BARCELONA – Atlassian’s co-CEO this week apologized to HipChat and Stride users facing disruption as a result of a decision to discontinue the team chat apps.

The Australian software vendor sold the intellectual property for the chat assets to Slack in late July for an undisclosed fee; in return, Atlassian – which also owns a range of business collaboration tools including Jira, Confluence and Trello – will make a small equity investment in Slack.

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