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LAUNCH Festival to Attempt First Live Crowdfunding Event
Crowdfunding

The first experiment in real-time crowdfunding at a live event begins tomorrow in San Francisco.

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Eric MackMar 03, 2013 06:09 pm GMT5439 views
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From Tokyo to California, Radiation Tracking Gets Crowdsourced
document Distributed Knowledge

A number of real-time amateur radiation monitors have popped up online. A live geiger counter at altTokyo.com updates a graph with data every 60 seconds, and a uStream channel broadcasting the...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 16, 2011 03:01 pm GMT4238 views
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From Tokyo to California, Radiation Tracking Gets Crowdsourced
Microsoft's Web map exposes phone, PC locations
document 

Microsoft assembled the database through crowdsourced data gathering from Windows Mobile 7 devices and through what it calls "managed driving" by Street View-like vehicles that record...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 29, 2011 01:51 pm GMT2068 views
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Microsoft's Web map exposes phone, PC locations
The Week in Crowdsourcing - Crowdfund the World

Another big week in Crowdsourcing--the House of Representatives passed a new package of bills including Rep. Patrick McHenry's original crowdfunding bill, while Crowdsourcing.org held our first live chat with Brightidea, where we spent over an hour in a fascinating discussion about Open Innovation.

Here's a few of the other important and interesting crowdsourcing developments from the week just past:

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Eric MackMar 10, 2012 11:53 pm GMT4324 views
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The First Crowdfunding Scammer - On the Side of Evil or Magic?
Crowdfunding

State regulators are holding up the first case of "crowdfunding fraud" as cause for concern about the JOBS Act. Crowdsourcing.org's Eric Mack chased down the story to stare deep into the eyes of this evil and lived to tell about it.

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Eric MackSep 14, 2012 12:47 am GMT6750 views
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Watch a Demonstration of Ziptask's New Fully Managed Outsourcing Solution
Cloud Labor

If you missed our live demonstration of a new, fully managed outsourcing solution from Ziptask, watch the archived version here to see how the company's new product offers a flexible platform centered around a project manager.

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Eric MackApr 25, 2013 08:57 pm GMT3003 views
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answerbag
site 

AnswerBag is a social network where people pose questions and seek answers. The site is designed to encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Answerbag is a collaborative online database of...

Carl EspostiOct 08, 2010 04:48 am GMT1975 views
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answerbag
Microsoft Joins the Party, May Have Published Location Information
document 

Microsoft has been drawing on information “crowdsourced” from Windows 7 Phones and by special vehicles with Wi-Fi sniffing antennas. Does this sound familiar? It should. Cast your mind back a few...

Fritz SchaeferJul 31, 2011 09:54 pm GMT1076 views
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Microsoft Joins the Party, May Have Published Location Information
Symbid Sets New Crowdfunding Record (with Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Dutch crowdfunding platform Symbid sets a new Dutch record, with sustainable business developer Enviu successfully raising 100,000 Euros via the site.

 

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Eric MackJan 09, 2012 05:05 am GMT3175 views
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Crowd Ferrets Out Fake Kickstarter Project

For a few weeks earlier this year, crowdfunding and the JOBS Act was a top story in the national news media that all the pundits were discussing, debating or screaming about, depending on which personality you flavor your morning coffee with. Typically, the argument centered around the possibility for increased fraud that would follow when unaccredited investors are allowed invest in startups over the Internet. The common response from the crowdfunding community had something to do with the lack of fraud on existing crowdfunding platforms in Europe and donation-based sites like Kickstarter. The community on these platforms does and will continue to act as a self-policing force, the argument goes.

This week there's evidence that both sides could be right.

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Eric MackMay 01, 2012 04:21 pm GMT4700 views
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U.S. Senator Looks to Open Innovation to Create Cheaper HIV/AIDS Drugs

On Tuesday, a U.S. Senate Subcommittee will hold a hearing on a bill from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders that would use an Open Innovation prize model to push forward the development of more effective and affordable drugs to treat HIV/AIDS.

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Eric MackMay 14, 2012 08:45 pm GMT5130 views
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7 Great Places Online To Track Hurricane Sandy
article Distributed Knowledge

The Android and iPhone phone app Livestream lets anyone post live video, and they’re starting to do so on a special Sandy site. CNET also has a nice list of other useful apps–especially useful if a...

Harshida PatelOct 30, 2012 04:48 am GMT1759 views
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7 Great Places Online To Track Hurricane Sandy
Crowd Rising in Response to Sandy Hook, Hurricane Sandy Disasters

The sad events at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut have stirred a slumbering beast, which awoke to find new and powerful crowdsourcing tools at its disposal.

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Eric MackDec 19, 2012 03:40 pm GMT5024 views
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Local Motors' Jay Rogers on Co-Creating Cars [Part One]

Recently, I visited Local Motors' micro-factory in Arizona and sat down with CEO and Co-Founder John "Jay" Rogers  for a wide-ranging discussion about the Local Motors' co-creation process, the future and potential for crowdsourcing.

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Eric MackJan 09, 2013 12:00 pm GMT5436 views
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Local Motors' Jay Rogers on Crowdsourcing Innovation [Part Two]
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Recently, I  sat down with Local Motors CEO and Co-Founder John "Jay" Rogers for a wide-ranging discussion about the company's co-creation process, the future and potential for crowdsourcing. In part two we discuss crowdsourcing and innovation.

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Eric MackJan 11, 2013 12:00 pm GMT5955 views
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Pebble Smart Watch Finally Ships
Crowdfunding

Almost a half-year after it was initially expected, the most successful Kickstarter project so far, the Pebble Smart Watch, is finally shipping out to its many thousands of backers.

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Eric MackJan 23, 2013 03:53 pm GMT3909 views
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Google Crowdsources Maps of North Korea, Gulags Included
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Not long after Google's Eric Schmidt visited North Korea to pontificate on the value of the open internet, Google poured a new batch of crowdsourced data into Google Maps, which includes the locations of some of the totalitarian regime's prison camps, identified matter-of-factly as "Gulags."

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Eric MackJan 29, 2013 10:43 pm GMT4571 views
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Ouya Transitions from Kickstarter to Retail as Preorders Begin
Crowdfunding

Today, as the Ouya Android-based open source gaming console begins taking orders from regular consumers, we are witnessing a major milestone in how a product launch can tap Kickstarter to go all the way from concept to retail store shelves.

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Eric MackFeb 05, 2013 04:27 pm GMT2663 views
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Kickstarter Hits Half a Billion in Total Dollars Pledged
Crowdfunding

Funders have pledged more than a half billion dollars to over 88,000 projects on Kickstarter since the crowdfunding platform launched in 2009, according to the site's own internal data.

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Eric MackMar 01, 2013 08:48 pm GMT4765 views
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A Platform to Make Messages Go Viral Through 'Crowdspeaking'
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

At one point or another we've probably all had a message that we'd like to see go viral, but finding that magic formula to make something take off online remains a mystery to most of us. One platform claims to have the recipe for that social media secret sauce.

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Eric MackMar 07, 2013 06:17 pm GMT6770 views
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