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An Unexpected Innovation for Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Regular contributor Thomas Vass, the owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss Folio's Private Placement Platform, and the effects it can have on the crowdfunding industry.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 31, 2014 05:12 pm GMT527 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 31
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this end-of-week edition: Seedrs coming to the US; Dropkicker interview; how to get the media to write about your crowdfunding campaign; Starbucks crowdsourcing its delivery service?; crowdsourced design platform gets a major cash infusion; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 31, 2014 02:15 pm GMT319 views
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eYeka Unveils Mobile App
Crowd Creativity

The app allows users to keep up with the latest developments taking place on eYeka. They can access any notifications they may have gotten, see what challenges the platform is running at the moment, and answer ‘Quick Questions’ to earn some Creative Score points, which can help to show brands how engaged you are in the eYeka community.

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Anton RootOct 30, 2014 12:39 pm GMT332 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 30
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: more on RedditMade; crowdfunding campaign helps an elderly man make ends meet; the benefits and drawbacks of soliciting ideas from the crowd; sharing economy's worker protection problem; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 30, 2014 11:14 am GMT612 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.

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Anton RootOct 29, 2014 09:17 pm GMT704 views
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Reddit Launches a Crowdfunding Platform for Products
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Reddit is partnering with manufacturers who will oversee the production process. That means that there’s virtually no risk for the backers, either, like there is on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, where creators can get bogged down in fulfilling their rewards and products.

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Anton RootOct 29, 2014 08:03 pm GMT1587 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 29
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: three trends that will change crowdfunding; Australia's National Archives crowdsourcing photographs and personal histories of WWI; how can crowdsourcing and open innovation help your business; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 29, 2014 04:03 pm GMT705 views
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Scoopshot Adds Social Features
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourced photography app Scoopshot announced last week that it has released the latest, 4.0 version of its app for iOS and Android devices. The update brings a number of social features to the app: users can view others’ portfolios, see trending images, and follow their favorite contributors, publishers, and brands.

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Anton RootOct 28, 2014 08:56 pm GMT887 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 28
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: debunking crowdfunding myths; ebola research crowdfunding campaign raises $100,000; Fisher Price crowdsources two new toys; there's now a Carebnb; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 28, 2014 09:32 am GMT953 views
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P2P Business for Small Lenders [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

P2P isn't always the best option for every business, but it does provide a new financing opportunity for young companies in need of growth capital. Smarter Finance USA, a company that helps small business owners learn about available financing options, recently put out an infographic showing how P2P differs from more traditional sources of capital, highlighting some of the positives. Check it out after the jump.

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Anton RootOct 27, 2014 09:02 pm GMT1452 views
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Don’t Bury Your Lede!
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli writes in with advice that's applicable to anyone, not just crowdfunders, looking to spread a message: don't bury the lede! She looks at a campaign whose owner is a great communicator, but not on the all-important campaign page. Read her latest advice and submit your own questions for future Rose Recommends columns!

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Rose SpinelliOct 27, 2014 12:00 pm GMT1138 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 27
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: crowdsourcing and supercomputing helping to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone; Zooppa's crowdsourced advertising; what happens when a Kickstarter campaign doesn't ship; Michigan's crowdfunding law examined; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 27, 2014 11:30 am GMT762 views
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Duolingo Teaches You a Language – And Wants to Help You Prove It, Too
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Duolingo’s language learning platform is, of course, very useful to many people who want to travel, study, or work abroad. But unless they can prove their proficiency, their efforts can go unnoticed. That’s why over the summer, Duolingo launched Test Center, a new site and app that allows users to certify their knowledge of the English language. The service will cost $20 (while it’s in beta, it’s free), around a tenth of the price of the TOEFL, Duolingo says.

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Anton RootOct 24, 2014 07:20 pm GMT1513 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 24
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: the perils of crowdfunding a beer; why asking your friends to crowdfund a vacation may be impolite; why Uber should open up its passenger ratings; a crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform opens in Kansas; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 24, 2014 12:29 pm GMT675 views
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How to Make Crowdsourcing Faster and More Reliable
Crowd Creativity

Adam Stone, CEO of Speedlancer, an Australian crowdsourcing platform, writes in to discuss two problems in the crowdsourcing industry, namely the lack of experienced workers and fairness, and how his company aims to solve them.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 23, 2014 09:55 am GMT1991 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 23
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: sharing economy's organized workers; Texas Securities Board approves equity crowdfunding rules; Chaordix creates a crowdsourcing community for higher education; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 23, 2014 09:09 am GMT1071 views
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Folio Investing Aims to Change the Way People Invest In and Manage Private Securities
Crowdfunding

Folio Investing has a lofty goal: it wants to make the management of private securities as simple as public ones. If the company succeeds, it can have drastic effects on the private placement and the emerging equity crowdfunding industries by filling a number of clear needs.

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Anton RootOct 22, 2014 05:27 pm GMT1683 views
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How Crowdfinancing for Main Street Businesses Can Impact the Economy
Crowdfunding

Rob Misheloff, owner of Smarter Finance USA, a company that helps small business owners learn about the different options available to them for business financing, writes in to look at how peer-to-business financing can help small businesses to grow their operations and, if all goes well, hire more employees.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 22, 2014 04:35 pm GMT1048 views
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Crowd Coffee: October 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this mid-week edition: JOBS Act lets hedge funds open up; hefty hoverboard raising cash on Kickstarter; Apple is crowdsourcing business listing to improve its Maps; taxing and regulating the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 22, 2014 01:40 pm GMT701 views
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Tilt Is on a Mission to Make Crowdfunding Free and Easy for Everyone
Crowdfunding

Tilt has a grand vision: it wants to be for crowdfunding what WordPress is for blogging. That is, the San Francisco-based company wants to make it simple and free for people to have a crowdfunding campaign up in minimal time, for anything they think is worth funding. The company has made a series of moves to put its ambitious goals well within reach; indeed, in multiple major ways, the company has already delivered.

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Anton RootOct 22, 2014 12:27 am GMT2211 views
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