– More expensive Slack from September. Collaboration software company Slack – now part of Salesforce – has announced that it will increase the price of its Pro plan for the first time, for all countries where it is present, while making changes important to its Free plan. Starting September 1, Pro monthly subscriptions will increase by 9%, from $8 to $8.75 (€8.25) per user per month, and Pro annual subscriptions will increase by 8%, from 6.67 at $7.25 (€6.75) per user per month. Customers who want to stay at the current annual Pro price of $6.67 per month for an additional year can do so by choosing or renewing an existing annual plan before the start of the school year. Regarding Slack’s free offer, its users, currently limited to 10,000 messages and 5 GB of file storage, will now have full access to their message history and file storage for the last 90 days.
– Twitter demands $1 billion from Elon Musk. Things are getting worse between the social network Twitter and billionaire Elon Musk who finally canceled his takeover offer at 44 billion dollars. This Monday, Twitter accused the businessman of wanting to slow down the lawsuit she is bringing him for non-compliance with his commitment. The company said if Elon Musk is ordered to complete the deal, it could still take months of additional litigation to complete the debt financing, which expires next April. For this reason, Twitter therefore asked the judge to reject Musk’s proposal to hold the trial in February. The trial is therefore expected in October and Twitter has notably asked a Delaware judge to order it to carry out the takeover at the agreed price of 54.20 dollars per share.
– Apple will refund $50M to its customers for a dark case of faulty keyboards. On Monday, the Cupertino firm agreed to a $50 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the company’s “butterfly keyboard.” Payments could range from $50 to $395 for people who replaced one or more keyboards. The laptops concerned are the Macbook, Macbook Air and Macbook Pro sold between 2015 and 2019. Note, however, that Apple did not acknowledge its fault or guilt in the settlement. The keyboards in question are prone to failure and could be damaged by a speck of dust, causing the keyboard to repeat letters unexpectedly or not register key presses at all. The deal still needs to be approved by a judge.