Slack announces Connect, an improved way for companies to talk to one another

Virtual events are the new norm for product rollouts in 2020, with Slack taking to the internet earlier today to talk about a new part of its service called Slack Connect.
On the heels of Apple’s lengthy and pretty good virtual WWDC that took place earlier this week, Slack’s event, part experiment and part press conference, was called to detail the firm’s new Slack Connect capability, which will allow companies to better link together and communicate inside of their Slack instance than what was possible with its shared channels feature. The product was described inside of a business-to-business context, including examples about companies needing to chat with agencies and other external vendors.
In its most basic form, Slack is well-known for internal chat functionality, helping teams talk amongst themselves. Slack Connect appears to be a progression past that idea, pushing internal communications tooling to allow companies to plug their private comms into the private


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Use a Raspberry Pi to Keep Track of Who’s Home or in the Office

Work in an office or have a house where you can’t see everyone? Over at Initial State, they’ve used a Raspberry Pi Zero to track when someone is connected to the local Wi-Fi network so it’s easy to see who’s around and who isn’t.Read more…


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Set Your Freelance Rate to Twice the Hourly Rate for an Employee

When you first start out working for yourself, it’s tricky figuring out how much to charge. Usually it involves a bunch of math and knowledge of your industry and market . Seth Godin offers a simple suggestion: Charge at least double the hourly rate you’d be happy with as a full-time employee.

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