Shares of Slack jumped almost 30% on Wednesday after The Wall Street Journal reported that Salesforce is in talks to acquire the business messaging company. The companies could reach an agreement on a deal within days, the Journal reported. A transaction would value Slack at more than its $17 billion market capitalization prior to the report. Salesforce’s shares dropped 3% on Wednesday morning...
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Are Reporters Too Negative? Well, It Depends
These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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