TechCrunch: Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users

TechCrunch: Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users . “As Slack reportedly readies itself for an entry to the public markets, the high-flying startup is ready to brag a little bit about what it has accomplished in the past year. In a blog post, the company shared that it now has 10 million daily active users on the platform, up from 8 million DAUs in May. It’s not just tech companies in Silicon Valley using the service either, the company broke down the number a bit, clarifying that more than half of the DAUs are from outside the United States.”

More than a magic electoral map: How Politico plans its (open source) Slack chats during the midterms (Nieman Lab)

Nieman Lab: More than a magic electoral map: How Politico plans its (open source) Slack chats during the midterms. “FiveThirtyEight fans can read its Slack-like conversations, adding statistical context to current events since 2015 (which political party would be more likely to survive the apocalypse, for example). The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others have been orchestrating similar chats since then, too. But if you’re a local political diehard just trying to follow along with the experts on an election night — and you don’t want John King’s Magic Wall on CNN or local TV reporters reporting from hyped watch parties — Politico’s Slack chat set up could be just the ticket.”