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Clinton helps DocuSign celebrate ESIGN anniversary

Former president discusses power of tech in developing nations

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Electronic signature services provider DocuSign Inc. celebrated the 10th anniversary of federal legislation to encourage paperless transactions with an event that included a videoconference with former President Bill Clinton, who signed the ESIGN Act on June 30, 2000.DocuSign President and CEO Steve King said the company is hoping lawmakers will pass a resolution designating June 30 as "National ESIGN Day." DocuSign also used the occasion to announce the latest version of its eSignature platform, which includes beefed-up mobile capabilities, and partnership agreements with Box.net and Salesforce.com.Gary Thomas, the National Association of Realtors' 2011 first vice president-elect, said that for Realtors, e-signatures eliminate the need to fax documents and keep voluminous records, speeding up closings and making it possible to conduct business from anywhere using "Realtor-branded" signatures. In November, NAR's venture capital fund, Second Cen...