Image: Just don't call it 'Excel online'

Like many Web 2.0 companies, is building Web-based collaborative applications that offer an alternative to those in Microsoft Office. The company's online project management service uses a hosted spreadsheet, shown here, and e-mail.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...