uTest, a leader in crowdsourced software testing, announced the release of version 4.0 of the uTest platform today. This latest version brings with it three major features that both clients and testers have been asking for: tiered bug support, test case support, and bug fix verification. uTest expects these new features will increase the focus and value of the testing services it provides.
Bombay Sapphire, a brand of gin distributed by Bacardi and launched in 1987, decided to use Facebook fans to crowdsource its recent Imagination Campaign. Their objective was to achieve a creative advantage in their marketing by using their fans’ artwork in a 3D projection show held on June 8th at London’s Battersea Power Station. Doritos and Samsung have likewise used 3D to draw customers, but Bombay Sapphire was the first to crowdsource campaign inspiration.
One of the leading creative crowdsourcing platforms in Europe, 12Designer, recently announced that it would allow NGOs to receive free designs for their non-profit projects.
Several top co-creation companies have convened for the Conference on Social Product Development and Co-creation at the Local Motors microfactory in Phoenix, AZ to discuss different aspects of crowdsourcing, co-creation, and open innovation.
The Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) has just announced the first VentureEngine competition, a contest for enterprise software and technology startups to be held in San Francisco between the 13th and 15th of September. The competition will give seven finalists the opportunity to be present at the Enterprise Tomorrow Conference where they will compete for a cash prize.
Poptent, a popular crowdsourced video production company, today announced the opening of an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to keep up with growing international demand for its services while simultaneously surpassing $2 million in cash payouts for completed video assignments.
The Crowdsortium Meetup, hosted by Appswell and uTest, is kicking off a newly formed, local chapter of the Crowdsortium, a group of crowdsourcing practitioners that have self-organized to advance the crowdsourcing movement through best practices, education, data collection and public dialog. The first event is scheduled to take place on June 21st from 6:30-8:30pm at the Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA.
Buick and NCAA continued its partnership in making a positive difference to communities worldwide through Lacrosse the Nations, a non-profit organization empowering children in need through education, health and hope . The foundation was founded in part by Greg Bice, 2004 Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Year University of Ohio.
The social business software developer Jive has just announced The Jive Social Network, a program that creates a network of partners designed to make companies grow socially.
A survey, conducted by 12designer in its own community, has shown that for most of its users working in projects with a strong personal interest and practicing design skills in a professional environment are considered as important as the financial reward factor.