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Salesforce talks to buy Slack foreshadow showdown with Microsoft – Financial Times

Workplace chat app is discussing takeover by Salesforce as competitor’s Teams service surges in popularity

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In the middle of last year, when Slack went public on Wall Street, cloud software company Salesforce ran a slide rule over the company to see whether it should attempt an acquisition.
Its view at the time, according to a person familiar with its thinking: Slack, the pioneer in a new form of workplace communication and collaboration software, was facing business challenges that made its shares look overpriced. If Salesforce was patient, there was likely to be a better moment to buy.
That time may…

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