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Making Water Safer in Rural India with the Crowd’s Help
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The importance of safe drinking water is difficult to overstate. Sadly, millions of people continue to live without ready access to clean water. Despite the Indian state’s best efforts, the problem is difficult to fix because of just how expansive India’s rural regions are, and how difficult it is to monitor the quality of water going into each town or village. That’s why a research team led by Joe Brown of Georgia Tech University is looking to take a bottom-up approach to water monitoring.

 

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Anton RootSep 18, 2014 03:41 pm GMT381 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 18
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter lawsuit nearing decision; crowdfunding not a sure thing for small businesses; citizen scientists help biologists gather information on a stingless ray; the sharing economy and electricity, revisited; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 18, 2014 01:37 pm GMT787 views
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Launcht’s Freeman White Steps Down as CEO
Crowdfunding

Freeman White, co-founder and CEO of white label crowdfunding platform Launcht, announced earlier this month that he has stepped down from his post after four years with the company. White’s co-founder Spencer Taylor has taken over as CEO.

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Anton RootSep 17, 2014 09:22 pm GMT901 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this edition: crowdfunding advice for charities; Prefundia launches 'coming soon' crowdfunding pages; equity crowdfunding coming to Texas, state representative says; crowdsourcing subtitles for endangered languages; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 17, 2014 03:28 pm GMT726 views
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Kickstarter Expands to Scandinavia, Ireland
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter announced yesterday that it’s expanding to four new countries: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden. Starting yesterday, project creators can begin creating their campaign page; they won’t be able to actually launch their campaigns to the public until October 21.

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Anton RootSep 16, 2014 09:29 pm GMT648 views
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Why the Last Days of a Crowdfunding Campaign are the Most Important
Crowdfunding

Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, continues to explore the numbers behind successful Kickstarter campaigns. In the post below, he looks at two recent successful campaigns that saw a significant spike in pledges as they got closer to the deadline.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 16, 2014 04:21 pm GMT757 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 16
Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: enacted JOBS Act portions have mixed results thus far; Michigan helping to crowdfund an art center; McDonald's is crowdsourcing a new burger; how the Republicans can embrace the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 16, 2014 02:22 pm GMT745 views
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Your Complete Crowdfunding Campaign Checklist [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Launching a crowdfunding campaign may seem quite easy — write a brief description, throw up some perks, and publish it for the world to consider. In reality, campaign owners need to do a lot of planning in order to ensure success (Potato Salad excluded). Check out this checklist before launching your campaign.

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Anton RootSep 15, 2014 05:43 pm GMT1943 views
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Pono Music Makes History: Listen and Learn
Crowdfunding

Rose Spinelli writes in with her latest weekly crowdfunding tip. Instead of answering a question, this time she shares a recent podcast she did with 'This Week in Crowdfunding,' which looks at the highly successful Pono Music Kickstarter and Crowdfunder campaigns. Listeners should be able to pick up a few tips, at least, that they can translate to their own campaigns.

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Rose SpinelliSep 15, 2014 04:15 pm GMT1450 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Monday edition: Australia considering equity crowdfunding rules; Kickstarter launches in Ireland; can we trust disaster relief crowdsourcing efforts; Germany's ban on Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 15, 2014 02:37 pm GMT773 views
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White House Announces New Crop of Presidential Innovation Fellows
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

This year, crowdsourcing was one of the key focus points of the PIF program. While previous rounds of the initiative had resulted in crowdsourcing-specific positions, this round was the first to specify crowdsourcing as a core area the government wanted to focus on as a way to improve existing processes. Earlier this week, the White House quietly posted this round’s fellows on the program website.

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Anton RootSep 12, 2014 08:29 pm GMT1272 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 12
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition: crowdfunding and due diligence; more on GoFundMe's pulling of an abortion campaign; the sharing economy in Britain; Germany's ban on Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 12, 2014 03:27 pm GMT1045 views
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GoPYT Wants to Help Students Fund Their Education
Crowdfunding

Speak to any recent graduate in the US about their last four years, and one unpleasant topic will invariably come up: student loan debt. It’s a problem that’s grabbed many headlines over the past several years, and for good reason. Two-thirds of graduates are entering the job market with sizeable bills to pay; the average borrower graduates with $26,000 in debt. In total, college debt amounts to $1.2 trillion in the US.

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Anton RootSep 11, 2014 09:20 pm GMT1481 views
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Equity Crowdfunding Is Already Available to Filmmakers
Crowdfunding

In the following guest post, Gregory Parker, co-founder and CEO of IndieCrowdFunder.com, discusses equity crowdfunding in the context of film, and explains how filmmakers can finance their movies and TV shows in the existing regulatory environment.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 11, 2014 04:23 pm GMT2209 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 11
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: crowdfunding's taxing questions remain unanswered; another overfunded Kickstarter campaign has trouble fulfilling rewards; Nissan's crowdsourced car taking on Alaska; sharing economy cleaning service offers benefits and drawbacks to workers; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 11, 2014 02:17 pm GMT1137 views
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Help Track the Growth of Crowdfunding, Take the 2014CF Industry Survey!
Crowdfunding

Thanks to all who have already submitted their responses to our 2014CF Crowdfunding Industry Survey, launched a few days ago! Please take 15 minutes to check out the survey and submit your information. The annual research report provides all industry with the fact base to know how the industry is growing and changing. We invite you to be a part of the research!

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Anton RootSep 10, 2014 05:44 pm GMT1492 views
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Freelancers Are Changing the Western Workforce
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Jack Telford, co-founder of Total Freelance, an online freelancer marketplace, writes in to discuss the growing number of freelance workers in western nations (specifically UK and US), and how that affects businesses.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 10, 2014 05:06 pm GMT1238 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 10
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: White says Dodd-Frank, JOBS Act priority for SEC; GoFundMe removes abortion campaign; why space crowdfunding campaigns are popular; crowdsourcing campaigns may be encouraging malicious behavior; sharing economy and politics; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 10, 2014 03:54 pm GMT1080 views
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Analysis of Coolest Cooler's $13M Playbook
Crowdfunding

Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, continues to explore the numbers behind the record-breaking Coolest Cooler campaign. In the post below, Leychenko explores where the campaign was shared, what perk levels were the most popular, and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 09, 2014 05:53 pm GMT2314 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 9
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: more filmmakers turn to crowdfunding; more DonorsChoose campaigns funded; new study says crowd wisdom can help pick rising stocks; negatives of the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 09, 2014 03:54 pm GMT1128 views
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