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Calling itself “the code-savvy Web design-tool,” Macaw creators Tom Giannattasio--and--Adam Christ say the software is designed to push HTML as the “standard deliverable at every stage of the...
Darren Westlake, co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube, said of the partnership: “We expect deals such as this one with start-ups.co.uk to increase the number of small businesses finding finance...
Geode, which actually started as a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project, was a darling of the CTIA Wireless show, winning an award in the mobile commerce category. Geode doesn't use new...
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Yossi Lubaton is not only CEO of BBR Saatchi & Saatchi IL but also a Level 60 Barbarian in Diablo III.As part of the agency’s recruiting effort,Lubaton will wait for interested candidates to...
Backers looking for a refund will get their money back no questions asked according to Dakan, but the team has already spent the entire $28,739 raised during the Kickstarter earlier this year. And...
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Microsoft in turn set the task as a “hackathon” challenge – a women-only crowdsourcing event designed to encourage up-and-coming computer programmers in universities around the world to push their...
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Google has opened up registration for its 2013 Code Jam programming competition. Now in its 10th year, the company is inviting all participants with higher stakes on the line. This year, the top...
Crowdfuture, the biggest Italian conference on crowdfunding, is less than two weeks away and the full programme is finally here! It’s well worth waiting for: 45 national and international speakers...
Using a crowdsourced army of programmers instead of a traditional employed workforce, Ericsson’s Innovation Center in Brazil broke away from the traditions of the office environment and managed to reduce its cost of software production by 30%.
Clearly, this formula yielded positive results — Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden is planning to implement this solution in other its research centers across the globe. Ericsson expanded the Center this year to meet all demands for customization and development of Latin America and the Caribbean, a sign that the company plans to pursue a similar strategy worldwide.
Crowdsourcing allows a film-maker to pitch his or her idea and in exchange for some modest benefits to raise funding for it. This is not going to float Hollywood blockbuster budgets but for more...
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ScriptLance is a freelance marketplace that uses a reverse auction system to help buyers find programmers and designers to outsource their projects. Freelancers place bids on projects posted by...
There are plenty of sites out there already dedicated to freelance coders, but many pay too little to attract the cream of the crop. That's where CanYouCode seeks to differ, with steps that...
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Stack Overflow is a programming Q & A site that’s free.
Stack Overflow is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow programmers and better programming is their goal.
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100%Open is a specialist open innovation agency that helps large organisations create value by innovating with others. Open innovation. Nothing more, nothing less.Their vision of open innovation...
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Born from a unique gathering of leaders from media, corporations, NGOs, universities, and grassroots organizations, 7 Billion Actions is a global movement open to every organization and individual...
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With a sympathetic "Welcome to Windows 8", Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, launched the first post on the “Building Windows 8” blog inviting programmers around the world to crowsdsource the development of the new version of the world dominant operating system. Notifications of posts to the blog will be announced on Twitter stream @BuildWindows8.
“We've been hard at work designing and building Windows 8, and today we want to begin an open dialog with those of you who will be trying out the pre-release version over the coming months”, wrote Mr. Sinofsky, who has been the President of the Windows Division at Microsoft since September 2008, responsible for the development and marketing of Windows, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer.
According to Mr. Sinofsky, Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over a billion people globally. “Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort that Microsoft approaches with a strong sense of responsibility and humility”, he wrote.
A UN initiative to boost emergency response by crowdsourced mapping and space technology
How to ensure that space-based information for crowdsource mapping benefits the emergency response community and disaster risk reduction?
This is the key question that specialists around the world will attempt to answer during the Expert Meeting being held in Geneva, this November, which is being held to coincide with the International Conference on Crisis Mapping.
The Expert Meeting is a fundamental part of the programme that is being organized by the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (SPÍDER). The SPIDER program was established by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate of ensuring that all countries, international and regional organizations, have access to space-based information, and to ensure they develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full, disaster management cycle. This includes the need to ensure that space-based information supports the crowdsource mapping efforts for the benefit of the disaster community.
The meeting will focus on exploring the different ways that the space technology community can collect, organize and provide greater access to its information and how it can better coordinate the communities through which it crowdsources information.
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Gun.io is the best place to find talented independent programmers for freelance and open source projects.
In 2000, a college student named Jake Nickell entered a t-shirt design contest hosted by Dreamless.org, a (now defunct) online forum for web programmers and graphic designers. The winning design would become the official t-shirt of a Dreamless event in London. Out of about 100 entries, Nickell’s design won the contest.
Jacob DeHart, another college student with a passion for design, also entered the competition. Though his design didn’t win, he and Nickell (who had met through the forum) began to talk about how much fun it was to participate in the contest. “Dreamless was all about art and design and a lot of artists on there had 'battles' and shared/critiqued their work with each other,” wrote Nickell in a blog post entitled ‘ Threadless.com: The History’. “It was all around a very creative environment for hobbyists and professionals alike to unleash some creativity in their free time.” That got the two thinking: what if they held an ongoing design contest where the winning t-shirts would go on sale? Soon, Threadless was born.