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New Zealand Crowdsourcing New Flag Design
Crowd Creativity

New Zealand sports a rather unoriginal flag design that incorporates the UK’s Union Jack flag on a navy background, with four stars of the Southern Cross to the right. Now, the former British colony is deciding whether it should stand pat with its current design, or make a change. As it’s a matter of national debate, ordinary New Zealanders are being asked to not just comment on, but to also submit designs for a new flag, if they support an update.

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Anton RootMay 22, 2015 01:42 pm GMT282 views
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Google To Implement Googlebomb Fix To Prevent Racist Listings In Google Maps
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing the entire web goes bad with Google Maps, causing many locations to be relevant for slurs and derogatory words. Google promises a fix is on the way. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Jayne AnnMay 22, 2015 12:32 pm GMT196 views
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Google To Implement Googlebomb Fix To Prevent Racist Listings In Google Maps
Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Schifanella and co begin by crowdsourcing human opinion on the aesthetic quality of some 10,000 pictures from the Flickr database. These include both popular and unpopular images in four categories...

Jason RobbinsMay 22, 2015 12:02 pm GMT221 views
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Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook
Taylor Morrison Turns Home Design Over to Consumers
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Phoenix-based production home builder Taylor Morrison is tapping into the crowdsourcing concept to help formulate the look of some of its newest model homes. This summer, its myModel Home Project...

Harshida PatelMay 22, 2015 11:34 am GMT205 views
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Taylor Morrison Turns Home Design Over to Consumers
Crowd Coffee: May 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: doctors crowdsourcing medical opinion; crowdsourcing climate change strategy; Lebanon holds open innovation week; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 22, 2015 11:18 am GMT321 views
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The Most Successful Crowdfunded Projects
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Some of these inventions may pass under the radar without a trace, but here is a look at the most successful projects that are causing waves with their massive amounts of support.

Wade SotoMay 22, 2015 09:21 am GMT267 views
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The Most Successful Crowdfunded Projects
“What Is THAT?” How Medical Crowdsourcing Saved Teen’s Life
article Distributed Knowledge

Medical crowdsourcing is just one example of how healthcare is becoming more and more collaborative. “I’m a family medicine doctor, and I work with 115 doctors in 30 specialties, and I see all...

Jayne AnnMay 22, 2015 03:36 am GMT280 views
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“What Is THAT?” How Medical Crowdsourcing Saved Teen’s Life
OSCE provides pollution monitoring equipment to American University of Armenia
article Crowdfunding

The monitoring project has been funded from a crowdsourcing initiative, organised by ONEArmenia to allow the Centre for Responsible Mining to conduct independent monitoring of toxic heavy metal...

Claire MackayMay 22, 2015 03:14 am GMT395 views
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OSCE provides pollution monitoring equipment to American University of Armenia
OzCrowd
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

OzCrowd was established to provide a platform exclusively for Australian projects and can be considered one of the most liberal platforms worldwide. We allow all Australian individuals,...

Nick KarolidisMay 22, 2015 02:59 am GMT278 views
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OzCrowd
DHL unveils plans to boost Berlin’s parcel options
article Open Innovation

Other moves planned by DHL include additional time windows for parcel deliveries as well as working on “completely new” crowdsourcing options and testing its own smartphone app for the first time...

Jason RobbinsMay 22, 2015 02:52 am GMT245 views
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DHL unveils plans to boost Berlin’s parcel options
Teaching Federal Contracting Officers About Agile Could Net You $320,000
article Open Innovation

The Office of Management and Budget is holding a prize competition -- winners could get up to $320,000 -- for the best program for teaching federal contracting officers about more flexible ways of...

Samuel BennettMay 22, 2015 02:24 am GMT242 views
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Teaching Federal Contracting Officers About Agile Could Net You $320,000
FreeAgent £1m crowdfunding to drive ‘re-invention’
article Crowdfunding

EDINBURGH-based FreeAgent is furthering its drive to “re-invent” small business accounting with an ambitious £1 million crowdfunding campaign. The company – which provides cloud-based services...

Jason RobbinsMay 22, 2015 02:08 am GMT363 views
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FreeAgent £1m crowdfunding to drive ‘re-invention’
Could Crowdfunding Help Finance Future Research?
article Crowdfunding

The U.S. congress has proposed budgets cuts for research, but more and more scientists are turning to crowdfunding to bring their projects to light. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayMay 22, 2015 12:09 am GMT451 views
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Could Crowdfunding Help Finance Future Research?
Illinois Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding

The Illinois state house and senate have both unanimously passed HB 3429, a bill authorizing an intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption in Illinois. Once signed in to law by Governor Bruce Rauner,...

Howard OrloffMay 21, 2015 08:31 pm GMT398 views
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Illinois Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding
Get Ready To Be Transformed By The Crowd Economy: Join Us At CSW Summit Geneva, May 26
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The summit will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge with Switzerland’s innovators and change makers. There will be prizes, competitions and plenty of tools and techniques...

briana greenMay 21, 2015 07:31 pm GMT461 views
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Get Ready To Be Transformed By The Crowd Economy: Join Us At CSW Summit Geneva, May 26
Japan’s Weathernews Acquires Weathermob
Distributed Knowledge

Weathernews Inc announced yesterday that it’s acquired Boston-based crowdsourced weather app Weathermob, putting the spotlight on a subsector of the crowdsourcing industry that has so far been flying under the radar. The aim, according to a press release, is to “create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting.”

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Anton RootMay 21, 2015 07:18 pm GMT404 views
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Cool Startup Investing with RockThePost: Interview with Tanya Prive
article Crowdfunding

In this edition, David Drake spoke with Tanya Prive, the COO of RockThePost. How does one transform from a sales executive to a full-fledged entrepreneur? Working as a sales executive and audience...

Carmen CampoMay 21, 2015 11:41 am GMT466 views
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Cool Startup Investing with RockThePost: Interview with Tanya Prive
Crowd Coffee: May 21
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: how much will Reg. A+ cost entrepreneurs; Korean crowdfunding platform raises $16 million; Australian government looking to tax sharing economy profits; open innovation trends; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 21, 2015 10:53 am GMT400 views
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Appirio makes mobile innovation simple with new AppXpress Marketplace
article Open Innovation

Appirio today announced the launch of AppXpress, a new marketplace for businesses to build high quality iOS apps using a global crowdsourcing community of 750,000+ developers, designers and UI/UX...

Jayne AnnMay 21, 2015 09:18 am GMT435 views
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Appirio makes mobile innovation simple with new AppXpress Marketplace
Graduate student awarded in NASA challenge
article Open Innovation

Markus Novak, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, tied for fourth place in a NASA crowdsourcing contest, making him the only American student to place in the top five....

Samuel BennettMay 21, 2015 08:55 am GMT256 views
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Graduate student awarded in NASA challenge
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