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Web Startup Puts a Digital Spin on Collecting Autographs Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs.

By Matt Villano

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Editor's Note: Egraphs has gone out of business since this article's publication in the May 2013 issue.

What It Is
Seattle-based Egraphs puts a digital spin on the traditional autograph, blending an electronic version of an athlete's signature with sound files that capture the star delivering personal greetings or advice. Here's how it works: A fan submits a request for an e-graph from, say, Stephen Curry of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Egraphs forwards the request to Curry, who uses a proprietary iPad application to sign a digital image file of himself on his iPad and record an audio message. Egraphs authenticates the document, and within about two weeks the fan receives a link to view and download Curry's message.

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