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Owler.com: A New Crowdsourced Company Profiles Venture

After a 16 months metamorphosis Owler.com was launched from the remnants of InfoArmy.  Serial entrepreneur Jim Fowler appeared to have learned his lessons from the shortcomings of InfoArmy and launched Owler.com and the Owler mobile business app (iOS) to provide a source for business news and information. Based in San Mateo, CA- and Coimbatore, TN, India, Owler provides for free ... Read More »

InfoArmy Announces that its Crowdsourced Business Model Is not Working

InfoArmy, a new startup built on the concept of crowdsourced competitive intelligence has issued a statement conceding that the ‘the current business model has several large and unfixable problems’ and thus is unsustainable. Based on comments from users the product quality is poor and therefore the company has not been able to produce and substantial revenue.  BIIA believes the main ... Read More »

Crowdsourcing: Twitter Adds a New Human Twist to Information Gathering

When significant events happen people instantly flock to Twitter, and in particular searched on Twitter to discover what was happening.   Without a very specific context it is often impossible to know what news clips mean. Twitter built a real-time human computation engine to help it identify search queries as soon as they’re trending, send these queries to real humans to be judged, ... Read More »

InfoArmy Wants YOU!

InfoArmy, a competitive intelligence provider is recruiting freelance researchers to build world-class Competitive Intelligence Reports with an elite community of global researchers. According to InfoArmy a group of researchers have already earned $94,921…and counting.  How does it work? Researchers are asked to choose a company that are of interest to them, then follow a guided process A more experienced Senior Researcher reviews ... Read More »

InfoArmy Raises $17.3 Million for Expansion

US-based crowdsourced competitive intelligence provider InfoArmy has raised $17.3m in Series B funding, which it will use to expand its global community of researchers.  Its latest investment, which has been led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Trinity Ventures, brings InfoArmy’s total funding to $19.3m: CEO Jim Fowler invested $2m in Series A funding last year.  As a result ... Read More »

InfoArmy wants You! Crowdsourced Competitive Intelligence

By harnessing the power of crowd sourcing, startup business information provider InfoArmy wants to bring competitive intelligence about companies to iPad users.  Jim Fowler, previously of Jigsaw startup fame, aims to solve the problem of securing competitive business information with InfoArmy. Fowler is using a crowdsourcing model similar to the one he developed and used with Jigsaw, which let users ... Read More »