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Groupon Replaces CEO Eric Lefkofsky with COO Rich Williams (Recode)
Groupon’s board of directors has voted to replace co-founder Eric Lefkofsky as CEO with Rich Williams, the company’s COO. Lefkofsky will return to his previous role as chairman of the board, with current chair Ted Leonsis sliding into an independent director position. Williams, who was Groupon’s CMO for his first three-plus years at the company, plans to increase marketing spend to attract new users.

Slack’s Newest Feature Lets You Call a Lyft (Fast Company)
Slack has announced slash commands, simple, one-line queries that let users run a search or make a request from a third-party service without leaving the Slack interface. These commands have long been available, but today their installation gets much easier. If, for example, you are planning a lunch outing, you can use Foursquare to find a spot. Need to haul everyone


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