I’m delighted to announce QBase, The Inquisitr’s company database service.
Scale is important when offering any service like this, which is why we’ve teamed up with Tradevibes for the service as opposed to doing it by ourselves.
As I wrote in my review of companies in this space June 12, Tradevibes appeal comes from its collaborative approach to data, being a focused wiki from the start that values user contributions as it is built on them. That collaborative model extends to data sharing with other sites, for example Mashable has a similar deal in place with Tradevibes, so contributions from QBase will also appear on Mashable’s service, as their contributions will be visible here.
There was some emotion involved with going with a product like this, however a compelling pitch and product ultimately won the day for Tradevibes. It is not an attack on anybody else, despite the delusional private rants of one competitor preceding this announcement. I have long preached that the build it and they will come days have past, and Tradevibes is a company that gets it, while others are completely clueless. I also have faith in Tradevibes ability to move forward in a competitive space, with investors such as Dave McClure and Ron Conway backing the company.
Please feel free to visit QBase and register if you haven’t already (you sign up for a Tradevibe’s account, so you can use it across any Tradevibes derived property). Naturally you can edit or add information about any company, including your own, and you can also add links to stories on companies as you see fit (no spam please, but context is perfectly fine). If you do need to place company information on your blog or website check out the easy to use widget on each page. You’ll be seeing them regularly here on The Inquisitr (not every post, but where they fit and add to a story), and it’s a handy feature.