Communications of the ACM: A New Era for Signatures

An e-signature is simply the electronic equivalent of your original handwritten signature—a way to show that you have approved the contents of a document. “Some people think it’s a digitized signature, but that’s actually kind of dangerous,” explains Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer of DocuSign, a market leader. The most obvious danger: once a signature is stored as a JPEG image, it becomes easy for the wrong person to copy and paste it into a different document.

Digitized signatures pose other problems, too, as Gonser demonstrates with a prank he sometimes pulls: email him a non-disclosure agreement as a PDF file, and he’ll make harmless edits to the document and insert a signature that may or may not look like his real John Hancock. Since most people don’t bother to look over e-mailed agreements for stealthy changes, nor do they typically have the signer’s real signature for comparison, they open themselves to the risk of fraud. That’s why, even more than a decade after the E-Sign Act of 2000laid the legal groundwork for electronic signatures, high-stakes contracts by and large have continued to be signed on paper with an original, “wet” signature.

A New Era for Signatures | News | Communications of the ACM.

Tapscape – Finally! An App to Make the Relationship with Your Valentine Stronger

There are plenty of apps out there that help you plan your Valentine’s Day, but what about an app that makes your relationship better?

There’s an app out there that can help couples, “remember the past, communicate the present and organize their future together.” It’s called Twyxt — a private, intimate and useful app for capturing and celebrating a couples’ shared life. It helps them collect their shared memories, have fun and get things done.

Finally! An App to Make the Relationship with Your Valentine Stronger.

Latina -The 10 Best Apps To Keep You On Track In 2013

Life getting in the way of your love life? Busy schedules cutting into communication? Download Twyxt, which helps couples to “remember the past, communicate the present and organize their future together.” With private messaging, moodsharing (so he doesn’t have to read your mind) and a couples calendar that synchs your dates and anniversaries, you’ll fall in love this little helper.

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Tech Cocktail – 14 Startup & Technology Trends To Look For in 2013

14) PROLIFERATION OF LIFEHACKING

Lifehacks will go mainstream. We will see many apps that help people accomplish their goals in both their private and business lives. In particular, there will be breakthrough solutions to make it easy to organize your life in a intuitive and comfortable way.

– Roman Weishäupl, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Life Of Two

14 Startup & Technology Trends To Look For in 2013.