You know a piece of technology has really made it when it creates a booming cottage industry that is designed to support it. The latest company to achieve that seems to be messaging app Slack, which has seemingly attracted curious entrepreneurs willing to build upon its ecosystem of workplace communication, GIFs and emojis. Enter Howdy, a new “workplace assistant” that just closed a seed round with participation from Bloomberg Beta, True Ventures, Betaworks, and Outlier, among others. In its launch-day blog post, XOXOCO co-founder Ben Brown says the company is bullish on the development of bots within the Slack ecosystem: With…

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