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  • Basecamp Becomes Latest Victim Of DDoS Attackers Attempting To Extort Money From Tech Companies

    Basecamp Becomes Latest Victim Of DDoS Attackers Attempting To Extort Money From Tech Companies

    Basecamp, makers of the popular online project management software of the same name (which as of this February became the company’s main focus) was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) this morning, rendering its services temporarily unavailable. The company disclosed this news in a blog post, explaining that the “criminals” behind the DDoS had also… Read More

  • Tom’s Planner Acquires Gantt Chart Service Competitor Gantto

    Tom’s Planner Acquires Gantt Chart Service Competitor Gantto

    Tom’s Planner, a web-based project management service, has acquired a competitor in providing Gantt charts to track projects: Y-Combinator-backed Gantto. The company plans to merge Gantto’s users and features into one platform under the existing brand. Gantto launched its product in 2010, less than one year after Tom’s Planner, and allowed subscribers to create their… Read More

  • After 8 Years On The Web, Project Management Platform Basecamp Finally Launches An “Official” iOS App

    After 8 Years On The Web, Project Management Platform Basecamp Finally Launches An “Official” iOS App

    Basecamp, the project management platform developed by 37 Signals that launched in 2004, is still alive and kicking, which is something of a feat considering how many companies have come and gone in this space over the years. Plus, more recently, a slew of promising new players have entered the market, including Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein’s Asana, Joel Spolsky’s… Read More

  • RubyOnRails XSS Vulnerability Claims Twitter, Basecamp And My Confidence

    RubyOnRails XSS Vulnerability Claims Twitter, Basecamp And My Confidence

    It was only three days ago that I wrote about the almost hopeless challenge of web security, specifically around new vectors with cross-site scripting attacks. Today came news that an XSS vulnerability had been found in the RubyOnRails development framework – and that applications built on the framework, such as Twitter and Basecamp, were vulnerable to XSS attacks. The vulnerability… Read More

  • Clarizen: Project Management for Non-Project Managers (Free 1 yr. Subscriptions!)

    Clarizen: Project Management for Non-Project Managers (Free 1 yr. Subscriptions!)

    Many professionals I know are not project managers by profession and yet most at some point or another have had the dubious pleasure of battling it out with a project management (PM) application—MS Project typically the nightmare of choice. It begins with lofty ideals of planning and running an organized project (for once). Yet what usually happens is that they end-up managing the… Read More

  • Wiggio Comes Out Of Beta With A Yammer For College Students

    Wiggio Comes Out Of Beta With A Yammer For College Students

    College students now have their own Yammer. Last week, Wiggio came out of beta with a new look and a slew of group messaging and group management features. For each private group that you create, Wiggio provides a Twitter-like message stream from all the group members. But it also includes a slew of other features such as a shared calendar, mass text and voice messaging, file-sharing… Read More

  • Organize Your Company With WizeHive (Beta Invites)

    Organize Your Company With WizeHive (Beta Invites)

    Yammer definitely started something. The enterprise Twitter service has more competition today from Wizehive, a Web-based group messaging and task management service for businesses. WizeHive just launched in beta. We have 500 invites (just enter “TC2009″ when you sign up). Although it is similar in many respects to Yammer, Present.ly (our review), Basecamp, Central Desktop, and… Read More

  • GoPlan Takes on 37Signals

    GoPlan Takes on 37Signals

    Web design and programming firm WeBreakStuff just released a new project planning suite, GoPlan, similar to Basecamp and ActiveCollab. You use this stuff when you want to get a team organized around accomplishing project milestones – a lightweight Microsoft Project with collaboration built right in. The products have a lot of similarities. They’re all web based applications for… Read More

  • New Stuff at Basecamp

    37 Signals’ announced a couple of new features yesterday and today for their popular (100,000 users claimed on home page) and useful Basecamp project management product. First, Basecamp now hosts files directly on their servers without the need to set up your own FTP server. Files as large as 20 mb can be uploaded. Second, Basecamp has created a basic affiliate program. If an… Read More