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Booz & Company: R&D spending returns to pre-recession levels
article Open Innovation

"Companies' reliance on traditional sources for the majority of new ideas, despite the attention paid in recent years to more open innovation processes, is one of the more interesting...

Jayne AnnOct 30, 2012 11:55 am GMT1991 views
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Booz & Company: R&D spending returns to pre-recession levels
Protesters Reorganize as Bulgaria Parliament Takes Recess
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

While fewer protesters are taking the streets during summer recess, much of the movement has moved online, finding a home on independent web sites that spur public debate. In the beginning of July,...

Samuel BennettAug 16, 2013 02:16 am GMT1074 views
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Protesters Reorganize as Bulgaria Parliament Takes Recess
Crowdfund Investing: A Zero-Cost Initiative to Create Jobs
Crowdfunding

There is a solution to the nation’s poor growth and anemic state of job creation. However, it requires updating Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations regarding general solicitation and accreditation so average Americans can choose to invest in local small businesses. It is called Crowdfund Investing (CFI) — a common sense idea that has attracted the interest and support of President Barack Obama. Republican House member Patrick McHenry (NC) recently introduced H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, legislation that aligns with the general framework supported by the President. So here we have a “common ground” idea where both sides of the political aisle agree on many key details. There is no excuse to move slowly with crowdfund investing as it will help thousands of small businesses and add fuel to our gasping economy.

Nascent entrepreneurs and growth-oriented firms continue to have a difficult time finding capital to expand, innovate and grow. Of course, our nation has counted on the job-creating prowess of small businesses to lead us out of difficult economic periods. This time around, unfortunately, the uncertainties have become too great. New start-ups, which have fueled job creation after previous recessions, have not taken root at the same pace as in the past. Weak demand, tight capital and credit markets, and policy uncertainties continue to erode confidence. The CFI solution is one leg of the stool that will help entrepreneurs identify new sources of capital, thus providing optimism and much needed resources for investment and growth.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 28, 2011 08:50 pm GMT3404 views
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Crowdsourcing: Your Recession-Proof Marketing Strategy?
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing has its problems and critics, but for a number of brands, it is proving to be an effective solution for doing smarter marketing faster and more cost-effectively. But...

Adam FrazerNov 09, 2011 02:53 am GMT1601 views
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Crowdsourcing: Your Recession-Proof Marketing Strategy?
Crowdsourcing Study Shows Benefits for Enterprise
document Cloud Labor

Tasks to be completed that are crowdsourced to a sea of heads, simply put, reaps benefits because they fight tooth and nail to give you the best bang for your buck.

Claire MackayDec 07, 2011 10:49 am GMT2566 views
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Crowdsourcing Study Shows Benefits for Enterprise
How The Seattle Times Is Using Facebook Groups as a Crowdsourcing Tool
document Distributed Knowledge

ProPublica started a Patient Harm Community Facebook group to create a “community of people … who are interested in discussing patient harm, its causes and solutions.” Adrienne LaFrance over at...

Jason RobbinsMay 31, 2012 11:38 pm GMT742 views
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How The Seattle Times Is Using Facebook Groups as a Crowdsourcing Tool
Crowdfunding Perspective: “The Kickstarter Recession”
document Crowdfunding

Funding Launchpad adviser Brian Tsushiya added his passionate voice to the conversation on “ The Kickstarter Recession ” : "The most successful projects on kickstarter are ALL commercial...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 23, 2012 02:18 pm GMT956 views
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Crowdfunding Perspective: “The Kickstarter Recession”
Post-2008 Government Interventions and Initiatives for Economic Recovery and the Promise of the 2012 JOBS Act
blog Crowdfunding

Since the Great Recession of 2008, the United States has struggled to implement policies conducive to a full and speedy economic recovery. Some initiatives have worked better than others, which...

Lance McNeillDec 01, 2013 11:33 pm GMT1110 views
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Post-2008 Government Interventions and Initiatives for Economic Recovery and the Promise of the 2012 JOBS Act
Crowd-Pimp My Ride
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is becoming a true cross-sector phenomenon, and the car industry is no exception. Where else can you ask, “crowd-pimp my ride”? More and more companies understand that what the customer designs the customer buys! Car manufacturers from specialty firms to international giants are engaging consumers in the creation of new auto design concepts.

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Vince CooperDec 20, 2010 06:40 am GMT4549 views
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Crowdsourcing by Fleaser
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

To get started with crowdsourcing, one must do the following: 1. Start small. 2. Apply the 90:9:1 rule. 3. Get the motivational mix right. 4. Deal with Sturgeon’s Law. 5. Harness Joy’s Law....

Archenette EvangelioJan 08, 2011 08:59 am GMT1785 views
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Crowdsourcing by Fleaser
Spreading Sustainability: From the Fortune 500 to the Next 5,000
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

For the companies that make up mainstream corporate America, environmental issues may still largely be seen as a cost center rather than a competitive edge. Companies can spread the principles of...

Pablo BracciniApr 28, 2011 09:53 pm GMT2424 views
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Spreading Sustainability: From the Fortune 500 to the Next 5,000
Gigwalk
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

Gigwalk turn iPhones into a second paycheck and instantly connect businesses to the talented Gigwalk community workforce to do Gigs using the Gigwalk iPhone App. The Gigwalk mobile workforce is...

Tonya Van Dijk May 07, 2011 03:16 pm GMT3349 views
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Gigwalk
Savvy Grads Bring Extra Edge to Intense Entry-Level Job Market
document Cloud Labor

Attending college during a tough recession, the savviest graduates recognized the need to gain real-world experience while still in school, finding opportunities to build their portfolios – even...

Benjamin FosselMay 27, 2011 04:54 pm GMT2261 views
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Savvy Grads Bring Extra Edge to Intense Entry-Level Job Market
Funding, cubed
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Crowdcube provides a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with potential investors.They're the world’s first crowdfunding website that gives investors equity in the companies they fund. It...

Tim SatterthwaiteOct 05, 2011 10:35 pm GMT1477 views
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Funding, cubed
Crowdfunding Nation: The Rise and Evolution of Collaborative Funding
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Living in an era of unprecedented connectivity, crowdfunding represents a new way for creators, makers, entrepreneurs and social activists to realize their dreams. Moreover, the collaboration...

Tim SatterthwaiteOct 13, 2011 08:07 am GMT2267 views
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Crowdfunding Nation: The Rise and Evolution of Collaborative Funding
Hard-hit Obama donors still opening wallets
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In the Detroit area, where unemployment has exceeded 14 percent, supporters wrote hundreds of more checks — albeit in smaller amounts when adjusting for inflation — to Obama's campaign than...

Benjamin FosselOct 16, 2011 04:12 pm GMT2113 views
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Hard-hit Obama donors still opening wallets
Obama Solicits Designers to Work - Unpaid - on ... Jobs Poster!
document Crowd Creativity

Monteiro — better known to his Twitter followers as @Mike_FTW — is the design director at Mule Design. "I find it ironic that the campaign is kicking off this big jobs program by asking...

Harshida PatelOct 21, 2011 01:07 am GMT1134 views
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Obama Solicits Designers to Work - Unpaid - on ... Jobs Poster!
Intuit Receives Two Prestigious Awards for Social Customer Support, Engagement
document Tools

Mint.com and Get Satisfaction developed a program in 2010 that allows users to obtain answers, share ideas and connect with each other – all without leaving their Mint account. The result was a...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2011 03:29 am GMT1586 views
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Intuit Receives Two Prestigious Awards for Social Customer Support, Engagement
FundaGeek: Crowdfunding for Technical Innovation and Basic Research
Crowdfunding

Many excellent technical ideas never become a reality because the odds of obtaining funding from a traditional Angel investor, venture capitalist or lending institution are like hitting the lottery. Going to “friends and family” as sources of seed funding may not be an option for you, and maxing out your credit cards is just a bad idea. So what other options are available?

FundaGeek
is a crowdfunding resource created expressly for technical innovation — we focus on commercial projects based on technology, as well as basic research projects at universities and research institutions. Our site differs from crowdfunding platforms that center on creative projects like music, art and film; at FundaGeek, science and technology reign supreme.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2011 02:33 am GMT3801 views
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Village Underground Crowdsourcing Funding for Improvements from Kickstarter
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Finance raised will be used to install glass screens on the wall's recesses, so artwork can be displayed on boards and canvases and saved for posterity rather than painted over each time. And...

Jayne AnnDec 03, 2011 08:38 am GMT1690 views
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Village Underground Crowdsourcing Funding for Improvements from Kickstarter
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