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    Hey everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹ What do you think is the best part of working remotely?

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      Thanks for sharing! Have upvoted on Product Hunt :)

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        Thanks a lot!

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        Previously SalesForce bought another piece of "friendly" enterprise software, namely Quip. It's a pretty good tool, and it had quite a buzz about it when SalesForce bought it. But it's since stagnated and Notion has come rushing past it to be the darling of "Google docs killers".

        I'm just hoping that post acquisition Slack is run as an independent subsidiary else I fear the same thing will happen. Depsite the fact that it annoys me at times, Slack is still one of my favorite SaaS tools I use everyday. It showed us that SaaS tools don't need to be boring enterprise things. They can appeal to our fun side as well and still help us get things done.

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          Well said, I agree with your points on why Slack should be an independent entity. According to the deal, Slack will become an operating unit of Salesforce and be led by CEO Stewart Butterfield.

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          Salesforce may find it difficult to compete with Microsoft Teams but for sure the acquisition will boost Slack profitability.

          90% of enterprise/corporate organization already use 1 or 2 Microsoft product so is a big edge Microsoft has in the market. Organizations find it easier to migrate to Teams more than any other product.

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            Good point, Emeka. Salesforce also is also known for its strong enterprise partnerships as almost 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Salesforce. If Salesforce is able to convert them to paid subscribers, it would surely drive profitability for Slack.

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            Sure, Calix. Completed the form.

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              Congrats @iprithvitharun and @uddeshyasharma-714! ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

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                Amazing stuff!! Congrats :)

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                Thanks for sharing this, Justin. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

                Like every other innovation, Remote work also has its own both benefits and drawbacks. But at this moment it surely isnโ€™t hurting the federal govt. to impose a 5% tax on people working from home. ย It is not an undesirable activity to be curtailed by prohibitive taxation.

                Researcher Luke Templeman said that remote workers are contributing less to the infrastructure of the economy whilst still receiving its benefits.

                Although, I completely understand the argument that the report has put forward i.e addressing the imbalance between the remote workers and people who canโ€™t work from home.ย 

                I feel people who aren't able to work from home would be better off with essential reforms such as increasing minimum wage, providing equal pay, fostering an inclusive work environment, and providing employee health benefits rather than by giving grants.ย 

                Also, with Deutsche Bank holding a large number of vacant office buildings, it is now apparent why Templeman is suddenly concerned about getting people back to offices.

                A better logical method would be a tax that could be levied by the cities and states losing workers to telework. Instead, he suggests a federal tax designed to strip away the financial benefit of remote work, confiscating employeesโ€™ savings by staying at home.

                Powerful institutions are going to come up with various methods to get people back to the offices and this seems to be one of them.

                And finally, imposing a penalty for being able to work remotely is just unacceptable. ๐Ÿ˜ค

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                  Welcome fellow Remote Clanners!

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                    Welcome, Tyrone ๐Ÿ‘‹

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                      Very interesting, Shahul. Totally true that things are advancing quickly in the crypto space. Recently, just saw that Coinbase launched a cryptocurrency debit card in the US.ย 

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                        That's great! Another win for the crypto community ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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                        So many developments in the past few weeks - after what can be considered a bear market year (2019), 2020 has proven to be quite bullish for the crypto space!

                        There's clearly more work to be done before adoption can be considered mainstream, but I think moves by big corporates and institutions into crypto assets demonstrates there's more to the tech and assets than just darknet transactions and digital ponzi schemes. A lot of fintech today is great design and UX but in the end it's still built on top of legacy systems from the mid 20th century (something like 50% of banks today still use cobol, created in the 1960s ๐Ÿคฏ), which creates a lot of limitations for consumers, particularly when we live in a more interconnected, digital world. And what moves like this indicate is that more people, companies and institutions are ready to shift to a more digital system(s).

                        Can this future of money be more fair, inclusive, affordable, etc.? This is a big question mark, particularly when the larger players who enter are governments, banks, large corporates. But for the time being, really looking forward to more developments and progress ๐Ÿš€

                        It clearly evident that digital currencies will be the future of transactions and payments. With the mainstream adoption of digital currencies, I believe it will not only be used for holding assets, but also as a form of payment for, say, groceries, or probably your next movie tickets.

                        ^ And by the way, @shaul - for these points, you can already do them online via Quidli ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                          Great points, Justin. I was also surprised to hear that a billion-dollar Bitcoin transfer last week just had about $1.31 in fees- explains why Paypal and other banks are very much interested in this space. ๐Ÿ˜… And yes, Quidli is already future-ready ๐Ÿ’ช

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                            Yea, one of the most infamous ones I'm aware of is the Litecoin (LTC) transfer from a couple of years back - $99m in less than 3 minutes with just $0.40 in transfer fees ๐Ÿคฏ

                            Certainly not every intermediary, middleman and or fee should be immediately considered bad or unnecessary. But there's definitely a lot of fat and bloat that can be trimmed for the way money is transacted with and transferred today.

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                          Congrats ya'll! We're crushing it!

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                            Yess! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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                            Great tool, @bradmiller-606. Upvoted on BetaList! ๐Ÿ”ผ

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                              Thanks @shahul - I appreciate the support!

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                              Team at Zapier, probably when they see Zoom's new app play:

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                                Haha, Zapier is not going to be too happy about this ๐Ÿง

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                                  Also this -ย 

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                                    Haha I was thinking the same...
                                    Zoom Apps = Zaps... As if Zapier didn't exist :D

                                    I guess the mainstream user won't see it.

                                    But for me, Zaps = Zapier.

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                                      A 100%. I assumed that Zoom found that market enticing and decided to enter it. Then read the description and facepalm ๐Ÿ˜…

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                                  Welcome @napoleonarouldas-615 @mirandazolot-616 @ankitjain-620 @jarrod-621 @rileytomasek-622 @nikwakelin-623 @masaotoni-626 @christopherchae-628 @siddhantpuri-630 ๐Ÿ‘‹

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                                    Another impressive set of new members! Welcome to Remote Clan ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 

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                                    Interesting tool, Maths. Just submitted the survey and also installed the chrome plugin.ย  I'll share my thoughts in the coming weeks. Cheers :)

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                                      Thanks for the positive feedback Shahul! Looking forward to be hearing from you. Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.


                                      New builds are coming on a weekly basis :)ย 

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                                        Sure. That's great news!

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                                      So do you use your Slack in Dark Mode too? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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                                        Haha you are right, I use nearly every product including Slack, Twitter, and even Notion in dark mode. ๐Ÿ˜… This could be an interesting topic for discussion.ย 

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                                          This could be an interesting topic for discussion.

                                          If I'm using an app and it has a dark mode, I'm definitely toggling it ๐ŸŒš

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                                          I also use Slack in Dark mode, and I love it :-)

                                          We should also make RemoteMore in dark mode :D

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                                          Many companies like Samsung, Amazon have tried to break the Google app store monopoly but they haven't been able to capture a significant market share. There is one major dilemma in building such platforms:
                                          - users need a large variety of new apps and,
                                          - developers need a huge number of users to distribute their app ๐Ÿ”

                                          Paytm already has a collection of 300+ mini-apps and around 350 million users on its platform. With the right strategy and execution, I think it can well replace the play store.ย 

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                                            agree...

                                            this reminds me of news emerging earlier this year about chinese tech giants coming together to allow developers outside china to upload their apps to all of the respective app stores in china. The news reported tech companies in china creating a platform to attract developers from countries like India, Indonesia, Russia, Malaysia in an attempt to challenge the dominance of goolge play store outside china.ย 

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                                              That's interesting. Wonder how that turns out, especially as Chinese tech companies are facing flak from all across the world ๐Ÿ˜…

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                                              Congrats everyone ๐Ÿ‘ Great job!

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                                                #hustlehustlehustle

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                                                Hey Pouya,
                                                Congrats on launching an affiliate program for QPage! Referrals are surely one of the fastest ways to gain customers. The story of Morning Brew's growth is one of my personal favorites.

                                                Morning Brew, currently a wildly popular newsletter, had just 100,000 subscribers in 2017, but now boasts around 2M subscribers and their secret sauce is using a highly effective referral program. It still continues to be their #1 source for acquiring customers. They implemented tiered rewards instead of a monetary amount and I think that helped build their brand value as they scaled.

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                                                  Can't disagree. They nailed it