Feeds

Atlassian buys its way into HipChat

Aussie software coolster swoops on Frisco kid

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

Atlassian, is adding a real time component to its collaboration software suite with the acquisition of San Francisco-based HipChat.

The Australian software trailblazer would not disclose terms of the deal but HipChat’s three co-founders Pete Curley, Garret Heaton and Chris Rivers will be joining Atlassian to continue to grow and develop the HipChat product and business.

HipChat has around 1,200 customers including Groupon, HubSpot and WIRED. The two year old company has enjoyed explosive growth with its group chat platform which helps teams, or entire companies, to collaborate in real time.

HipChat founder and CEO Pete Curley assured users that pricing, service and products would remain the same.

“A huge reason we decided to join up with Atlassian is that they’re just as pumped as us to see HipChat turn into the instant messaging powerhouse we all dream of (the swanky new San Francisco office with free beer on tap doesn’t hurt). With their help and infrastructure, we can get some help with servers and providing great support to customers while we keep building kickass features,” Curley said on the company blog.

Atlassian was drawn to the product as they used it internally and it fulfils a gap in their product portfolio as none of its tools have a real-time component.

“Connecting and sharing ideas in real-time helps teams move faster, and HipChat does this better than any other product I’ve used. Its use absolutely exploded at Atlassian, demonstrating the viral adoption potential of a modern communication system for teams,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO and co-founder of Atlassian.

Atlassian, has been making discrete acquisitions on an annual basis buy may be gaining pace. Last October it acquired SourceTree, a Mac client for Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems and Subversion source control and a year before that acquired Bitbucket.org, the premier provider of hosted code collaboration services for the Mercurial distributed version control system (DVCS). ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.