• Some One Call A Lawyer: Live Documents Clones Microsoft Office

    Live Documents, the startup founded by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia that said it was going to war with Microsoft with its online Office suite wasn’t kidding, with screenshots showing that the service is a nearly perfect clone of Microsoft Office. Digital Inspiration was the first to find screenshots of the yet to be released Microsoft Office killer, and if it wasn’t for the… Read More

  • While Live Documents Yaps, Zoho Delivers

    While some startups issue boastful press releases promising the world, India and Silicon Valley based Zoho is actually doing the software thing. This morning they launched full offline access for Zoho writer, based on the Google Gears open source platform. In August the company launched partial offline functionality that let users read documents. Documents can now be edited offline as well… Read More

  • Live Documents To Break Microsoft…We'll See

    New product press releases unencumbered by the complexities of releasing actual software set off alarm bells. And when those press releases are so boastful as to suggest that the (unlaunched) product can hurt a competitor’s $20 billion revenue stream, the alarm bells get much louder. So with alarm bells screaming, Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia announces he’s going to war… Read More

  • Live Documents is Powerful Stuff

    A new service called Live Documents allows Windows PC users with Office already installed on their computer to synchronize documents across multiple users over the Internet. The service works currently with Word and Excel documents (other office applications are coming soon, they say) via a toolbar. While in beta, the service is free. The creator of a document sets permissions of other users… Read More