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  1. Boring Startup Aims to Become Essential

    Stewart Butterfield is the most successful failed video game creator ever. His first dud game spawned Flickr, which he later sold for more than $22 million. Now, he’s bombed again and ended up with Slack, a collaboration app on steroids, streamlining a suite of online apps while providing chat and management functions. All the cool companies now use Slack, and Butterfield apparently has Microsoft-level ambitions, which isn’t entirely unreasonable considering that Slack has grown by 5 or 6 percent a week since its February debut.

    Sources: OZYWired

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