Several emailers have asked me about what was the latest information with Burst.com. (“Hey, how about some non-public inside information to trade off of?”) I have been unable to discuss as I am a Board member, being one of those odd ducks who prefer not to go to jail.
Since its now official, I can point those who are interested to the following.
Here’s the official announcement:
Burst.com (BRST) today announced its long-awaited new direction with the launch of Collaborize, its new easy-to-start, easy-to-use communications and decision tool for groups of all sizes. Collaborize is an online service designed to help both external audiences and internal teams of nonprofits and for-profit organizations address issues both large and small and drive toward actual implementation of collective solutions. The public announcement of Collaborize(TM) was made at the Spring DEMO Conference.
Burst.com is in the process of changing its name to Democrasoft(TM) to underline its new strategic direction. Collaborize is the first in an anticipated series of Democrasoft products built upon a common platform.
Collaborize arrives on the scene backed by the company’s 20 years of technology expertise and beta partners that include Medtronic, Robert Cringely, TechSoup Global, Monitor Group, Maverick Media, Wine Industry Network and others
Because of the flexibility and scalability built into its “cloud computed” technology, Collaborize can cost-effectively empower groups and organizations of all sizes: businesses, non-profits, governments and their citizens. It taps into the “Wisdom of We”(TM) to turn a group, organization or social network into a functioning community that can organize conversations, capture great ideas, collect votes and streamline group decision-making, all online and in real time.
Burst is presenting at Demo.com today; that presentation will be posted eventually.
Scobelizer did an interview with the CEO Richard Lang about Collaborize — the video is here . . .