Atlassian bought Butler, a task automation solution for Trello. The plan is to integrate this into the core Trello product, helping to eliminate the mindless busy work of project management.
HipChat and Stride were already victims to the Atlassian chopping block. Now the company has announced the sale of their Jitsi videoconferencing tool to 8×8. The result is a leaner and more focused company.
Atlassian is shuttering HipChat and Stride, leaving Slack and Microsoft Teams the major competitors in the ChatOps market. Nathaniel Avery makes the argument that this consolidation may actually make for better products down the road.