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Carnegie Mellon Finds Crowdsourcing Can Aid Productivity
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Wasted effort is certainly something to be avoided, especially in today’s culture. Crowdsourcing is a wonderful tool

Claire MackayMay 14, 2012 07:44 am GMT1406 views
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Carnegie Mellon Finds Crowdsourcing Can Aid Productivity
Carnegie Mellon University spinoff gets grant for Tiramisu transit app
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Tiramisu Transit LLC, the Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company that uses crowdsourcing and GPS technology to track Port Authority of Allegheny County and CMU transit trips, has received...

Harshida PatelJun 29, 2012 08:23 am GMT1476 views
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Carnegie Mellon University spinoff gets grant for Tiramisu transit app
Carnegie Mellon University Releases Android Version Of Smartphone App That Tells You When Bus Will Arrive
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Tiramisu is among the initial projects to reach deployment with help from the Traffic21 initiative, which was created by Carnegie Mellon with support from the Hillman Foundation. It draws on...

Jayne AnnNov 28, 2011 04:26 pm GMT982 views
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Carnegie Mellon University Releases Android Version Of Smartphone App That Tells You When Bus Will Arrive
Carnegie Mellon Defends Crowdsourcing

A study from Carnegie Mellon University is coming to the defense of crowdsourcing, particularly when it comes to tapping the masses for ideas that lead to the creation of new products or services.

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Eric MackFeb 02, 2012 09:49 pm GMT3593 views
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Livehoods Maps Neighborhoods For The Social-Networking Age
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Right now, none of the individual "livehoods" have titles -- only numbers. Another researcher, Jason Hong, told the MIT Technology Review that his team might eventually...

Claire MackayMay 05, 2012 01:01 pm GMT929 views
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Livehoods Maps Neighborhoods For The Social-Networking Age
An iPhone App That Predicts When Bus Will Arrive
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Transit riders in Pittsburgh will soon be able to get the answer for the most common question for who waits at a bus stop: Where's the bus? Thanks to Tiramisu, a new pretty straightforward iPhone application developed at Carnegie Mellon University, riders will be able to share arrival times with each other.

By using crowdsourcing to share information, anyone waiting at a bus or T stop with an iPhone can see which buses or light rail vehicles are due to arrive next and, thanks to the signals from riders already aboard, get an idea of how long they have to wait.

Tiramisu — "pick me up" in Italian — makes it easy for riders to use their iPhones to signal the location and occupancy level of the Port Authority of Allegheny County  bus they are riding, in real-time.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 28, 2011 04:35 pm GMT3335 views
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Keck award enables Carnegie Mellon and Stanford to dramatically expand crowdsourced RNA design
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A $1 million grant through the Keck Foundation's Medical Research Program will provide ongoing support for the year-old EteRNA project, which has already engaged more than 30,000...

Sebastian BlancaMar 15, 2012 03:28 pm GMT955 views
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Keck award enables Carnegie Mellon and Stanford to dramatically expand crowdsourced RNA design
Picking the Brains of Strangers Helps Make Sense of Online Information
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"Collectively, people spend more than 70 billion hours a year trying to make sense of information they have gathered online," said Aniket Kittur, assistant professor in Carnegie...

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 14, 2012 04:20 am GMT687 views
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Picking the Brains of Strangers Helps Make Sense of Online Information
Engaging Online Crowds in the Classroom Could Be Important Tool for Teaching Innovation
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In a pilot study that invited the crowd into their classrooms, Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern instructors found that input from social media and other crowdsourcing sites helped the students...

Archenette EvangelioApr 30, 2013 06:51 am GMT1156 views
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Engaging Online Crowds in the Classroom Could Be Important Tool for Teaching Innovation
Crowd Workers Are Not Online Shakespeares, But HCII Researchers Show They Can Write
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The research team led by Aniket Kittur, assistant professor in CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), found that the crowdsourced articles compared favorably with articles written by a...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 05, 2011 01:58 am GMT2571 views
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Crowd Workers Are Not Online Shakespeares, But HCII Researchers Show They Can Write
Sweet App Helps Riders Find Port Authority Buses
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Tiramisu, an Italian word meaning, “pick me up,” is a user-friendly application that uses a rider's iPhone to signal the location and occupancy level of the Port Authority of Allegheny County...

Fiona MaresJul 28, 2011 09:34 pm GMT1423 views
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Sweet App Helps Riders Find Port Authority Buses
Crowd-sourcing Biology with an RNA game
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EteRNA is the joint effort of a group of scientists led by Das, and Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon. They met as postgraduate researchers at the...

Jayne AnnOct 22, 2011 05:48 am GMT1842 views
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Crowd-sourcing Biology with an RNA game
Duolingo and the Power of Human Computation
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Luis von Ahn wants to translate the web — all of it. To call him ambitious is an understatement. In a TED Talk that was originally uploaded to YouTube in April 2011, von Ahn introduced Duolingo, a crowdsourced translation project, and boldly proclaimed that with one million users, the site could help to convert the entirety of Wikipedia into Spanish in 80 hours. Free of charge. Even with a slightly more modest prediction of 100,000 users, the task would be completed within five weeks. What von Ahn, an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was proposing, and what Duolingo is now beginning to offer in a private beta, is a crowdsourced translation service that provides every volunteer with a service of their own. What he envisions is a tool that will not just revolutionize the Internet, but education itself.

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Alistair MackayDec 19, 2011 03:39 pm GMT8791 views
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Year in Review Part III: IndieGoGo's Best Campaigns of 2011
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The Best Entrepreneurial Campaigns of 2011 for Food: in.gredients. In addition to renewable packaging for all groceries, they will feature rainwater collectors, greywater systems, and a community...

Jason RobbinsJan 01, 2012 10:49 pm GMT1432 views
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Year in Review Part III: IndieGoGo's Best Campaigns of 2011
New CMU Study Shows How Firms Can Successfully Crowdsource High Potential New Product Ideas From Consumers
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According to Kannan Srinivasan, a Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor of International Business, " "Although crowdsourcing initiatives are being widely adopted in many different...

Benjamin FosselFeb 02, 2012 02:22 am GMT1169 views
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New CMU Study Shows How Firms Can Successfully Crowdsource High Potential New Product Ideas From Consumers
What Makes You An Annoying Tweeter? [Study]
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A new study released by researchers from Carnegie Mellon, MIT and Georgia Tech, who’ve spent the last year analyzing 43,000 crowdsourced responses from their site Who Gives a Tweet? The“Hot or...

Adam FrazerFeb 02, 2012 03:04 am GMT1323 views
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What Makes You An Annoying Tweeter? [Study]
New academic study confirms success of crowdsourcing ideas from customers
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If it’s true that greater awareness of crowdsourcing amongst consumer groups leads to more valuable contributions, then going forward major brands may reap the collective benefits. As using an...

Harshida PatelFeb 06, 2012 12:41 pm GMT1208 views
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New academic study confirms success of crowdsourcing ideas from customers
The (scientific) Truth About Crowdsourcing
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The net of Carnegie Mellon's study on crowdsourcing is that many people submit an idea early on, a minority stick with it and continue to enter in ideas, those that do generally get better...

Pablo BracciniFeb 18, 2012 12:09 am GMT1263 views
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The (scientific) Truth About Crowdsourcing
CAPTCHA, Crowdsourcing Pioneer Von Ahn Captures Grace Murray Hopper Award
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Luis von Ahn, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University best known for his work in protecting websites via crowdsourcing, has been named winner of the 2011 Grace Murray Hopper Award....

Claire MackayApr 27, 2012 12:36 am GMT2876 views
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CAPTCHA, Crowdsourcing Pioneer Von Ahn Captures Grace Murray Hopper Award
Duolingo Launches Today, Aims to Crowdsource Translation
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Duolingo, a service that aims to translate internet content into multiple languages while teaching users foreign words and grammar, is scheduled to launch today.

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Anton RootJun 19, 2012 03:54 am GMT4410 views
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