• Central Desktop Takes $7 Million

    Central Desktop has taken a first round of $7 million from OpenView Venture Partners. Central Desktop offers a web-based SaaS collaboration platform that allows business teams of all sizes to work virtually and seamlessly online. Central Desktop is pitched as providing “the richest set-of-tools available for business users with ease-of-use at a price-point, leveling the playing field… Read More

  • It Took 16 Months, But Google Relaunches Jotspot

    Google acquired hosted wiki service Jotspot in October 2006. The service immediately stopped taking new users, although existing users were supported. Now, nearly sixteen months later, Jotspot has been relaunched under the Google Apps team, as Google Sites. Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis. All of the structured data… Read More

  • Google Wiki Prepares To Launch

    Google may finally be preparing to re-launch wiki service Jotspot, nearly a year after it acquired the company. Jotspot has not allowed new customer registrations since the acquisition was announced, although existing customers retained access to their accounts. Google Operating System noted that the Jotspot discussion board and help desk have moved over to Google. More telling, Google… Read More

  • Will JotSpot Relaunch Next Week?

    Google sent an email to JotSpot customers notifying them of an upgrade being rolled out over the next week. JotSpot has been closed to new customers since they were acquired by Google in late October 2006, and there has been no word of when JotSpot might be relaunched. While the email (copied below) doesn’t say that JotSpot will be relaunching to new customers, it doesn’t make… Read More

  • WikiMatrix Allows Side-By-Side Wiki Comparison

    Like it or not, wikis are a dime a dozen these days. So when (and if) it comes time to choose one, WikiMatrix is a good place to start. It’s a site that allows you to compare any and all wikis on the market in a side-by-side grid. WikiMatrix has over 100 wikis to compare. The wiki designers maintain the information on their listing because, as WikiMatrix founder Andreas Gohr puts it… Read More

  • Anti-Jotspot/Google Post Deleted Under Pressure

    Update (Dec. 1): “Kevin” is Kevin Hague, the co-founder of Knowesys. CEO Kathleen Romano ends the conspiracy theories in a comment here. Update (Nov 30): JotSpot Founder Joe Kraus reponds in the comments. Sometimes it isn’t until a blog post gets deleted for one reason or another that it grabs people’s attention. That happened today when a relatively new blogger… Read More

  • Google Acquires Wiki Collaboration Company Jotspot

    Google’s office strategy just got a whole lot richer with the announced acquisition of the wiki based company Jotspot. A business oriented service that plugs a long list of different applications like calendars and photo sharing into a wiki framework, we called Jotspot “the best business-facing hosted wiki available” when we reviewed its newest iteration this summer. We… Read More

  • Jotspot 2.0 Launches

    Palo Alto based Jot is in the process of rolling out Jotspot 2.0, a significant upgrade to their hosted wiki solution. We met with CEO Joe Kraus last week to demo the new product (and to discuss the Yahoo acquisition rumors from May, which were flatly denied). Jotspot 2.0 takes the existing, mostly unstructured Jotspot wiki application and adds Office like functionality. The result is a wiki… Read More

  • Rumor: Yahoo Acquired Jotspot

    From recent buzz and confirmation from two trusted sources, it sounds like Yahoo closed its rumored acquisition of Joe Kraus’ Jotspot, and will be entering the wiki market. No official announcement of this, or any indication of price (buy Yahoo is famously stingy). I’m putting this rumor at 85% likely, partially because Yahoo has a pre-existing business relationship with PBWiki… Read More

  • JotSpot Tracker Furthers Office Online Experiment

    Jotspot continues to roll out interesting, easy to use wiki products. I wrote about JotSpot Live back in September. This week they released JotSpot Tracker, a spreadsheet wiki that allows users to both import and export excel spreadsheets. As more office applications move online, JotSpot Tracker joins NumSum and the open-source TrimSpreadsheet in the spreadsheet space. While Jotspot Tracker… Read More

  • JotSpot Live – The Perfect Wiki?

    Company: JotSpot Live
    Launched: September 27, 2005
    Blog: JotSpot Live blog
    Location: Palo Alto, CA JotSpot Live, a JotSpot company, launched today. They’ve created an awesome wiki tool that solves at least two common wiki problems – the specialized markup language and multiple simultaneous users. I love wikis. We have one. They are perfect for group collaboration. But wiki code… Read More