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Writing a book by competition

By Simon St. Laurent
May 19, 2009

I've worked on lots of collaborative books before. Now, I'm starting on something different: a book written by competition.

Finding a sweet spot for crowdsourcing: uTest outsources software testing

Finding a sweet spot for crowdsourcing: uTest outsources software testing
By Andy Oram
December 2, 2008

The promise of peer production seems to reach everywhere these days, but harnessing it is quite a trick. uTest seems to have corraled all the necessary elements. Their business model can be described quite simply: uTest signs up freelance testers for participating software development firms, who in turn pay each tester for each bug found. Anyone who wants to try peer production in his own industry can get some tips by studying how uTest and a company with some similarities, TopCoder, found their sweet spots.


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