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With Crowdfunding, Fashion Designers Can Remove Risk Without Sacrificing Style
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is quickly disrupting a number of industries, from video games to real estate investing. For this Rose Recommends column, though, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli answers a question about a different industry that's also feeling the effects of the crowd: fashion. Read her latest column, and leave your own questions for Rose after the jump!

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Rose SpinelliJan 26, 2015 01:16 pm GMT1178 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 26
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: real estate growing in Colorado; Singapore Exchange developing a crowdfunding platform; a furniture design crowdsourcing challenge in India; how the sharing economy makes us all entrepreneurs; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 26, 2015 11:39 am GMT657 views
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Tongal's 2014 by the Numbers [Infographic]
Crowd Creativity

Tongal, the video crowdsourcing company, enjoyed a strong 2014. The company grew its community by 120 percent, completed 270 projects, and saw five of its community-produced short films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Tongal recently released an infographic showing some of its successes of the past year -- check it out after the jump!

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Anton RootJan 23, 2015 05:55 pm GMT1108 views
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RBS Partners with Funding Circle, Assetz Capital
Crowdfunding

The Royal Bank of Scotland announced yesterday that it's partnering up with two leading peer-to-peer lending platforms in the UK, Funding Circle and Assetz Capital. The deal brings further legitimacy to the P2P lending space.

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Anton RootJan 23, 2015 11:10 am GMT1647 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 23
Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: a crowdfunding platform that brandishes an 82 percent success rate; why TLC's crowdfunding campaign makes sense; crowdsourcing and the church; why 2015 is the year of the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 23, 2015 10:13 am GMT1122 views
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Newcastle Ale Takes a Novel Approach to Crowdsourcing a Super Bowl Ad
Crowd Creativity

Crowdsourced Super Bowl ads are nothing new. Two years ago, it seemed like everyone was doing it and several brands are once again turning to the crowd to make a splash in America’s biggest annual television event. Perhaps the most innovative crowdsourced ad campaign this year belongs to Newcastle Brown Ale — a brewery based in the United Kingdom.

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Anton RootJan 22, 2015 07:33 pm GMT1921 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 22
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: are real estate crowdfunding platforms delivering on their promises; how crowdfunding can help female entrepreneurs access capital; crowdfunding campaign hopes to oust North Korea's regime; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 22, 2015 12:04 pm GMT1508 views
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TLC Crowdfunding Album on Kickstarter
Crowdfunding

TLC, the legendary R&B and hip hop group, announced this week that they’re putting out a new, fifth album, which will also be their last. To help make it possible, the duo has turned to the crowd, asking for fans to pledge money toward the album on Kickstarter. The campaign is off to a fast start, having already collected $110,000 of its $150,000 target.

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Anton RootJan 21, 2015 08:54 pm GMT1650 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 21
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this mid-week edition of Crowd Coffee: TLC talks Kickstarter-funded album; why VCs are turning to crowdfunding; solving problems, with the crowd's help; New York City and the sharing economy; Alcatel OneTouch announces open innovation program; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 21, 2015 03:26 pm GMT1262 views
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How Crowdsourcing Can Help Startups Launch Quickly and Efficiently
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Ines Maione of clickworker, a crowdsourcing platform based in Germany, writes in to discuss how emerging startups can make use of crowdsourcing at various stages in order to minimize costs and gain valuable insights from the crowd.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 20, 2015 08:37 pm GMT3095 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 20
Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: Brazilian crowdfunding platform expanding abroad; taking a close look at Kickstarter's top design projects; government agencies using crowdsourcing for data collection; why not everyone should crowdsource their resolution on Facebook, like Zuckerberg; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 20, 2015 10:30 am GMT971 views
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How Crowdfunding for Film Can Mean Extra Pressure to Deliver
Crowdfunding

In this latest edition of Rose Recommends, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli takes a look at a crowdfunding campaign for a film, and helps the campaign owners to better understand how to tell a story. It's crowdfunding advice that can benefit anyone, so make sure to read it after the jump!

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Rose SpinelliJan 19, 2015 01:43 pm GMT2201 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 19
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding platforms dropping fees for some campaigns; crowdfunding rules in Oregon; crowdsourcing and brand content strategy; the sharing economy, crowdsourcing, and marketing; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 19, 2015 11:35 am GMT1462 views
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Lending Club, Google Partner for Pilot Program
Crowdfunding

Lending Club, the San Francisco-based crowdlending platform, announced yesterday a pilot program with search giant Google to provide low-interest financing to eligible Google partners.

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Anton RootJan 16, 2015 08:58 pm GMT2177 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 16
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition: Oregon's crowdfunding law is in effect; crowdfunding marketing on a budget; Kickstarter's new iOS app; MonkeyParking not embraced by many in LA; crowdsourcing and big data; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 16, 2015 01:38 pm GMT1990 views
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University Crowdsourcing a New UK Constitution
Distributed Knowledge

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, an occasion that will surely inspire countless historians, researchers, and political theorists to look back at the charter and evaluate its place in history. One department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, however, wishes to use the anniversary to look forward and attempt to improve on the current state of the political system in the UK.

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Anton RootJan 15, 2015 02:06 pm GMT1913 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: Indiegogo blending crowdfunding and ecommerce; crowdfunding for fashion; Kentucky considering crowdfunding rules; is Uber really part of the sharing economy?; and more. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 15, 2015 12:52 pm GMT1795 views
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Poptent and Userfarm Merge to Form Vizy
Crowd Creativity

US-based Poptent, which claims to be North America’s largest video production creative community, and Userfarm, one of the leading video crowdsourcing platforms in Europe, announced today that they’ve decided to join forces, merging to form the platform Vizy. The newly formed platform will allow brands to create crowdsourcing contests for the nearly 120,000 filmmakers in its community.

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Anton RootJan 14, 2015 07:39 pm GMT1359 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 14
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this edition: crowdsourcing in healthcare; crowdsourced currency swaps; using Kickstarter as a marketing tool; the blog Uber and Lyft drivers love to read; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 14, 2015 03:16 pm GMT1331 views
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Report Examines Relationship Between Sharing Economy Startups and Regulators
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Last month, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University put out a report titled ‘The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change.’ The paper, penned by Christopher Koopman, Matthew Mitchell, and Adam Thierer, discusses the relationship between sharing economy startups, incumbents in industries the startups are looking to disrupt, and government regulators.

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Anton RootJan 13, 2015 11:12 pm GMT2457 views
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