Huddle builds LinkedIn collaboration platform

Huddle.net, a developer of collaboration software, has created an application for the LinkedIn social networking site.

Huddle.net, a developer of collaboration software, has created an application for the LinkedIn social networking site. The Huddle Workspaces product offers private online workspaces for secure team collaboration, document sharing and discussions within the LinkedIn network. The company said users receive 1Gb of free storage and can collaborate with unlimited connections.

Andy McLoughlin, co-founder and product director of Huddle.net, said the product could be used to brainstorm ideas and quickly exchange useful pieces of information while banishing confusing "reply-all" e-mail threads.

It includes document management tools that allow users to share files and create and edit documents online in .doc and .xls format. Huddel said users can post comments on files, request approvals and send notifications. Documents can be locked and checked out of the system for offline editing.

Huddle is one of a number of applications launched as part of the LinkedIn Intelligent Applications (InApps) platform, which has been designed to help companies develop professional applications for LinkedIn's 30 million members. The platform also includes applications from Amazon, Box.net, Google, Six Apart, SlideShare, Tripit and WordPress.

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