Are Open Source and Capitalism Worlds Apart?
=Capital Wiki Idea} Wikinvest, a research portal where users can contribute information on company profiles, investment concepts or chart analysis, will soon launch a new data service that compares the productivity and performance of specific companies, said co-founder Michael Sha. Wikinvest is one of a growing number of investment sites leveraging the idea that good investment advice is not restricted to professional analysts and money managers but can come from individuals.The new service will seed the wiki with data on companies in approximately a dozen industries and then count on members to fill out the rest, Sha said.
Sha said this service is a more thorough and easier way to compare company metrics than Yahoo Finance and the other finance portals. It will provide non-traditional metrics like which airlines have the lowest fuel and non-fuel costs per available seat mile, he said.