Box.net Revamps Doc Sharing System

1/21/11

Palo Alto, CA, startup Box.net, which we profiled in September, yesterday unveiled an extensive set of changes to its Web-based document sharing system for businesses. The new features—described in a blog post by director of product management David Lee—include a simplified user interface, real-time updates when colleagues modify documents, and an “app marketplace” collecting third-party software that interoperates with Box.net. The startup also says it revamped behind-the-scenes code to make it easier to roll out new improvements in the future. “With the new version of Box, we’ve removed all the clutter in both the implementation and design to give users an incredibly streamlined, intuitive experience,” engineering manager Kimber Lockhart said in a statement. “In doing so we’ve laid the groundwork to bring new innovations to market faster than ever before.”

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