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Twitter acquires Quill; will shut down service four days later

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    Shahriar
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    That's a terrible way to give notice to your customers. Four days notice, are you kidding me?

    That's a terrible way to give notice to your customers. Four days notice, are you kidding me?

    7 votes
    1. hamstergeddon
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      Just seems so glaringly stupid and predictable. They're going to respond to this (super predictable) reaction to the short notice by extending it a few months and give some PR "we're sorry we let...

      Just seems so glaringly stupid and predictable. They're going to respond to this (super predictable) reaction to the short notice by extending it a few months and give some PR "we're sorry we let you down" reply and the world will move on with a few more people pissed off at twitter. All for absolutely nothing.

      4 votes
  2. skybrian
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    quill.chat was apparently a team-based chat service that launched last year. I wonder if anyone tried it?

    quill.chat was apparently a team-based chat service that launched last year. I wonder if anyone tried it?

    4 votes
  3. [2]
    Bullmaestro
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    Why would Twitter do this. Feels nonsensical to acquire a company just to shut them down, especially when they're not even working in your field. Last time I checked Twitter wasn't a competitor...

    Why would Twitter do this. Feels nonsensical to acquire a company just to shut them down, especially when they're not even working in your field.

    Last time I checked Twitter wasn't a competitor and didn't have a competitor to Microsoft Teams or Slack prior to Quill?

    1 vote
    1. stu2b50
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      It was an acquihire. Main point is to hire a bunch of skilled employees in one fell swoop rather than their the company’s IP. Software engineer job market is extremely hot right now (and very dev...

      It was an acquihire. Main point is to hire a bunch of skilled employees in one fell swoop rather than their the company’s IP.

      Software engineer job market is extremely hot right now (and very dev favored), and recruiting is both laborious and extra expensive since technical interviews cost Eng hours - and it’s very possible you have more cash than hours of an engineers time right now.

      Presumably Twitter has some projects in the pipeline they want to accelerate.

      7 votes