In another bid to leverage the wisdom of crowds — but this time, literally, a pure profit play, a new startup called Collective Intellect claims to be able to sift through thousands of opinions through blogs and forums to give traders the leg up on upcoming financial opinion.
Where’s the secret sauce? Through sophisticated filters it will be able to prioritize, organize and summarize all the content into a easy-to-read package delivered to its paying subscribers. For example [courtesy of Cnet]
Some of the more successful results have been with bits of information from obscure sites on stocks that aren’t always in the limelight. In August, the system picked up information about a contract that Taser, the stun gun company, landed in France. The French contract was officially announced Oct. 5 and caused the stock to jump about 12 percent that day.
However, at $45,000 per year per 10 seat subscription, you might just want to hit newsgator and technorati first.
Dr. Tony Hung also blogs at DeepJiveInterests.com
Tony Hung is the editor of the BlogHerald. He is also a physician finishing his last year of residency in General Internal Medicine, and blogs at Deep Jive Interests , where he rants, occasionally, on new media topics.
Thanks for posting about us. Lots of good dialog about our little service thanks to Cnet.
I just wanted to clarify that you’ll get what you pay for if you simply use a Technorati search! We’ve had a number of smart engineers heads down on the problem for over a year and decided that it is really, really tough to find relevant, credible information in New Media in a timely basis. But if you can figure it out you can help a lot of people (traders, PR people, product managers, customer supoprt folks, etc.) get the information they need. The old adage “Time is money” still applies, but with the ridiculous amount of noise out there today you have to add “Information is money” also.
We look forward to those hot stock picks from BlogHerald….