Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Slack Unveils New Integrations with Microsoft Office 365
Company Announcement
Slack/Office 365 Integration Page

The workplace collaboration tool announced that it’s enabling its users to connect their Outlook calendar, send Outlook email to Slack, import and search for files from OneDrive, and preview entire PowerPoint and Word files on the platform.

The company stated in a company blog post that the “updates are the first in a series of steps to integrate the work” created in “Office 365 with the collaboration taking place in Slack.”

Microsoft operates a similar work collaboration product, Microsoft Teams, which directly competes with Slack.

Walmart Expands its Investment in “Smart Assistant” Store Robots
News Release

The retail giant announced that after months of pilot testing the company is ready to introduce automation technology to enhance store operations across the United States.

As part of the rollout, the company will introduce 1,500 new autonomous floor cleaners, 300 additional shelf scanners, 1,200 item scan and sorter, and 900 online order pickup towers.

The new technologies look to help enhance its associates workplace experience as jobs in retail continue to change.

Uber Lets Businesses Pick Up the Tab for Rides
Company Announcement
Offering Page

The on-demand transportation company announced that it’s launching Uber Vouchers, a product that enables businesses to cover the cost of rides for their customers.

The move looks to help businesses attract new customers, reward current clients, or enhance customer service.

The company stated that it currently works with “Westfield, TGI Fridays, Live Nation, Sprint, and the Golden State Warriors” to offer the service to their customers.