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GiantOtter receives NSF R&D grant to democratize artificial intelligence
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Startup aims to crowdsource the development process of intelligent applications and games, with backing from the NSF.

Jeff OrkinFeb 26, 2015 03:51 pm GMT2348 views
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GiantOtter receives NSF R&D grant to democratize artificial intelligence
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GiantOtter receives NSF R&D grant to democratize artificial intelligence
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Startup aims to crowdsource the development process of intelligent applications and games, with backing from the NSF.

Jeff OrkinFeb 26, 2015 03:51 pm GMT2348 views
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GiantOtter receives NSF R&D grant to democratize artificial intelligence
Seeking Coverage For Our Crowdfunding Platform
question Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Hello, how can we get coverage about our crowdfunding/group-buy platform on your site? We built GroupGets.com out of a need to securely initiate group buys for existing electronic components...

GroupGetsFeb 22, 2015 10:17 pm GMT966 views
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Seeking Coverage For Our Crowdfunding Platform
DARPA’s Crowdsourced FLYPmode XC2V Military Vehicle Set to Redefine Defense Manufacturing
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was created in 1958 to ensure technological superiority of the U.S army, a task they have been carrying perfectly well.

Charlie BrownFeb 20, 2015 06:42 am GMT1047 views
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DARPA’s Crowdsourced FLYPmode XC2V Military Vehicle Set to Redefine Defense Manufacturing
CloudFactory Receives $2M Investment From the Rockefeller Foundation
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

CloudFactory, the crowdsourced labor platform, announced on Friday that it’s received a $2 million Program Related Investment from the Rockefeller Foundation. The investment will go toward expanding the company’s SpeakerText service, which enables customers to get video and audio files transcribed. CloudFactory had previously secured a $3 million in a Series A round in October.

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Anton RootFeb 17, 2015 08:56 pm GMT2872 views
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation to Tap Skilled Kenya Workforce
document Cloud Labor

CloudFactory acquired SpeakerText in late 2012. At the time the service relied on crowdsourced labor through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace. In order to enable the quality control and rapid...

Samuel BennettFeb 14, 2015 08:20 am GMT1018 views
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation to Tap Skilled Kenya Workforce
GiveGab Launches “CrowdGiving” for Fundraising & Volunteer Engagement
article Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

GiveGab, the giving network, has debuted a new suite of tools to help nonprofit organizations manage key fundraising activities. Coupled with volunteer management, which the company was founded...

BrianFeb 12, 2015 10:29 pm GMT1199 views
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GiveGab Launches “CrowdGiving” for Fundraising & Volunteer Engagement
Crowdsourcing in Indonesia [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Earlier this month, the freelancer marketplace Sribulancer released an infographic showing some of the stats around the workers on its platform, helping to paint a picture of the freelancer marketplace in Indonesia. The company surveyed 1000 users, roughly a tenth of the 10,000 registered freelancers on the platform. Check out the infographic after the jump.

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Anton RootFeb 11, 2015 04:52 pm GMT1300 views
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Crowds Transcription
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

Crowdsourced transcription services, offering direct access to a crowd of transcribers. The project management platform allows clients to control every aspect of their transcription project, set...

Chris DubsFeb 11, 2015 05:47 am GMT377 views
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Crowds Transcription
Crowd Coffee: February 10
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Sony looks to find ideas via crowdfunding; an app for turning ideas into action; how to raise education funding efficiently; the sharing economy is under threat from regulators; how one coder turned the crowdsourcing model upside down; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 10, 2015 10:25 am GMT1559 views
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247VirtualAssistant
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

247VirtualAssistant.com is a premier agency that matches clients with capable, qualified and experienced Virtual Assistants. We aim to help people find the right person to work with and reach...

Shajan ThomasFeb 06, 2015 09:30 pm GMT1405 views
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247VirtualAssistant
Quality control of an open-ended question
question Cloud Labor

What is the best strategy to validate open-ended questions in a crowdsourcing task? For example, if you have a task where the user has to specify the query string she would use to retrieve an image...

RossanoFeb 03, 2015 10:26 pm GMT984 views
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Quality control of an open-ended question
WeGoLook Launches Custom Tasking for Tradeshow Attendees
document Cloud Labor

Tradeshow Custom Tasking is helping the crowdsourcing site's customers significantly decrease their travel costs and allows customers to maximize their time. The customer has customization...

Sebastian BlancaJan 31, 2015 12:18 pm GMT995 views
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WeGoLook Launches Custom Tasking for Tradeshow Attendees
DeskGigs
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

DeskGigs is a market place to Find Freelancers and Micro Jobs Online. Things people do for a fiver. Best available fiverr alternative. What can you do for 5$ - The online community where people...

desk gigsJan 25, 2015 08:56 am GMT949 views
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DeskGigs
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 GMT2330 views
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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

The savvy practitioner cannot rely on surface-level connections. They do not assume the sponsor sees immediately that the practice is for them because it’s called “innovation” and they ostensibly...

Doug CollinsJan 14, 2015 12:27 pm GMT1364 views
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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?
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 GMT3618 views
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Fastest Growing Jobs on Freelancer [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Earlier today, Freelancer put out a brief and an infographic (created by one of the freelancers on the platform, naturally) showing some of the fastest growing skill categories on its platform. The company also revealed that 74 percent of its users are 'millennials' (which it defines as between ages 18 and 34). Check out the infographic after the jump!

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Anton RootJan 07, 2015 11:42 pm GMT3394 views
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Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading?
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Ehsan Ehsani, co-founder of crowdsourced innovation platform Ennomotive, writes in to discuss the state of crowdsourcing, and where he believes it will go in 2015. One of his predictions: look out for more crowdsourcing mobile apps. Read the rest after the jump!

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 06, 2015 01:52 pm GMT6250 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 6
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding regulations again becoming discussed in North Carolina; Kickstarter's 2014 year in review; crowdsourcing information about shale gas; crowdsourced labor examined; sharing economy in Raleigh; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 06, 2015 11:43 am GMT1904 views
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MicroPasts Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Archaeological Research
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

MicroPasts, a platform developed by University College London (UCL) and the British Museum, is bringing together academic researchers and laymen interested in archaeology and history to help create high-quality data and attempt to uncover secrets of the past. Read all about it after the jump!

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Anton RootDec 31, 2014 01:09 pm GMT3816 views
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