Intel is asking for your help to find the next Google.
In an effort to stay on top of the latest software trends and cool new startups, Intel on Monday made public a Digg-like voting site called CoolSW, for "cool software." The site will tap the geek public for the most promising new software companies worldwide.
"If you look at the great successes in software that have happened in the last few years, the so-called experts were very often wrong," says Steve Santamaria, director of Intel's software outreach group. "We ultimately have high hopes that the wisdom of crowds will find those long-tail independent software developers."
The CoolSW site joins a growing list of hive-mind projects looking for the next big thing.