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As crowd-powered business models prove to be more effective, they are piquing the interest of companies, governments, and organizations that have not yet worked with the crowd. Crowdsourcing.org and Massolution founder and CEO Carl Esposti recently presented a grounding speech at the CrowdFunding Asia Thailand Summit 2015. Among other topics, Esposti discussed different ways of engaging the crowd, presented use cases of large enterprises making use of crowdfunding, and offered projections on where the crowdfunding space is moving, based on the upcoming 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report.
Wealth Migrate is a global, self-service, crowd sourced property solution, which takes advantage of local property markets, through best of breed partners and collective buying power. The...
Sony has launched First Flight, a crowdfunding platform that aims to fund employee projects, in a bid to highlight and market test innovative ideas coming out of the company. In addition to crowdfunding ideas, the site also functions as a ‘co-vision’ and an e-commerce platform. First Flight, currently open only to Japanese customers, launched with three projects: two products available for pre-order, and a proper crowdfunding campaign that has already hit over 50 percent of its $21,500 target.
In this mid-week edition of Crowd Coffee: Greek debt crowdfunding campaign is no joke, creator says; Kickstarter wins patent battle; equity crowdfunding's secondary market problem; not all sharing economy companies are using 1099 workers; and more.
Shenmue III, the long-awaited sequel to the classic games Shenmue and Shenmue II, is finally in development, and the Kickstarter campaign to fund the game is already a success. In fact, it broke the record for the fastest game to crowdfund a million, despite the fact that the game’s announcement resulted in a flood of visitors the platform wasn’t prepared to deal with. Since the initial push, however, the funding has slowed considerably.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: states and equity crowdfunding; a campaign to crowdfund Greece's debt; crowdsourcing the world's bird songs; Unilever crowdsourcing ideas on sustainability; how the sharing economy hurts millennials; and more.
Early in 2015, former US attorney general Eric Holder called for better data on the number of people killed by the police. “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers or uses of force by police,” he said. On June 1, the Guardian launched a crowdsourced platform called The Counted, which aims to track all individuals killed by the police in the US. It’s a highly informative database, and one that helps to fill the gap that Holder spoke of.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding campaign for Bree Newsome a success; making great crowdfunding pitch videos; crowdfunding and corporate R&D; is UK the center of the sharing economy; and more.
In this highly interesting guest post, Thomas Vass, a North Carolina-based economist and manager of The Private Capital Market, writes in to discuss how the passing of Regulation A and Regulation D laws, increasing demand for securities attorneys, may affect the costs of securities attorneys in North Carolina, and the impact that may have on economic growth in the state.
In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding in Africa; Snemue 3 Kickstarter campaign faces funding questions; anxiety around the sharing economy; crowdsourcing medical performance reviews; and more.
As part of an acquisition, Integra Gold acquired 6 terabytes of data about drilling activities in two old mines. Once it finishes organizing the data, it will invite the public to go through the numbers and offer ideas on where the biggest gold reserves may be. Integra will dole out CAD $1 million ($806,000) in rewards to the best ideas, to be determined by the company and the competition’s board of advisors.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding is growing up; crowdfunding for product development; crowdsourcing cleaning of the Ganges in India; Ford enters sharing economy; and more.
Is crowdsourcing starting to replace IT outsourcing for medium and large firms? Sal Sarosh of Crowdplat certainly thinks so, and he explains why it's a smart strategy, after the jump.
At last month’s Crowdsourcing Week Geneva Summit, hosted by Catalyx, Nick Wright and Rob Wilmot of Crowdicity gave a presentation on the benefits of internal crowdsourcing as a way to drive innovation from within. Watch their presentation after the jump!
In this mid-week edition of Crowd Coffee: new crowdsourcing platform launches in China; the crowd helps to digitize slavery-era records in America; equity crowdfunding regulations in Germany; the sharing economy's impact on hospitality; and more.
GoFundMe, the donations-based crowdfunding platform for personal causes, announced last week that it accepted an investment from top VC and growth equity firms to continue its expansion. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal, though TechCrunch reports that the raise puts the platform’s valuation north of $600 million.
In this Crowd Coffee: is Asia the next crowdfunding frontier; another Kickstarter campaign ends in failure; a safety net for the sharing economy; the Wikipedia of impact design; and more.
Alix Cuenin of eYeka, a creative crowdsourcing firm, writes in with an update on a previous article penned by Yannig Roth, in which he documented crowdsourcing examples in ten of the world's eleven top brands. Clearly, crowdsourcing has become a lot more popular since then, as now, 25 of the best brands (according to Interbrand) have made use of the crowd. Check out how they did it, after the jump!
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding in a critical light; US government crowdsourcing ideas for new $10 bill; Uber, Airbnb, and 'dotcommunism'; making open innovation work; and more.
Nicole Williams, sales and marketing communications lead at Arise Virtual Solutions, a crowdsourced customer service company, writes in to discuss how and why businesses should consider crowdsourcing their customer service.
In this end-of-week edition: crowdsourcing disaster relief; Google launches three new crowdsourced journalism ventures; crowfunding in Africa; three keys to open innovation success; and more.
Amazon, the online retail giant, is creating a mobile app to turn customers into deliverers. The program, tentatively named On My Way, would allow Amazon to provide same-day delivery service to customers, something that the company, along with many others, have tried to figure out as online shopping has become much more prevalent.