The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform is a program developed to help companies use crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to further their goals by connecting companies and the public’s ideas to help bring about the changes that people want to see. Developed by Ideavibes, the company is now offering their program as a “freemium,” allowing companies 45 days to use the program for free and see the benefits that can be reaped.
Enviu is a Dutch crowdfunding company whose aim is based on the principle “economy of the crowd.” It presumes that few individuals have all the components to make a successful enterprise on their own, but by linking great minds together, many businesses can be created. Established in February 2004, the investment platform is already successfully linking start-ups with the investing crowd.
The influence of Yelp.com, the popular crowd-sourcing website, has been felt by over 3,500 Seattle based restaurants, a recent report has revealed. The report, which covers the period from 2003 through to October 2009, accumulated data from the Seattle Department of Revenue. This in turn revealed a clear indication that with every one star increase on Yelp’s five star rating system, each food establishment experienced a 5-9% increase in revenue.
Ortsbo is an instant translation tool for desktop computers and IM, and it’s now available for the iPhone. You can use it with platforms such as MSN and Facebook for real time translation as you speak or type. CEO David Lucatch disclosed at the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit held last September that Ortsbo is working on a translating voice messages to text.
SocialAttire.com is a new interactive website that not only offers fledgling designers a chance to get their designs seen by the e-community at large, but also to receive the chance to have these designs produced and sold. The social community-based site combines crowdsourcing and e-commerce to offer something unique to those trying to make a breakthrough into the world of fashion.
Crowdsourcing professionals now have their another section in cyberspace to talk about their industry and build new business opportunities together. On October 6, the Co-Creation Forum launched their own social network to offer executives more opportunities to engage in dialogue with each other. Professionals can use the moderated private network to build regional chapters and networking groups, post news and messages, and send instant messages to other members, among other things.
Jade Magnet, an Indian crowdsourcing platform for creative services, has just announced the launching of the Independent Account Management Program, which is a program designed to help entrepreneurial people create their own business as account managers for design and advertising projects in their local markets.
GoodWorldCreations, LLC has just launched HelpersUnite.com, a new crowdfunding platform in which entrepreneurs and artists donate a percentage of the funds they raise in the platform to a charity of their choice. Those that don’t have a favorite charity can search a database available in the website and choose one.
Lingotek’s new VP of Marketing and Product Development, Calvin Scharffs, will speak at JiveWorld11 about the critical need for translation in global business. Lingotek will be offering technology demonstrations of its extraordinary translation platform that enables companies to easily access translations, facilitating expansion and growth into new markets. Lingotek’s platform uses technology and community participation to produce large volumes of translated material in a short period of time that is considerably more cost-effective than traditional methods. On October 6th Scharffs will also participate in a breakaway session called “Jive Apps: The New Way to Communicate” that enables employees to interface in new and diverse ways.