Look out Slack now Google is after you

…Hangouts is turning into a group chat system that looks a hell of a lot like Slack. Like Microsoft, Google is launching a Slackalike — and like Microsoft, it’s betting that deep integration with the rest of its office suite is going to be catnip for IT managers and cost-conscious CFOs.

I don’t think they have to worry just yet, Hangouts is still a mess, but it certainly adds a little more pressure with now both Microsoft and Google launching competitors in the same space.

Ironic considering Google Wave, which was essentially Slack, pre-dated all of this 7+ years ago.

Source: Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack – The Verge