2,616 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Adam Devine of CrowdComputing Systems is confident that crowdsourcing can be “one of the silver bullets that’s going to kill business process outsourcing (BPO).” That’s a bold claim considering some predict the BPO industry to hit $200 billion by 2017. Why is he so confident? Check out his presentation after the jump.
In the end of the week edition of Crowd Coffee: UK's FCA tighter equity crowdfunding rules; Vimeo expands crowdfunding program; Shaq crowdfunding a new video game; White House looks for fellows to expand crowdsourcing; Freelancer.com opens new engineering lab in Vancouver; and more.
Dieter Speidel and Mithun Sridharan of passbrains write in with this insightful guest post on how crowdsourced testing can help in the healthcare field.
Only 13 percent of respondents said they found out about a sharing economy service via social network. More findingds from the report after the jump.
It's Thursday Crowd Coffee time. Today we look at: crowdfunding for solar energy; what makes a good debt crowdfunding campaign; an odd scientific experiment, funded by the community; AskForTask raises half a million in seed cash; crowdsourcing animal conservation; Texas senator pushes sharing economy forward; how your company can use gamification; and more!
Content management is one of the more common uses of crowdsourcing, and image moderation is a great fit for the crowd. As computers are not yet perfect at doing things like recognizing and transcribing handwritten text, as oftentimes there is a need for a human eye.
We discuss the internet sensation that is Twitch Plays Pokemon -- a crowdsourced effort to beat the popular RPG.
In this edition: Kickstarter's biggest donor countries; a real-estate crowdfunding app; crowdfunding the 'anti-Barbie'; MyCrowd wants to become the world's biggest freelance project marketplace; Airpnp is a service that exists; and more.
We recently got in touch with Jacob Westerlund, founder of the newly-launched Swedish innovation platform Crowding, who answered a few questions about his platform. Check his answers after the jump.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: equity crowdfunding in New Zealand; a Kickstarter creator refuses to ship out rewards; crowdsourcing nature and software testing; a good summary of the sharing economy; and more.
How can a person or institution make effective use of crowdsourcing, without becoming an expert in crowd behavior and processes? That’s exactly the question Valentin Gui, accounts director at MobileWorks, discussed in his presentation at Massolution NYC 2013.
We kick off a new month of Crowd Coffee with a look at crowdfunding legislation on the US federal level and in Michigan; a Kickstarter milestone; some crowdfunding risks; an unusual crowdsourced project; another analysis of the sharing economy; a few open innovation stories; and more.
In February 2011, Crowdcube opened its doors and began to allow UK businesses to raise capital from the crowd. Three years on, the company is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the world.
What can brands learn from communities of employees, fans, or customers? Shelly Kuipers, Chaordix CEO, explains in this presentation how her company helps to build brand and product innovation communities for global customers.
In this end of the week edition of Crowd Coffee: SEC urged to ease restrictions on crowdfunding; Canada considering crowdfunding rules; crowdsourcing your commute, and a StreetView rival; Portlandia spoofs the sharing economy; a marketplace for shared items opens up; and more.
Kiva, a leader in the microlending space, announced this week a partnership with Vittana, a lending platform for students in developing nations.
We take a look at some of the top crowdsourcing and crowdfunding stories from around the web. In this edition: crowdsourcing cyber-security mentioned in Deloitte trends report; articles on crowdsourced science; crowdfunding bill passes in New Zealand; crowdfunding campaign tips; AT&T gets in on open innovation; the sharing economy in China; and much more.
To get an understanding of the new equity crowdfunding regulations in France, we spoke with Joachim Dupont, cofounder and CEO of the platform Anaxago. Dupont walked us through the new regulations, providing an overview of the key points.