The chat platform has more than 10 million daily active users.
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Abrar Al-Heeti is a video host and producer for CNET, with an interest in internet trends, entertainment, pop culture and digital accessibility. Before joining the video team, she was a writer for CNET's culture team. She graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Though Illinois is home, she now loves San Francisco -- steep inclines and all.
ExpertiseAbrar has spent her career at CNET breaking down the latest trends on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram, while also reporting on diversity and inclusion initiatives in Hollywood and Silicon Valley.Credentials
Named a Tech Media Trailblazer by the Consumer Technology Association in 2019, a winner of SPJ NorCal's Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2022 and has twice been a finalist in the LA Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.
Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, a messaging platform that confidentially filed plans to go public on Monday.
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Slack filed confidential plans to go public with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the messaging platform said Monday, as it indicated it would try to list its shares shortly after the review process is completed.
If all goes as planned, 2019 will be a year of tech IPOs. Silicon Valley companies including Airbnb, Pinterest and Palantir are expected to issue initial public offerings, along with ride-hailing rivals Uber and Lyft.
Slack declined to comment beyond its statement.
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