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Crowdsourcing and Ecommerce: Do The Two Go Together?
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Owen Andrew, a journalist with a background in ecommerce, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing can aid the ecommerce efforts of large and small businesses alike.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 20, 2014 08:39 pm GMT1132 views
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Invesdor Applies for Investment Firm Authorization
Crowdfunding

Anticipating that the Finnish Financial Supervisory Agency's (FIN-FSA) new rules for equity crowdfunding will require platforms to register as investment firms, Invesdor has applied for the appropriate license. While the FIN-FSA hasn’t yet finalized this rule, Invesdor’s co-founder and CEO Lasse Mäkelä recently told us that his company was preparing for the regulatory change.

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Anton RootAug 20, 2014 06:47 pm GMT731 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 20
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: GroundFloor gets $1 million in seed funding; North Carolina equity crowdfunding bill dead for now; crowdsourcing competitions and trolls; NineSigma puts out white paper on open innovation and sports; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 20, 2014 02:35 pm GMT713 views
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StartEngine’s Ron Miller Pushing for SEC Action on Title III, Schedules Industry Call for Tomorrow
Crowdfunding

Since the passage of the JOBS Act, the prevailing mood about equity crowdfunding for the unaccredited has soured. The SEC has been working hard to draft the rules and read the comments that are coming in about Title III crowdfunding, but with leadership changes and a backlog that includes the monumental Dodd-Frank law, progress has been slow.

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Anton RootAug 19, 2014 10:03 pm GMT994 views
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Funding Circle Celebrates 4th Birthday [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

To commemorate its fourth birthday, Funding Circle put out the following infographic which showcases some of the key events around peer-to-peer lending in the UK, and statistics about the company and its users.

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Anton RootAug 19, 2014 05:23 pm GMT958 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 19
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: three teens make an app to offer feedback on police units; Reddit asks journalists to seek permission when writing about original content; equity crowdfunding law not dead yet in North Carolina; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 19, 2014 02:21 pm GMT973 views
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Italy's First Year of Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Alessandro Lerro writes in to recap the past year in equity crowdfunding, and shares some stats from the successful campaigns. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 18, 2014 08:17 pm GMT2341 views
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How to Launch a Crowdfunding Platform
Crowdfunding

Rose Spinelli writes in with the latest installment of her weekly column 'Rose Recommends.' This time, she helps an upcoming crowdfunding platform operator in the UK by offering advice on white label crowdfunding service providers.

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Rose SpinelliAug 18, 2014 05:13 pm GMT1458 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: entrepreneurs still waiting on Title III; is the Kickstarter model broken?; worker classification again haunting sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 18, 2014 02:30 pm GMT1137 views
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Department of Defense Looking to the Crowd to Predict the Future Security Environment
Distributed Knowledge

Yesterday evening, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Policy put out a request for proposal, looking to “procure the services of a crowdsourcing entity with the capability to apply a crowdsourcing methodology that leverages a broad range of expertise.”

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Anton RootAug 15, 2014 10:01 pm GMT750 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: women more likely to get Kickstarter funding than men; Samsung acquires SmartThings, a Kickstarter grad; Berlin blocks Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 15, 2014 03:33 pm GMT1026 views
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Crowdsourcing Processes for Government Agencies [Infographic]
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Various crowdsourcing initiatives, whether they were led by a small startup in Silicon Valley or a team of engineers working out of an esteemed university, have added to our understanding of crowdsourcing, raised awareness of its merits and shortcomings, and reinforced the notion that collective action can be highly beneficial — if it’s applied correctly. Some of the most interesting crowdsourcing work, however, has been undertaken by government agencies.

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Anton RootAug 14, 2014 09:58 pm GMT1624 views
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Why Your Students – And Not You – Should Be Crowdfunding This Fall
Crowdfunding

Paul Phelps, co-founder and vice president of culturebooster, a crowdfunding platform for educational purposes, writes in to discuss the benefits of running a crowdfunding campaign, and how it can help students learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 14, 2014 06:57 pm GMT1395 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 14
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: JOBS Act filings show confused fund managers; Local Lift wants to help local businesses with their crowdfunding goals; PonoMusic crowdfunding for equity following Kickstarter campaign; how crowdsourcing affects Amazon delivery; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 14, 2014 02:23 pm GMT901 views
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Invesdor Crowdfunds Startups in Finland with Potential Regulatory Challenges on the Horizon
Crowdfunding

One of the first equity crowdfunding players on the scene in Finland, Invesdor has been around since 2012. The platform claims to have 60 percent of the equity crowdfunding market share in its country, and has attracted investors from 38 different countries en route to €2.6 million raised for 20 companies. Its success is not accidental — the platform has developed a number of features and processes to help entrepreneurs and investors connect as seamlessly as possible.

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Anton RootAug 13, 2014 11:01 pm GMT1627 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 13
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: SEC likely to increase threshold for accredited investor; ten lessons to learn from Kickstarter's finest; innovating, with the help of the crowd; America's safety net and the 'gig economy'; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 13, 2014 02:01 pm GMT654 views
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American Heart Association Launches Open Innovation Challenge with a Crowdfunding Twist
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an ambitious goal: “to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.” To make sure it gets there, the AHA recently launched an open innovation and crowdfunding challenge, which seeks “new innovative tools to prevent or manage heart disease and stroke.”

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Anton RootAug 12, 2014 09:53 pm GMT2016 views
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Crowdfunded Hardware Campaigns and VC Funding
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is sometimes touted as a solid stepping stone to further funding from VCs and angel investors. To see if there's truth to this, CB Insights looked at the most successful hardware crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and whether they were successful in getting more money following their campaigns.

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Anton RootAug 12, 2014 07:39 pm GMT940 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 12
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this edition: crowdsourcing food prices in Africa to detect inflation; cops ask the crowd to submit footage of Kevin Ward's death; crowdfunding's big projects attractive to VCs; proposed rules would open equity crowdfunding in DC; the sharing economy in the UK; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 12, 2014 02:15 pm GMT1029 views
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Is Crowdfunding Always the Answer?
Crowdfunding

Clare Sidebottom of Britain’s Next Bestseller, a crowdfunding and pre-selling platform that lets authors put their manuscripts online, discusses when crowdfunding is right for your project — and when it isn't.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 11, 2014 06:25 pm GMT2039 views
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