Saturday, September 25, 2010

Inkling International

A few days ago we rolled out a small but significant feature that should make our increasingly global user-base happy: local timezone support. Since Inkling was built almost 5 years ago, we've only shown times in the application in one timezone: Pacific. But with expanding usage in to Europe, Asia, and Australia (and an insanely active contingent of Dutch users on our public marketplace,) we decided it was time to let people feel more at home.

All existing users can now go in to their settings and adjust the "region" settings. Once saved, all times will be displayed in your local timezone. All new users will be asked to select a region during the registration process.

For administrators of private marketplaces, a default timezone can be set in the marketplace configuration to save your users a little work if you're all in the same timezone.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wisdom from Andy Rooney

"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his [or her] happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."

-Andy Rooney

New Speaker for Using Prediction Markets in Government Seminar on September 22

We're excited to announce that Ford Motor Company will be presenting at the seminar we're conducting with MIT, MITRE, and Iowa State about Using Prediction Markets in Government. We know they've seen some interesting results from their marketplace and look forward to hearing their talk.

As a reminder, the seminar is free and will take place at the MITRE campus in McLean, VA.

Register for Using Prediction Markets in Government  in Mclean, VA  on Eventbrite