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Crowdsourcing Repetitive Tasks: CrowdFlower Founder Lukas Biewald (Part 1)
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Prior to co-founding CrowdFlower, Lukas Biewald was a senior scientist and manager within the ranking and management team at Powerset, Inc., a natural language search technology company later...

Pablo BracciniSep 29, 2011 02:41 pm GMT1355 views
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Crowdsourcing Repetitive Tasks: CrowdFlower Founder Lukas Biewald (Part 1)
Better Crowdsourcing through Automated Methods for Quality Control
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Lukas Biewald presented an extensive break down of MTurk workers on the basis of country/continent – with India making up 46.85% increasing its percentage compared to past survey figures and US...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 27, 2011 08:14 am GMT6842 views
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Better Crowdsourcing through Automated Methods for Quality Control
CrowdFlower: Automated Quality Assurance
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

 

Are there mechanisms that reach deeper into the economic system, which make crowdsourcing solutions truly indispensable? Lukas Biewald is convinced of this. What is the reason behind the rapid success of the business practice of crowdsourcing? "Companies aren’t doing it because it is cheaper, but also because its better," said Biewald at CrowdConvention last week. Click here for German.

 

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Frank PuscherJun 25, 2011 10:37 am GMT9143 views
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Changes at Crowdflower
Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower, the San Francisco-based crowdsourcing company, will announce significant management changes later today. Co-Founder and CEO Lukas Biewald will be replaced by Woody Hobbs, a veteran executive with experience at both technology and financial service firms. CrowdFlower will also appoint Richard Arnold as CFO and VP of strategy and corporate development. Hobbs and Arnold have worked together on three previous ventures. including serving as CEO and CFO of the mobile software provider Intellisync when it was acquired by Nokia for $430 million in 2006.

Dolores Labs, renamed CrowdFlower in January 2010, was founded by Biewald in and Chis Van Pelt in 2007, and quickly became one of the most reputable firms utilizing Amazon's Mechanical Turk platform. Biewald brought methodological rigor to an oft-disparaged category of crowdsourcing. Biewald and company were rewarded with considerable interest from the venture capital community. In March of last year CrowdFlower raised $5 million in Series A funding and in March this year raised an additional $7 million.

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Jeff HoweAug 02, 2011 03:03 pm GMT5638 views
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Crowdflower – As pessoas são melhores que os computadores..
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Lukas Biewald's presentation during the Conferencia Crowdsourcing Comunidades e Co-Criação in Sao Paulo, Brazil last August 29, 2011, points to how fast crowdsourcing is growing....

Archenette EvangelioSep 07, 2011 08:28 am GMT1669 views
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Crowdflower – As pessoas são melhores que os computadores..
Crowdsortium Symposium: Quality Control
video Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

This video features Lukas Biewald, former CEO of CrowdFlower and Jason Aiken, Community Director, 99designs. Biewald and Aiken discuss quality controls in the crowdsource space. Other topics...

Archenette EvangelioSep 28, 2011 01:11 am GMT5477 views
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Crowdsortium Symposium: Quality Control
A PopTech collaboration: Sarah Fortune & Lukas Biewald
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

“I thought maybe we could crowdsource it,” Sarah Fortune recalled yesterday in front of a packed house at PopTech 2011. So she asked onstage, ‘Is there an app for that?’ Unbelievably, someone in...

Jayne AnnOct 23, 2011 11:42 pm GMT1344 views
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A PopTech collaboration: Sarah Fortune & Lukas Biewald
CrowdConf 2011: Begrüßung by Lukas Biewald
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CrowdFlower CEO and CrowdConf Host Lukas Biewald gives his welcome and opening remarks at CrowdConf 2011 in San Francisco.

Archenette EvangelioNov 14, 2011 08:30 am GMT544 views
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CrowdConf 2011: Begrüßung by Lukas Biewald
Startups: Lukas Biewald of CrowdFlower on TWiST #154 Bonus
video Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

While at Google HQ, Jason sat down with Lukas Biewald of CrowdFlower to talk about the global crowd sourced marketplace, the future of outsourced labor and the dynamics of a free market.

Marco TorquatiFeb 12, 2012 01:33 am GMT2155 views
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Startups: Lukas Biewald of CrowdFlower on TWiST #154 Bonus
A CrowdConf 2012 Preview with Organizer Lukas Biewald

In this episode of our podcast, From the Crowd, we talk to Crowdflower CEO and CrowdConf host Lukas Biewald about the third crowdsourcing conference, CrowdConf 2012, set for October 23 in San Francisco.

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Eric MackOct 19, 2012 04:40 pm GMT6258 views
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Lukas Biewald's super-flat company
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Lukas Biewald is CEO and founder of CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing Internet company that breaks large digital projects into small microtasks and distributes them to workers around the world. "We...

Samuel BennettNov 12, 2012 01:29 am GMT1462 views
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Lukas Biewald's super-flat company
Fortune and Biewald: Crowdsourcing TB cell annotation
video Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Sarah Fortune, TB expert, and Lukas Biewald, CEO of the crowdsourcing start-up, Crowdflower, pair up through PopTech to crowdsource a task best done by the human eye: cataloging TB’s bacterial...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 19, 2011 08:19 pm GMT1389 views
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Fortune and Biewald: Crowdsourcing TB cell annotation
The Future of Work
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In the future, crowdsourcing is going to get bigger and bigger as more jobs will be generated. One interesting point in the video is that the future of work no longer requires people to be in one...

Archenette EvangelioDec 22, 2010 04:45 pm GMT2932 views
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The Future of Work
Massive Multiplayer Human Computation for Fun, Money, and Survival
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourced labor has begun to level the playing field with respect to job access. This lends greater meritocracy to the job market: it is a natural extension of what the Internet has already...

Tonya Van Dijk May 07, 2011 05:44 pm GMT2389 views
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Massive Multiplayer Human Computation for Fun, Money, and Survival
CrowdConvention: Leise Revolution
document Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Some of the speakers during the CrowdConvention were the following: Jeff Howe Harri Holopainen Pia Erkinheimo Carl Esposti Sigrid Ruppert Ville Mietinnen Mark Krause Lukas Biewald

Benjamin FosselJun 19, 2011 02:51 am GMT3682 views
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CrowdConvention: Leise Revolution
Automatische Qualitätssicherung
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„Letztes Jahr hatte ich ein einschneidendes Erlebnis auf der CrowdConf in San Francisco. Als ich die Frage stellte, wer schon von Crowdsourcing gehört habe, erntete ich schallendes Gelächter“....

Cristina CaineJun 25, 2011 10:45 am GMT3837 views
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Automatische Qualitätssicherung
A short recap of Crowdconvention at Berlin
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A recap of the Crowdconvention in Berlin: Jeff Howe gave big thanks to better applications that became available for every consumer and artist. Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower introduced...

Rebecca GutierrezAug 15, 2011 12:19 am GMT1713 views
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A short recap of Crowdconvention at Berlin
Lingotek Announces Contest for CrowdConf2011
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Collaborative Translation Company Lingotek To Announce Contest Winner at World’s Largest Crowdsourcing Conference

Lingotek, a leading provider of collaborative translation solutions, is offering crowdsourcing fans the chance to win a prize in a contest held just before this year’s CrowdConf2011, the world’s first and largest conference on the future of distributed work. The contest, presented by Lingotek, will award the prize to the contestant with the best essay related to the importance of translation in global business.

The winner of the contest will be awarded access to Lingotek’s award-winning Collaborative Translation Platform—Hosted Version for one year as well as two tickets to the world’s largest crowdsourcing conference, CrowdConf2011 (approximate retail value of $36,100). The contest runs from October 6-21, please go to and click on the Contests page. If the contestant “likes” Lingotek on Facebook, enters the required information and shares their best essay related to the importance of language translation for business, the contestant will be entered into the contest. Entries will be judged by Lingotek President and CEO Rob Vandenberg, Crowdflower CEO Woody Hobbs, Crowdflower Founder and Executive Chairman Lukas Biewald and Daily Crowdsource Founder David Bratvold, the judges will present the award on October 25th and recognize the winner on stage at CrowdConf2011.  See Official Rules for further information.

“CrowdConf2011 gathers leaders in a field that is fundamentally changing the way work is done around the globe,” said Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO of Lingotek. “Lingotek is one of the technologies on the cutting edge of this shift. We’re proud to be part of this world-changing discussion, as well as award the prize of Lingotek’s crowd-oriented benefits to a lucky winner.”

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 06, 2011 09:01 pm GMT5297 views
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Crowdsourcing The Path to Success
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Lukas Biewald has a few pieces of advice for entrepreneurs based on his experience raising capital: 1. Don’t raise money if you don’t absolutely have to. 2. Choose large investors and...

Samuel BennettOct 12, 2011 11:58 pm GMT3144 views
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Crowdsourcing The Path to Success
CrowdFlower Announces Industry First Enterprise Crowdsourcing Platform Powered by Patent-Pending CrowdEngine Technology
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“Crowdsourcing is no longer limited to early adopter companies,” says Lukas Biewald, founder and executive chairman of CrowdFlower. “The scale and technology only available in CrowdFlower's...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2011 12:16 pm GMT6452 views
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CrowdFlower Announces Industry First Enterprise Crowdsourcing Platform Powered by Patent-Pending CrowdEngine Technology
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