Around the Web with PBworks

Here’s a quick roundup of what the Web has to say about the the new company name and the Legal Edition:

Mashable: “PBwiki Rebrands as PBworks to Target Business Customers
“PBwiki, the popular wiki service targeted towards groups and educational institutions, is making some major changes designed to make it a more appealing product to corporate customers. First, they released PBwiki 2.0 a year ago, which gave it a more professional interface. But now they’ve taken their focus on business to another level by changing their name: PBwiki is now PBworks.”

Future Changes: “PBwiki Becomes PBworks; Launches Edition For Law Firms
“PBwiki, the popular, hosted wiki service is changing its name today to PBworks. The company wrote about the forthcoming change last week, and officially unveiled the PBworks name today.  Chris Yeh, PBworks’ Vice President of Enterprise Marketing, explained the rationale behind the changes in a phone call yesterday. He says the company wanted a name that reflects both the idea that its main product is heavily used at work, and that it contains more than just a wiki. The latter fits with the trend toward Wiki++: software suites with wiki at the core that Bernard Lunn of ReadWriteWeb discussed in December 2008.”

Silicon Valley Business Journal: “PBwiki becomes PBworks
“PBwiki Inc., a provider of hosted collaboration for business and education, said Tuesday it changed its name to PBworks.  The San Mateo-based company said its product line will also be rebranded from PBwiki to PBworks to reflect “how the company has expanded its collaboration solution beyond traditional wiki functionality.”

Knowledge Management Is Communications: “Congratulations PBworks!
“It’s the PERFECT knowledge management tool! Take a bite out of your workload with the new PBworks!”

ComPart Learning Blog: “From PBwiki to PBworks…for us it works!
“In the official blog of PBworks, David Weekly explains that the product his team offers has evolved well beyond the definition of a ‘wiki’. It rather is “an increasingly full-featured hosted collaboration environment, used by tens of thousands of companies around the world to get their work done.”

American Bar Association: “PBwiki Launches Legal Edition (And Changes Its Name)
“PBwiki, provider of the popular collaboration tool of the same name, announced that it was rebranding itself PBworks this morning. The name change is meant to reflect the company’s expanding focus on collaboration technology beyond simple wikis.  Coinciding with the name change was an announcement of more interest to lawyers and legal professionals: the launch of PBworks Legal Edition, a variation of their collaboration tool tailored specifically for the legal profession. The Legal Edition includes features for organizing legal research and managing cases, and also allows firms to set up client extranets, firm intranets, and even electronic deal rooms.”

Strategic Legal Technology: “Launch of PBworks Legal Market Wiki Raises Interesting Application Questions
“PBworks (formerly PBWiki) launched today (28 April 2009) a legal market version of their signature collaborative Wiki. I had a pre-launch demo and it looks very good. The company already has many AmLaw 100 firm users. A private group of large law firm KM professionals in which I am involved happily and successfully used PBWiki to organize a recent meeting.  For any law firm interested in wikis and collaboration, this product is worth considering.”

Webbyist: “PBworks Introduces Legal Edition
“PBworks, formerly known as PBwiki, announced the launch of PBworks Legal Edition, the hosted collaboration suite that responds to the unique business needs of law firms and corporate counsel.”

Technola: “PBwiki Launches Legal Edition
“Today ABA Site-tation reported that the popular wiki solution, PBwiki (now PBworks), has launched a Legal Edition. Specific features for the legal profession include the ability to organize legal research, manage cases, and set up client extranets, deal rooms, and law firm intranets.”

If you blogged about the change, feel free to add your own link in the comments to this post!

Published by Chris Yeh

Chris has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He has been a founder, founding employee, or seed investor in almost a dozen startups, including PBworks, and advises a wide array of startups ranging from network equipment makers to vertical search engines. He liked his investment in PBworks so much, he decided to join the company. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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