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Email Is The 'Cockroach Of The Internet' Says Slack Cofounder

Update Date: Nov 05, 2015 11:02 AM EST

Stewart Butterfly, who has co-founded the workplace chat room app, Slack, has called the email the "cockroach of the Internet", when he was asked whether the email would stay on in the digital workplace or not, according to Business Insider.

"Email will be the cockroach of the Internet," said Stewart Butterfield Tuesday. "I think we've got another 30 or 40 years of email left."

However, Slack is an exciting app that wards off the number of emails you get and streamlines internal communication with colleagues.

"Email has many benefits, it's the lowest common denominator for official communications," said Butterfield. "But it's a terrible way to manage internal communications."

Launched in 2013, Slack has more than a million active users everyday, helping the company to touch a height of $2.8 billion. At present, it is the competitor of collaborative business software such as Convo, Glip, Fleep and Cisco Spark.

With a growth plan for the coming years, the company has plans to add new features and focus on new developments, according to the Australian.

"If someone offered us a hundred billion dollars tomorrow, we'd probably take it," said Butterfield. "On the other hand, we're growing really fast, I love the people I work with, our customers are super-happy. We work hard but we've also had unbelievably lucky timing - there are so many trends that we've caught at the top of the wave. We'll never have a chance like this again."

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