Google Acquihires Work Chat Startup Pie To Build Engineering Team In Southeast Asia

O Google está planejando um concorrente para o #Slack / HipChat?

Google today announced that it is building its first engineering team devoted to Southeast Asia, and the search giant has gobbled up Pie, a Slack-like team communications app based in Singapore, to kick start things.

Pie, which raised $1.2 million in funding last year led by Gree Ventures, is the first acquisition Google has made in Southeast Asia. The startup offers an enterprise chat app that helps teams communicate without email. Its nine-person team will transition to Google in full and the Pie chat service will be shuttered... [leia mais]