Near-Time today announced the official beta launch of its namesake hosted collaboration service. With Near-Time, users can quickly launch workspaces that tap into the power of Weblogs, Wikis and group scheduling, giving groups an easy and secure way to share ideas, information and files over the Web. Users of Near-Time can create a collaborative community within seconds. Members of a workspace can privately collaborate and make some or all of their content publicly available. Approachability is ensured with an intuitive interface and a standards-based architecture.