people, but made a lot of sense given that Salesforce has seemingly been dipping its toes into collaboration software. So Quip is a great, and natural, fit for Salesforce and… Read More

Aug
01
2016
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Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $750M

quip-screen Salesforce is continuing its buying spree to expand the kinds of cloud-based apps and services that it offers to its customers beyond basic CRM. The company has just announced that it is acquiring Quip, the cloud-based word processing app that was co-founded by Bret Taylor, formerly CTO of Facebook. We understand from two sources very close to the deal that the total price is $750 million. Read More

May
10
2016
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Slack debuts ‘Sign in with Slack,’ the work chat platform’s answer to Facebook Login

Sign In With Slack Slack is pushing to become the identity layer for all enterprise apps. The workplace chat app has already captured the eyes, minds (and wallets) of the tech world with its deceptively simple, zippy platform for people to communicate and collaborate with each other on projects. One of its chief hooks is the ease with which you can integrate lots of different apps so that you can communicate… Read More

Oct
15
2015
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Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

Quip-Desktop-App Some big news today for Quip, the mobile-first word processing and collaboration app that competes with the likes of Google Docs. The eponymous startup behind the service has raised $30 million in funding — a Series B round led by Greylock with participation from Benchmark. Along with the funding, Quip is announcing some key people joining its team. Patrick Moran — who had been… Read More

Apr
21
2015
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Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack

Quip-Chat-Rooms Products like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer and Asana have been slowly picking apart the world of enterprise communication, giving workers new, easier to use, and frankly more fun platforms to speak to each other and work on documents together. Now another startup wants to get in on the action. Quip — the mobile-first “word processor” app co-founded by ex-Facebook CTO Bret… Read More

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