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Report Sheds Light on the Sharing Economy in UK, Makes Policy Recommendations
Distributed Knowledge

The sharing economy is rapidly developing into a powerful industry. It’s disruptive and, depending on your stance, it represents either an opportunity for individuals to earn extra cash and save money, or a shady business practice that allows crooks to evade taxes and puts people at risk. In the UK, encouragingly, both sharing economy operators and government officials recognize that there’s a need for regulation around the fledgling and highly disruptive industry.

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Anton RootNov 26, 2014 04:06 pm GMT611 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 26
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: should crowdfunding platforms screen projects; what to expect for crowdfunding in 2015; research finds that sharing economy can help the unemployed in the UK; open innovation and fighting disease; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 26, 2014 02:02 pm GMT809 views
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How to Pick Partners and Projects for Global Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

In 1995, Microsoft’s then-CTO Nathan Myhrvold asserted that the internet would make the middle man redundant. Myhrvold was ahead of his time, but whether it is travel agents or taxi companies, it is happening today. Crowdfunding, likewise, has the potential to disrupt countless industries.

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Anton RootNov 26, 2014 12:06 am GMT1714 views
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5 Ways Politicians are Leveraging Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing is changing the way companies solve problems, and inventors raise cash for their widgets. What can politicians learn from their predecessors? Josephine Sabin of DesignCrowd writes in to explain.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 25, 2014 09:28 pm GMT2240 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 25
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: the differences between crowdfunding and panhandling; Kiva and MicroGraam announce a partnership; crowdsourcing the price of healthcare; group calls for a fair deal in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 25, 2014 12:00 pm GMT658 views
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2014CF Crowdfunding Industry and Crowdfunding for Real Estate Reports: Pre-Order Today at a Special Pre-Release Price!
Crowdfunding

How fast is crowdfunding growing? How big is the market expected to be in 2015? How many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Pre-order Massolution’s upcoming 2014CF Crowdfunding Industry and 2014CF Crowdfunding Real Estate reports to find out the answers to these questions and many more!

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 25, 2014 01:33 am GMT1762 views
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Make Sure Backers Know You Give a S#*&
Crowdfunding

Thinking about starting a crowdfunding campaign? Make sure your audience can tell how much you care about your cause, writes crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli in her latest Rose Recommends column. Read her advice after the jump, and leave your own questions for her in the comments.

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Rose SpinelliNov 24, 2014 11:24 am GMT919 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 24
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: Michigan businesses not turning to state crowdfunding rule; another GoFundMe success story; more workers entering the sharing economy; crowdsourcing a constitution in the Philippines; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 24, 2014 10:42 am GMT803 views
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The Sharing Economy World Map
Distributed Knowledge

The company Love Home Swap, a UK-based startup that allows its users to swap houses or rent them out to travelers, recently put out an interactive map that shows where the sharing economy startups have been founded.

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Anton RootNov 21, 2014 12:53 pm GMT1924 views
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Choosing Projects for Open Innovation — What Works and What Doesn’t [Webinar]
Open Innovation

Tomorrow, October 30, NineSigma will be hosting a webinar about what projects are best (and worst) suited for open innovation contests. NineSigma’s director of healthcare program management Stephen Clulow will be joined by Miles Eddowes, head of the Innovation Accelerators Department at Mondelez International, a confectionery and snacks conglomerate that spun off from Kraft Foods in 2012. UPDATE: Check out the video of the webinar after the jump!

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Anton RootNov 21, 2014 11:35 am GMT1770 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 21
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition: anxiety building up as crowdfunding rules have yet to be released; a new rockstar crowdfunding campaign emerges; crowdfunding an adoption on GoFundMe; why organizations make use of open innovation; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 21, 2014 10:45 am GMT816 views
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WeGoLook and On-the-Ground Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

When people think of crowdsourcing, they typically think of interactions that are happening online. Put up a logo request or an appeal for money, and someone, somewhere, will draft up a design or contribute cash. They may be in a neighboring town, or a metropolis half way across the world — the location doesn’t matter. But there are some companies that are applying the crowdsourcing model to do offline work. One of these companies is Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook.

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Anton RootNov 20, 2014 11:18 pm GMT1363 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 20
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: more information on the fraudulent GoFundMe campaign; Bitreserve looking to raise $10 million via crowdfunding; creating more effective crowdfunding pitch videos; crowdsourcing online info on nearly everything; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 20, 2014 12:53 pm GMT1056 views
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Gazan Startup Accelerator Finding Success on Indiegogo
Crowdfunding

The Gaza Strip, the thin piece of land that represents one of the two Palestinian territories, can hardly be called a tech powerhouse. There is, however, at least one organization looking to promote entrepreneurship and tech startup culture in the region — and it’s asking the crowd to help it keep the lights on.

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Anton RootNov 19, 2014 11:27 pm GMT1687 views
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Choosing Between an Equity- and Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

Nate Nead, principal at Crowdfundraiser.com, writes in to discuss the differences between rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding, and the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 19, 2014 06:10 pm GMT2679 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 19
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: 1Dollar1Home partners with Stripe; Patreon paying out $1m/month to creators; catching up with Kickstarter success Formlabs; the sharing economy for hospitals; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 19, 2014 03:40 pm GMT1000 views
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5 Myths About Crowdsourcing Creative Work
Crowd Creativity

Asad Khan, founder and CEO of creative crowdsourcing platform CopyShoppy, writes in to address (what he sees as) myths around creative crowdsourcing, and offers an alternative interpretation. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 18, 2014 09:41 pm GMT2711 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: fraudster sets up a crowdfunding campaign for a person in need, and disappears with the cash; crowdfunding Gaza's sole start-up accelerator; Olive Garden crowdsourcing its menu; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 18, 2014 10:01 am GMT982 views
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Does a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Hinge on Strong Social Media?
Crowdfunding

Clare Sidebottom, partner at Social Solution, a new social media firm, writes in to discuss the importance of marketing your crowdfunding campaign, and attempts to answer the question, "Does a successful crowdfunding campaign hinge on strong social media?"

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2014 11:31 pm GMT3393 views
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Learning from the Failures: Building Trust in Crowdfunding Campaigns
Crowdfunding

In this Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli looks at some questionable campaigns, and shares tips on how to make sure your campaign comes off as genuine. Read Rose's advice and leave her your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliNov 17, 2014 12:02 pm GMT2182 views
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