Docstoc goes live, takes temperature of business world

Document sharing site Docstoc goes live... no invitation code needed anymore.

It's fun while it lasts.

The document sharing site Docstoc (think YouTube for contracts) is now in public beta. We've covered it before, as well as Scribd and other competitors.

I like the service's free business documents and rating system, but the most entertaining features are the leaderboards of most popular documents. Right now, the top downloads page includes business plan frameworks, a list of venture capitalists, and a nondisclosure agreement template. I'm going to watch for the top documents to change to include things like bankruptcy forms and checklists for ejecting board members. That will be our indication that the startup bubble is bursting (again). Please head for the exits in a calm and orderly manner.

About the author

Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.


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