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Wave was a promising idea, but it looks like Slack[1] has become the de facto platform for team communication.

[1]: https://slack.com

Never head of Slack. Their site doesn't even describe what it is.

Slack is a collaborative tool for document sharing and communication.

You can learn more about what Slack is here: https://slack.com/is

IRC on the web with tons of work-relevant integrations. And an easy API, emojis, searchable history, etc. It's great.

It's a HipChat clone.

Except it's 10x better than hipchat in almost every way. Price, funcationality, interop, apis, permissions, etc...

What's HipChat?

Honestly, it kinda scares me how many companies are willing to transmit and store proprietary corporate data over random cloud services these days.

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