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Crowd Coffee: April 23
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this mid-week edition: celebrating JOBS Act anniversary a few weeks late; why Kickstarter doesn't fit well with content creators; crowdsourcing legal research, again; a look inside Samsung's open innovation center; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 23, 2014 01:31 pm GMT109 views
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Top Crowdfunding Platforms According to User Reviews [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

We feature an infographic created by CrowdsUnite, the Yelp for crowdfunding platforms. Which platforms came in tops in customer service, funding from strangers, and ease of use? Read on to find out.

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Anton RootApr 22, 2014 07:51 pm GMT723 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: equity crowdfunding in Denmark may be on the horizon; why using Kickstarter to buy the Wu-Tang album makes little sense; Thomson Reuters and internal crowdsourcing; GE and Saudi Aramco put on an open innovation challenge; taxing the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 22, 2014 02:15 pm GMT485 views
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Crowd Powered Business: New Rules, New Enterprises [Video]
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Over the past few months, we’ve been showcasing presentations from Massolution NYC 2013, and today we post the final video of the conference. This presentation by Carl Esposti, CEO and founder of Massolution and Crowdsourcing.org, doesn’t introduce any new content, but instead reminds the viewers of some of the most interesting points from the conference.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 21, 2014 08:02 pm GMT1178 views
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Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar?
Crowdfunding

Rose Spinelli writes in once again with her tip of the week, this time highlighting the crowdfunding platform TapRaise, which can help individuals raise cash from the crowd for ongoing causes, not just one-time projects.

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Rose SpinelliApr 21, 2014 04:25 pm GMT765 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 21
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: Chinese official speaks out against crowdfunding; Crowdcube moving into New Zealand; crowdsourcing energy markets ideas; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 21, 2014 02:34 pm GMT505 views
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Lending Club Announces Springstone Financial Acquisition
Crowdfunding

Lending Club, one of the leaders in the peer-to-peer lending space, announced yesterday that it has made its first acquisition.

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Anton RootApr 18, 2014 09:13 pm GMT978 views
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You Created a Crowdfunding Campaign, Now What?
Crowdfunding

Ruby Au of Empowered.org, a crowdfunding platform that focuses on humanitarian causes, writes in to give some practical advice to campaign owners looking to fund their project.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 18, 2014 04:43 pm GMT2178 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Friday edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding journalism in China; more thoughts on why investors like crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding the Wu-Tang album; Tongie season is here; the crowd making wishes come true; investing in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 18, 2014 01:44 pm GMT545 views
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Leveraging Microtasking and Crowdsourcing Inside the Large Enterprise [Video]
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

At Massolution NYC 2013, Mike Andrews, director of SecureTask at DST Systems, spoke to the audience about how other enterprises are using SecureTask, and how DST Systems itself makes use of the solution. Check out his presentation after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 17, 2014 10:26 pm GMT422 views
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What VCs See In Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms
Crowdfunding

There have been a number of announcements in recent weeks about VC firms investing in real estate crowdfunding platforms for accredited investors. Why the enthusiasm? We spoke with Hrach Simonian of Canaan Partners, which recently invested $9 million in Realty Mogul.

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Anton RootApr 17, 2014 09:21 pm GMT1635 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 17
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: SEC interprets parts of the JOBS Act; crowdfunding in Asia; crowdfunding and democracy; more thoughts on the sharing economy from WSJ; crowdsourcing science; crowd-aided surveillance; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 17, 2014 02:33 pm GMT906 views
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Crowdnetic Releases Q1 Crowdfunded Securities Report
Crowdfunding

We take a look at Crowdnetic's latest report, which showcases some of the numbers around private issuers publicly raising cash. Unsurprisingly, real estate is doing well.

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Anton RootApr 16, 2014 10:17 pm GMT1227 views
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Crowdfunding Wearables [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

The venture capitalist's preference for software over hardware seems to be melting away. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this change in mentality, and one of them is the ability to show market validation via crowdfunding. It's much easier for a VC to sign off on an investment when the startup in question is already scheduled to ship out hundreds or thousands of pre-orders.

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Anton RootApr 16, 2014 04:55 pm GMT2062 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 16
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition: JOBS Act, two years on; Pono ends up third on Kickstarter's top funded; sharing economy, a pro perspective; crowdmapping sexual harassment incidents in India; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2014 02:15 pm GMT1089 views
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What Does Crowdfunding Mean to Large Financial Institutions? [Video]
Crowdfunding

For large enterprises that are used to doing things a certain way, change can be hard to accept. This is true for many companies, but perhaps especially so for banks, which have a reputation of being rather boring. But that doesn’t mean all those who represent the banking industry are resistant to change. One of those adventurous individuals is Arthur van de Graaf of ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank. The bank made a splash in mid-2012 when it announced the Seeds.nl initiative, a crowdfunding platform that van de Graaf manages.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2014 08:49 pm GMT802 views
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Crowdfunding en Mexico: Como el Poder de las Tecnologias Digitales Estan Transformando la Innovacion, el Emprendimiento y la Inclusion Economica
Crowdfunding

Los resultados de la investigación han sido capturados en un informe gratis de 114 páginas titulado Crowdfunding en México: Cómo el poder de las tecnologías digitales están transformando la innovación, el emprendimiento y la inclusión económica. Este ha sido compartido con nuestros lectores a continuación en Inglés y en Español. Como parte de la investigación, Massolution desarrollado una metodología única para apoyar la consideración de los numerosos factores que afectan crowdfunding en México y para dirigir la formación de un conjunto específico de recomendaciones, acciones y tareas entre los grupos de interés clave.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2014 05:31 pm GMT589 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 15
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding TV show in the UK; India regulators considering crowdfunding; Strickler responds to slowdown question; sharing economy thoughts from a number of sources; Shell launches open innovation platform; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2014 02:37 pm GMT878 views
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The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing
Distributed Knowledge

We reached out over email to Markus Steinhauser, the marketing and PR manager at Testbirds, to find out how the crowdsourced software testing company got its start, where it is heading, and the advantages of crowdtesting.

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Anton RootApr 14, 2014 08:34 pm GMT1273 views
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Q: What is Jelly’s Role? A: Whatever You Want It To Be
Crowdfunding

Rose Spinelli writes in once again, this time to highlight Jelly, a new app that can be used by crowdfunders and entrepreneurs to test ideas and put eyeballs on their projects.

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Rose SpinelliApr 14, 2014 03:21 pm GMT1011 views
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