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New GeoSure Global App Provides Up-to-the-minute Travel Safety Information in the Palm of your Hand
document Tools

The premier travel-risk assessment crowdsourcing tool, the GeoSure app is unique in its ability to provide ultra-accurate and ultra-timely safety related advisories to travelers and...

Benjamin FosselSep 19, 2014 01:39 am GMT47 views
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New GeoSure Global App Provides Up-to-the-minute Travel Safety Information in the Palm of your Hand
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 GMT297 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 GMT711 views
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They think it's all over
blog Crowdfunding

The big day has arrived! Your campaign has come to an end and you have managed to meet your financial goal. Brilliant! Now you can take the money, get on with the project and that’s that. Job done!...

Phundee.comSep 18, 2014 01:31 pm GMT326 views
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They think it's all over
How quick fixes hurt you
article Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Explaining complex concepts is hard. Although the modern online micro-financing has been changing the way we fund things for over 9 years now, crowdfunding still remains a complex concept for many...

Catalina AmihaiesiSep 18, 2014 11:26 am GMT844 views
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How quick fixes hurt you
SalesAgility launches Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund 100 enhancements to SuiteCRM
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

SuiteCRM, aims to raise £200,000 on KickStarter to accelerate the build of SuiteCRM 8, the next release of the product, and to transfer the code and governance into a not-for-profit foundation....

SuiteCRM Sep 18, 2014 10:33 am GMT2213 views
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SalesAgility launches Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund 100 enhancements to SuiteCRM
Two secrets on a collision course!
blog Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Each of us has a passion or a dream or a desire we keep buried inside, afraid the light of day may bring judgment, disapproval, or even ostracism. We play these “what if” games with ourselves...

CrowdClanSep 18, 2014 06:46 am GMT974 views
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Two secrets on a collision course!
10 Red Flags To Spot Crowdfunding Scams And Con Artists
article Crowdfunding

We are not professional investors and don’t have the expertise/time/desire to do a due diligence. Still, how can we avoid con artists or just those who don't have the skills and expertise to...

Elena MikhaylovaSep 18, 2014 02:48 am GMT658 views
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10 Red Flags To Spot Crowdfunding Scams And Con Artists
Funders Beware: Not All Crowdfunding Projects Deliver
article Crowdfunding

But the thing is, when you contribute to a crowdsourcing campaign, you have no guarantee of anything—that the product will reach its goal, that a successfully funded project will actually become a...

Samuel BennettSep 18, 2014 01:13 am GMT336 views
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Funders Beware: Not All Crowdfunding Projects Deliver
Dell Medical School dean discusses how to improve health care system
article Open Innovation

Johnston highlighted the Caring Wisely Program, an initiative he spearheaded at the University of California–San Francisco, where he was the former associate vice chancellor of research. Caring...

Jason RobbinsSep 18, 2014 12:56 am GMT774 views
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Dell Medical School dean discusses how to improve health care system
Social Media Sleuths Help Track Down Hate Crime Suspects
article Distributed Knowledge

Social media sleuthing may be a questionable tactic (remember Reddit and the Boston bombers?), but crowdsourcing successfully helped an investigation this week. According to Philadelphia police,...

Claire MackaySep 18, 2014 12:44 am GMT355 views
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Social Media Sleuths Help Track Down Hate Crime Suspects
3 ideas you can borrow from Italian giant Enel (including crowdsourcing)
article Open Innovation

Endesa employees who work at Enel's hydropower facilities in Spain have generated 268 ideas about ways to improve procedures, installations, systems and safety at the plants. The employee...

Harshida PatelSep 18, 2014 12:24 am GMT286 views
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3 ideas you can borrow from Italian giant Enel (including crowdsourcing)
CrowdFlower raises $12.5M for crowdsourced data scrubbing
article Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower is using crowdsourcing to simplify this process, and the company announced today that it has put together $12.5 million in funding to help it grow. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Jason RobbinsSep 18, 2014 12:01 am GMT343 views
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CrowdFlower raises $12.5M for crowdsourced data scrubbing
Tilt Introduces iOS 8-Ready, Updated App
blog Crowdfunding, Tools

Here at Tilt, we are obsessed with providing the easiest way to pool money with friends, so we’re happy to introduce our updated and iOS 8-ready app, available now exclusively on the App Store....

TiltSep 17, 2014 10:19 pm GMT649 views
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Tilt Introduces iOS 8-Ready, Updated App
“What has to scale is trust.” Tilt’s crowdfunding platform is in it for the long haul
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Having watched as Indiegogo failed to take action on crowdfunding sham after crowdfunding sham this year, seeing Tilt in early September take down the campaign for the Scribble Pen, which had...

TiltSep 17, 2014 10:17 pm GMT1271 views
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“What has to scale is trust.” Tilt’s crowdfunding platform is in it for the long haul
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 GMT881 views
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CrowdFunding Beat: Watch All Star Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
video Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

http://crowdfundbeat.com/ Watch All Star panel with Realty Mogul's CEO Jilliene Helman AssetAvenue , David Manshoory , Carlo Tabibi of patchofland.com David Drake Soho Loft as the Moderator...

Philip ChenSep 17, 2014 06:30 pm GMT825 views
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CrowdFunding Beat:  Watch All Star  Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software
blog Open Innovation

The rise of Open Source companies. How Open Source is fast becoming the standard for business software.

SuiteCRM Sep 17, 2014 03:59 pm GMT218 views
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After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software
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 GMT715 views
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Indiegogo Is About To Launch “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates
article Crowdfunding

Until now, crowdfunding platform -- Indiegogo has offered Fixed Funding campaigns where projects must meet their funding goal in a set time period to actually get the pledged dollars, and...

Fritz SchaeferSep 17, 2014 02:03 pm GMT427 views
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Indiegogo Is About To Launch “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates
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