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Crowdfunding is Great, but Consumer Protection Should Not be Ignored
article Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Kickstarter has validated online crowdfunding. Over $200 million in capital has been raised for 20,000 projects by over 1 million users. For a company that was started in 2009, these are...

Arthur Hardy-DoubledayApr 30, 2012 01:36 pm GMT2805 views
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Crowdfunding is Great, but Consumer Protection Should Not be Ignored
Drake on Consumer Protection and Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

In this post Drake offers some recommendations on how to handle consumer protection and documentation under the emerging crowdfunding framework.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 15, 2012 04:26 pm GMT2824 views
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Mobile Rhino Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Protect Our Mobile Lives
document Crowdfunding

According to Dwight Stuckey, CEO of Mobile Rhino, Kickstarter is the perfect platform for them to bring their product to market. Crowdsourced funding allows them to reach their consumer directly...

Rebecca GutierrezApr 13, 2012 05:30 am GMT1315 views
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Mobile Rhino Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Protect Our Mobile Lives
BillGuard Collaborates With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Protect US Consumers
document Tools

BillGuard, the leading provider of transaction monitoring and resolution services, today announced that it is collaborating with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the sharing of...

Pablo BracciniNov 14, 2012 11:19 pm GMT1348 views
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BillGuard Collaborates With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Protect US Consumers
Protections Offered to Investors Under Italy's Equity Crowdfunding Law
Crowdfunding

Alessandro Lerro writes in to explain how the recently-passed Italian equity crowdfunding laws protect investors. Can this be a model for other countries considering crowdfunding laws?

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 02, 2013 01:00 pm GMT2861 views
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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Turn CFPB Into a Crowd-Sourced Wiki
document Distributed Knowledge

Elizabeth Warren’s early efforts in standing up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is exploring technological solutions to address consumer protection challenges. Warren suggests that the...

Carl EspostiNov 08, 2010 04:34 am GMT5186 views
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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Turn CFPB Into a Crowd-Sourced Wiki
Mobile Rhino Launches Campaign with IndieGoGo to Protect Our Mobile Lives
document Crowdfunding

Mobile Rhino announced today the start of a IndieGoGo.com campaign to fund the market introduction of a mobile insurance product focused on protecting the mobile lives of today's consumers....

Claire MackayApr 21, 2012 03:45 am GMT1145 views
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Mobile Rhino Launches Campaign with IndieGoGo to Protect Our Mobile Lives
BillGuard Expands Award-Winning Credit Card Protection to Digital Wallets
document Tools

BillGuard, the world's first transaction monitoring and resolution provider,which announced earlier this month that its award-winning credit card protection service was available to...

Rebecca GutierrezNov 06, 2012 05:01 am GMT1899 views
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BillGuard Expands Award-Winning Credit Card Protection to Digital Wallets
BillGuard Infographic Provides Tips to Protect Consumers From Grey Charges for Safer Online Shopping This Holiday Season
document Tools

BillGuard recently expanded its proven big data and crowdsourcing technologies to protect consumers against Grey Charges via mobile payments with BillGuard for Passbook and its integration with...

Harshida PatelDec 05, 2012 03:22 pm GMT1245 views
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BillGuard Infographic Provides Tips to Protect Consumers From Grey Charges for Safer Online Shopping This Holiday Season
Crowdfunding is hot but it can be dangerous -- Boutique sites like Bellevate.com help protect consumers
document Crowdfunding

To avoid the potential pitfalls of Crowdfunding all strategists recommend the same solution: backers should use third-party websites like Bellevate.com. Bellevate holds payments in escrow until a...

Fiona MaresMay 16, 2013 03:27 am GMT908 views
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Crowdfunding is hot but it can be dangerous -- Boutique sites like Bellevate.com help protect consumers
BillGuard
site Distributed Knowledge / Help (inc. customer support)

BillGuard is people-powered antivirus for bills. BillGuard uses advanced big-data mining algorithms to harness the collective knowledge of millions of consumers posting billing complaints...

Archenette EvangelioDec 21, 2011 02:26 pm GMT861 views
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Senate Considers JOBS Act, Again
document Crowdfunding

After a procedural vote to consider the bill passed Wednesday morning, debate resumed on investor protections. Much of the debate centers on the provisions for crowdfunding, and additional debate...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 22, 2012 12:10 am GMT1273 views
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Senate Considers JOBS Act, Again
Mobile_Rhino.mp4
video Crowdfunding

Kickstarter video for Mobile Rhino, an insurance product that protects the mobile lives of today's consumers.

Rebecca GutierrezApr 13, 2012 05:39 am GMT1278 views
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Crowdsourcing Helps Battle Tech Bullies
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

WeGoLook offers services to consumers to help protect them from being taken advantage of by "tech bullies" - or internet scammers. Many of these tech bullies post fake listings or...

WeGoLookMay 10, 2012 05:43 pm GMT2356 views
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Crowdsourcing Helps Battle Tech Bullies
Drake on Due Diligence and Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

In this post, the fourth in a series, David Drake offers some recommendations on how to address the issue of due diligence under the emerging crowdfunding framework.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 19, 2012 03:36 am GMT2557 views
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Crowdfunding and Direct Selling: A Conversation With Dan Williams (Part 3)
Crowdfunding

The conclusion of our conversation between Paul Spinrad and Dan Williams on the intersection of crowdfunding and those nifty products sold directly to consumers via infomercials and elsewhere.

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Paul SpinradMay 24, 2013 05:48 pm GMT2993 views
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Reform Reading - Consumer Agency Eyes Crowdsourcing to Police Industry
article Distributed Knowledge

These techniques could help the agency spot new enforcement targets in just days – not months or years, which is how long federal agencies now take to address problems. “The power of enforcement...

Cristina CaineOct 28, 2010 05:13 pm GMT4134 views
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Reform Reading - Consumer Agency Eyes Crowdsourcing to Police Industry
Elizabeth Warren’s plan to prevent another financial meltdown: crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

After breaking her near moratorium on media interviews, Warren talked exclusively with the National Journal, where she explained her plan to use “crowd-sourcing” technology as a platform for...

Cristina CaineNov 09, 2010 06:27 am GMT2364 views
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Elizabeth Warren’s plan to prevent another financial meltdown: crowdsourcing
CFPB May Crowdsource Payday Lender Crackdown
document Distributed Knowledge

Citizens could organize to take photos of new payday lending or check cashing products, and upload those photos to the CFPB website. That could help notify other members of the neighborhood about...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 05, 2011 02:44 pm GMT4343 views
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CFPB May Crowdsource Payday Lender Crackdown
Highlights from The 1st Annual Crowdsortium Conference in Mountain View, CA!
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The Crowdsourcing industry is currently under the radar of governmental regulations but the feeling is that regulation is inevitable. As such, the Crowdsortium is making efforts to reinvent...

Tonya Van Dijk May 26, 2011 06:28 pm GMT1618 views
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Highlights from The 1st Annual Crowdsortium Conference in Mountain View, CA!
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