2009: Products I Can't Live Without

<img alt="" />At the beginning of each year I traditionally publish a list of my favorite startups and products. This is the fourth year I've done this - previous lists: <a href="http://www.beta.techc

Your Gmail Account is Now An OpenID

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/openid-logo.png" /> You may not know it, but you probably have an <a href="http://openid.net/">OpenID</a>. If you have a <a href="htt

Zoho Launches Its Application Marketplace

<a href="http://creator.zoho.com/marketplace/"><img alt="" /></a><a href="http://www.zoho.com">Zoho</a> continues to carve a niche for itself among the giants in the software-as-a-service market. The

Zoho Releases Zoho Docs For Central Location File Browsing

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/zohodocs.png" alt="Zoho Docs Logo" class="shot" /> <a href="http://zoho.com">Zoho</a> on Thursday announced the availability of <a hre

Zoho Brings It All Together With Zoho Share

Zoho is pulling together its three main Webtop productivity products (Zoho Write, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show) into a central destination: Zoho Share. Just as Microsoft bundles its corresponding desktop pro

Zoho No Longer Requires Accounts. Sign In With Your Yahoo Or Google ID

Office productivity suite Zoho removed the need to create an account to use their services today – you can now log in to any of their products using a Google or Yahoo account. Sign in is complet

Zoho Adds Macros and Pivot Tables to Online Spreadsheets

Zoho keeps pushing the limits of what online productivity apps can do, It was the first to use Google Gears to create an offline version of Zoho Writer last year, for instance. And now it is adding ma

Zoho Launches In China With Baihui

This is an obvious move for Zoho, which has created a suite of online office applications: Chinese versions of their products. The Office piracy rate in China is 90+% according to Microsoft, and that

Grou.ps: All Your Collaboration Tools In One Place

There’s seemingly no end to the number of collaboration tools out there: blogs, wikis, forums, bookmarking, photos, chat. Chances are you already use one or more of them already to keep in touch

Google Docs Inches Offline

Google’s Web-based word processor, Google Docs, can now be used offline to view and edit documents in your browser. That means you no longer need to be connected to the Internet to write a lette

The Zoho Business Machine Rolls Forward: Invoices Next

Zoho continues to launch a new product every month or two. Next up is a way for businesses to send electronic invoices. It joins a suite of sixteen other business-focused applications, including a ful

Bungee Labs Takes $8 Million Series C

Bungee Labs has raised $8 million Series C in a round that included Wasatch Venture Fund and existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Venrock Associates. Orem, Utah based Bungee Labs offer

Zoho People Launches for Free. Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?

If you’ve heard of Zoho, you probably think of Zoho Office, its suite of Web-based productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation). But Zoho Office is primarily as a marketing

Google Gears Goes Mobile

Google is bringing offline apps to mobile phones – and this has nothing to do with Android. Google Gears, which allows developers to create apps that run on Firefox and Internet Explorer when of

Zoho Writer Gets An Update—More Than One Million Documents Served

Web-based word processors keep closing the gap with Microsoft Office. Since its launch, Zoho now has 650,000 users, a 30 percent increase from just last November, the company tells us. It is doing 2 m

Bungee Connect Launches Ambitious New Online Development Product

Yeah, we’ve seen a ton of online application builders before – DabbleDB, Zoho Creator, LongJump, Coghead and WyaWorks, among others. And Salesforce weighed in with their own Force.com in l

Salesforce.com To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition

CRM and SaaS provider Salesforce.com have announced that there Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture (our review here) is to now offer Development-as-a-Service (DaaS), a new pricing structure and a d

2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

This will be the third annual post on “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without.” The first post, for 2006, is here. The 2007 post, written a year ago, is here. This is a list of th

Majority Of Americans On Google Docs: "What You Talkin Bout Willis?"

A new survey by NPD has found that the 73% of Americans have never heard of Google Docs and other online office applications, but perhaps worst still only 0.5% of respondents have abandoned desktop of

Zoho Show 2.0, Cleaner Look, New Features

Over the past two years Zoho has launched 12 applications along with 4 utilities, nearly all with APIs. The team has shown a strong commitment to steadily improving their products, making them a compe
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