It was an insane week last week, having launched two major products and a brand new website. (Needless to say, the team's in a bit of a hangover period right now.)


But amidst all the chaos, we picked up a new customer for Clearspace that we're very excited about. One Economy (description below) is an extremely cool non-profit organization that is seeking to bridge the digital divide. They have people working on some very successful projects all over the country, like the Bee Hive, a rich online resource for subjects like School, Jobs, Family, Housing, and Immigration, which can actually be localized as well. I've actually done some work with them here in the Northwest and have always been impressed with their people and the scope of their vision.


How are they using Clearspace?


Given all their various projects and the nationwide distribution of their employees, Clearspace was a perfect option for them to get their employees to collaborate in a shared space. They looked at MS Sharepoint as well, but it turned out to be too complicated for their needs and too difficult to set up and administer.


We're excited to have them on board.


One Economy is a multi-national nonprofit organization that brings broadband to the homes of low-income people and provides a multilingual web portal called The Beehive ( Our mission is to maximize the potential of technology to help low- income people improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream. The Beehive provides people with information and services ranging from education and health to employment. To date more than 9 million people have used the Beehive, 20% of whom accessed the content in Spanish, and over 200,000 low-income people have broadband at home through the work of One Economy. We have youth and on-the-ground programs in a dozen cities in the United States, as well as South Africa and the Middle East. One Economy is doing more to bring broadband and educational online content to low- income people in the United States than any other nonprofit organization.