200801040_1.gifIn an effort to stay on top of the latest software trends and cool new startups, Intel launched a new site called Cool Software also known as CoolSW. It is an online community of people passionate about software. Here, members can post information about interesting new software companies and, more importantly, it allows the community to evaluate their performance by voting on whether they think a software company is, well, “cool.”

The company that receives the highest number of positive votes is moved to the front page. This allows the start-up firm to gain access to free online advertising through user testimonials to back up their superb performance. While the site may be pretty entertaining to browse through, members can benefit from the submitted information about software applications and developers. Contributors are putting “Collective Intelligence” to work while creating growth opportunities for everyone.

Anyone is welcome to visit, enjoy the postings and conversation. However, if you would like to be part of community to post, vote or comment, you will need to take the free and easy membership plunge. Just key in http://coolsw.intel.com/ and fill out the registration form. Once you have completed and submitted you application form, you are free to log in anytime to join this online community.

To date, the site has generated a total of 920 software submissions with more to come. A total of 515 conversation threads have been initiated. These threads allow software experts to share their thoughts and insights on various technological updates, practices and trends in the software development industry.

Source: Intel CoolSW

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