2,358 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
uTest, the world's largest marketplace for software testing services, announced today two new features: it is expanding to offer security and localization testing services and also it has partnered with Veracode, provider of the world's only cloud-based application risk management platform.
According to the company the expansion of security and localization testing services will create the first end-to-end suite of testing services for web, desktop or mobile applications. uTest's services -- which previously included functional, usability and load testing -- now offer a single source for companies' testing needs across the entire software development lifecycle.
"After completing thousands of testing projects for our customers, uTest has evolved into a 'one stop shop' for real-world testing across the entire software development lifecycle," said uTest CEO, Doron Reuveni. "With our diverse community of testers, performance engineers, security auditors and usability experts, uTest is uniquely equipped to help our customers create apps their users love -- from the start of the product lifecycle up through their launch date."
uTest will have an end-to-end suite of testing services for web, desktop or mobile apps, adding to its existing services like functional, usability and load testing. uTest CEO, Doron Reuveni says...
In this talk, Brendan Scott discusses about issues to be considered when including open source components as part of a product or service offering. In particular, he suggests ways in which open...
The Ziptask team spent this past winter engineering a major pivot, from essentially competing with the likes of Amazon Mechanical Turk and Taskrabbit, to positioning itself as a virtual competitor to full-fledged project management solutions.
With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.
Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”
In these turbulent economic times, companies ought to capitalize on every good idea generated inside — or, increasingly often, outside — their office walls. With its cloud-based innovation software, Brightidea strives to make that happen. Brightidea’s flexibility distinguishes its offerings from other innovation tools and platforms: it works for private and public crowds alike. As a result, a wide range of companies, charities and government entities use the software provider’s wares to facilitate their innovation processes. We spoke with Janelle Noble, Brightidea’s marketing director, to learn more about the past, present and future of Brightidea's take on cloud-based innovation.
The company’s growth has exponentially increased the amount of ‘big data’ handled by its Tendril Connect™ cloud platform. Tendril Connect is now processing nearly five terabytes of data each...
Consensus Point provides enterprise prediction market software, revolutionizing the research industry. The Consensus Point prediction market platform, Huunu, makes innovation more efficient by...
About 10 years ago, no one believed that going online to find a husband or wife would be something normal, acceptable (not to mention profitable!!). Fast forward 10 years later and online date is no longer a fad but very much a normal thing, almost like ordering a skinny, flat white latte!!
Could Peer to Peer lending and Crowdfunding follow the same route in the next few years? i.e. move from a revolution to being mainstream methods of raising capital for new businesses? While both crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are ways to secure capital online, the two are different from one another and the aspects of each option should be considered carefully.
Recent cases of Initial Public Offering’s (IPO’s) of Micro Financial Institutions (MFI’s) have rewarded investors at the expense of borrowers. Post IPO, interest rates have been driven to exorbitant levels thereby compromising the mission of MFI’s to engage in financial lending to smaller borrowers that have a stated social aim of helping to alleviate poverty being compromised. Is the concept of an IPO for an MFI irreparably damaging to the interests of borrowers and does crowdfunding offer an alternative approach that could allow MFIs to get larger and at the same time protect their clients from high interest rates exposure?
A UN initiative to boost emergency response by crowdsourced mapping and space technology
How to ensure that space-based information for crowdsource mapping benefits the emergency response community and disaster risk reduction?
This is the key question that specialists around the world will attempt to answer during the Expert Meeting being held in Geneva, this November, which is being held to coincide with the International Conference on Crisis Mapping.
The Expert Meeting is a fundamental part of the programme that is being organized by the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (SPÍDER). The SPIDER program was established by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate of ensuring that all countries, international and regional organizations, have access to space-based information, and to ensure they develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full, disaster management cycle. This includes the need to ensure that space-based information supports the crowdsource mapping efforts for the benefit of the disaster community.
The meeting will focus on exploring the different ways that the space technology community can collect, organize and provide greater access to its information and how it can better coordinate the communities through which it crowdsources information.
A look at several industries and jobs being developed as part of the trickle-down effect of crowdfunding, according to David Marlett, Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association,...
Consider this post your gateway to several hours worth of valuable information on the emergence of high-quality, managed crowdsourcing to serve enterprises of all sizes, with Lionbridge, Crowdsourcing.org, massolution, and SIG as your hosts.
Last year it became clear that Crowdfunding is becoming big business. With the rise of Crowdfunding platforms all over the world, it seems valuable to take a closer look at the future of the industry and the way Crowdfunding can contribute to a healthy entrepreneurial climate. In my opinion it all comes down to what all these platforms actually deliver to project owners or nascent entrepreneurs.
Last week’s blogpost “Equity or Debt?” the Next step in Crowdfunding highlighted the three fundamental forms of crowdfunding platforms:
In the first part of this article I described which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In part two, I now explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.
There are a number of key issues to consider when conducting a crowdsourcing project that have the potential to materially impact the outcome. The potential drawbacks of crowdsourcing often stem from the fact that in crowdsourcing initiatives, online volunteers instead of companies own staff members are executing the work. The use of ‘outside’ workers can present some challenges which I'm going to explore accross the following areas to highlight the potential drawbacks of working with crowds.
It has been argued that funding was particularly difficult to obtain for small businesses in respect of their size and lack of available historical data creating information asymmetry for potential investors. Hence, traditional financing methods like bank loans, business angels or VCs are out of reach for these small companies. Moreover, bootstrapping does not allow businesses to grow fast due to its focus on cash generation, often at the expense of maximizing value creation. As a result, crowdfunding can become a viable fundraising method obtainable for small entrepreneurial companies or project-based initiatives.