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EchoSign launched the first Web 2.0 service that completely automates the process of signing, tracking and archiving agreements. EchoSign dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of managing signed documents and contracts for small, medium and large businesses. There is no software to install, no training required, and there are no new systems to learn.  With EchoSign, users have instant access from anywhere to all of their agreements as well as their status -- which documents are still out for signature; which ones have been signed; and which ones haven’t. EchoSign both automatically tracks down written fax signatures, and also has an optional e-signature feature that makes it even easier to sign documents from any location. And EchoSign archives all of its users’ documents in the standard PDF format, with the signature included. “Every busines... (more)

IBM Executive Declares Web 2.0 Technology to Drive New Business Applications

In a keynote speech to leading technology executives, Rod Smith, IBM's Vice President of emerging Internet technologies, declared that the technologies underpinning blogs, wikis and innovative sites like Google Maps and Wikipedia on the Web will transform the way productivity applications are developed - in some cases in as little as five minutes - using the ever-expanding palette of Web 2.0 components available for free on the Internet. According to Smith, the rapid adoption of Web 2.0 technologies is encouraging clients to experiment by marrying the growing combinations of online... (more)

AJAX-Based "openkapow" Mashup Community Announced

Kapow Technologies (www.kapowtech.com), a provider of mashup solutions for the enterprise, unveiled openkapow, a software service and developer community designed to accelerate mashup adoption and industry best practices in mashup design. Watch Kapow live interviw on SYS-CON.TV Mashups represent a promising new development approach to building composite applications and enabling easier integration of existing applications, utilizing a host of Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX, Ruby, RSS, ATOM, REST, and SOAP-based web services.  openkapow  is based on the Kapow Mashup Se... (more)

Alfresco Announces First Open Source Social Computing Platform for the Enterprise

Alfresco Software, Inc. announced an open source Social Computing Platform for the enterprise. The release integrates Alfresco’s popular ECM software with leading Web 2.0 tools and services such as Facebook, iGoogle, Adobe Flex, MediaWiki, TypePad and WordPress.  This expanded version of the Alfresco ECM platform delivers people-centric tools to let users develop next-generation rich Internet applications (RIAs), mashup and present internal and external content, and bring social networking capabilities into the workplace, while retaining choice over the selection of best o... (more)

GigaTribe Launches Web 2.0 File Sharing Service in the U.S.

GigaTribe has launched GigaTribe in the U.S. market. A free software community, GigaTribe lets you share entire file folders of photos, videos, music, and other files with your "tribe" of friends, family, and coworkers in a private, encrypted peer to peer environment. Sharing large files or sensitive documents with friends, clients, and coworkers shouldn't be as hard or as expensive as it is with other services, which can charge up to thousands of dollars a year. GigaTribe is entirely free, with the option of a GigaTribe "Ultimate" upgrade with more advanced features (such as fa... (more)