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Fancy Hands teams up with TaskRabbit to move beyond reservations and research with physical tasks
article Cloud Labor

Fancy Hands, a service which helps you do things like make reservations and research trips abroad, has announced its integration with crowdsourcing website- TaskRabbit, a network for posting and...

Pablo BracciniMar 28, 2013 03:53 am GMT2708 views
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Fancy Hands teams up with TaskRabbit to move beyond reservations and research with physical tasks
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Fancy Hands is a team of personal assistants ready to work for you right now. You should focus on what's important, and let the team focus on the rest. Fancy Hands works in 3 ways:...

Archenette EvangelioNov 01, 2011 08:53 am GMT1275 views
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Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
article Cloud Labor

Mechanical Turk is one of the biggest crowdsourcing engines on the Web, enabling entrepreneurs to quickly assemble and disassemble virtual factories filled with online workers that can do the...

Samuel BennettJun 28, 2013 05:50 am GMT1460 views
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Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
Mission accomplished: The Oatmeal raises $875,000 to build a museum honoring Nikola Tesla
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The state of New York promised to match Inman’s raise, putting the total for the project at $1.7 million as of the time of this writing. Inman states, via the Indiegogo campaign, that the funds...

Benjamin FosselAug 21, 2012 11:14 pm GMT1063 views
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Mission accomplished: The Oatmeal raises $875,000 to build a museum honoring Nikola Tesla
Crowdfunding Tip of the Week: Outsource Your Way to Success

Crowdfunding is devilishly full of details that are too much to handle for the average human trying to go it alone. It’s the reason many people decide crowdfunding is not for them — who has the time? Rose Spinelli writes in to tell our readers about a few services that crowdfunders can use to hire virtual assistants for their campaign.

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Rose SpinelliNov 18, 2013 05:02 pm GMT4793 views
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Nokia call on the crowd to remake its iconic ringtone

When you hold the lofty position of being the number one manufacturer of both mobile phone handsets and smartphones with a 13 and 17 point lead respectively in market share, you might think “why change a winning formula”;  however for Nokia, innovation is the DNA not just part of it! Nokia maintains a healthy lead in the rankings charts for 2010 as reported by both IDC and Strategy Analytics however with Samsung’s annual sales growth trumping Nokia’s by a factor of over four times, Nokia’s number one position is threatened unless it can improve its annual sales growth figures.

One recent attempt to do this was to make an open call for innovation, inviting, for the first time, the crowd to create a new version of its iconic ringtone, which has been its trademark since 1994.

In partnership, Nokia selected the small Finnish startup, AudioDraft which was founded in July 2010. AudioDraft specializes in contest based challenges that crowdsource music and sound design. The contest attracted thousands of talented sound designers and music producers from all over the world, with Nokia paying $ 10,000 for the winner. The new ringtone will be available on some 100 million devices and will be heard over 1 billion times a day.

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Carl EspostiSep 11, 2011 07:27 am GMT5638 views
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CloudFactory, a Cloud Labor platform for creating work opportunities for people in developing nations
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Developed by two idealistic Canadians and two open-minded Americans, the Cloud Labor platform CloudFactory, lauched this week in San Francisco, is an ambitious project based in Kathmandu, Nepal, with an objective to bring new opportunities of work to people in developing countries to help fight poverty.

Crowdsourcing.org had the opportunity to interview Tom Puskarich, VP Business Development of CloudFactory while he was in San Francisco for the launch of the platform at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference. We learned that CloudFactory is following a similar model to established providers such as CrowdFlower, Microtask and others. CloudFactory allows businesses to design virtual assembly lines for all types of digital work such as inputting data from handwritten forms, extracting data from images, flagging bad content and categorizing things. However, “The main difference between CloudFactory and its competitors is its free self-serve toolset that allows users to set-up their own workflows” Tom Puskarich, VP Business Development, informed us.

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Carl EspostiSep 16, 2011 06:16 am GMT9389 views
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Crowdfunding Social Enterprises for the Greater Good

A crowdfunding portal recently launched a new effort to fund for-profit efforts with a do-good aspect. We checked in with Crowdfunder's Chance Barnett to see how it's going.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 17, 2013 05:34 pm GMT5023 views
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CrowdCharts Helps to Keep Crowdfunders Informed
Crowdfunding

With crowdfunding growing steadily across multiple sectors, a number of startups are popping up to help industry insiders and casual observers to make sense of just how big crowdfunding is. Some of the most useful sites have been those collecting data around individual campaigns — CrowdCharts, Kicktraq, and The Crowdfunding Centre, for instance. These sites show insightful data around how fast campaigns met their goals, how many users contributed on what days, and what strategies resulted in an uptick of pledges.

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Anton RootJan 08, 2015 08:09 pm GMT2758 views
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How Important Is Email Marketing for Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding

Even the best campaigns can struggle if they don't have an email audience to tap into throughout the campaign. Crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli looks at a campaign that is struggling to gain traction, and offers some tips on how to build up an email audience. Read her advice and leave your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliApr 06, 2015 12:58 pm GMT2049 views
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Sending Pitch Emails to Media? Nobody Reads Them
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Today, many crowdfunding campaign owners send journalists and bloggers links to their campaigns, so they can get valuable press exposure and eyeballs on their campaigns. While that may have worked a few years ago when crowdfunding was still a novelty, writes crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli, such an approach is no longer very effective, unless the email is well targeted and highly engaging. Spinelli provides tips on how to write such a message. Read her latest advice, and ask your own questions in the comments.

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Rose SpinelliJun 01, 2015 02:22 pm GMT2005 views
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Gig. Gig. Or Gig?
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Steve Wood of Boom Ideanet, a crowdsourced advertising firm, writes in to discuss “the role of crowdsourcing in the gig economy — it can be worthy, as long as one gets the gig because of the gig without being gigged.” Read on to find out what he means by the different definitions of ‘gig’ and how it relates to crowdsourcing.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 27, 2015 07:27 pm GMT1274 views
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