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A PhD dissertation, "Understanding Crowdsourcing" by Irma Borst sub-titled "Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online activities, was...
San Francisco-based company Rewarder launched earlier today, after having raised $7 million in Series A funding. Users can register and post queries, offering (as the name suggests) a reward. Others can suggest solutions, and the user who submits the best answer gets the reward.
Crowdsourcing platform Rewarder launched its iOS app this morning. We got in touch with the company's cofounder and CEO to learn about the app, and to check in on the platform's progress.
CrowdFlower, the San Francisco-based crowdsourcing company, will announce significant management changes later today. Co-Founder and CEO Lukas Biewald will be replaced by Woody Hobbs, a veteran executive with experience at both technology and financial service firms. CrowdFlower will also appoint Richard Arnold as CFO and VP of strategy and corporate development. Hobbs and Arnold have worked together on three previous ventures. including serving as CEO and CFO of the mobile software provider Intellisync when it was acquired by Nokia for $430 million in 2006.
Dolores Labs, renamed CrowdFlower in January 2010, was founded by Biewald in and Chis Van Pelt in 2007, and quickly became one of the most reputable firms utilizing Amazon's Mechanical Turk platform. Biewald brought methodological rigor to an oft-disparaged category of crowdsourcing. Biewald and company were rewarded with considerable interest from the venture capital community. In March of last year CrowdFlower raised $5 million in Series A funding and in March this year raised an additional $7 million.
document Distributed Knowledge
Many companies have built loyal followings because they are dedicated to meeting needs and solving problems in real-time, and have enabled communities to help.Think Zappos,Southwest Airlines,and...
As the founder of the Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Davis has established a reputation for challenging weak science that puts the public at risk.
“We’re delighted that Dr. Davis has chosen...
uTest announce today three community-driven programs that may represent a paradigm change in mechanisms that drive worker performance. While the advantages of crowdsourcing to leverage a distributed virtual on-demand labor pool, to fulfill a range of tasks from simple to complex appear apparent, it seems the model is not without flaw. Numbers of staff can be ramped-up for a fee or turned off, typically without incremental cost. However, there are challenges managing a workforce that isn’t dedicated and not paid to turn up to work at 9am each day. So how do you optimize a workforce that works voluntarily? I spoke with Matt Johnston, uTest’s CMO, who shared some insights into their leading-edge approaches for worker management in a crowdsourcing environment.
Crowdsourcing is clearly not going away. Any company that believes it can operate with a closed-walls philosophy is missing the point of social business. The crowd, or groups external to the firm, provide interesting, sometimes path-breaking, sometimes huge numbers of ideas, insights and solutions. Crowdsourcing is part of the future of making and selling things. No question.
Still, there are a couple of questions niggling away at the back of my mind. There are more than two but these two beg an answer.
The first is how do we improve crowdsourcing? We know it's better than relying solely on internal resources for a variety of tasks, from routine to innovatory, but if crowdsourcing is to become a fixed operational resource, a part of the furniture so to speak, then we need to know how to measure and improve the process. That's akin to saying how do we professionalise it.
The second question is where does it lead us to? CNN recently announced it will upgrade its iReport crowdsourced news services. The end result will be a social network for news, a community that simultaneously creates, distributes and consumes news. This makes perfect sense. We are already blurring the line between production, marketing and consumption but we need to think where this is headed in other segments of the market.
As crowdfunding becomes an ever more popular method for raising funds online, new sites continue to emerge that appeal to localities previously unexposed to the transformative fundraising model. One such site is Fondomat, the first crowdfunding enterprise in the Czech Republic. It’s also the “cheapest crowdfunding website to use for both creative projects and charity-based fundraising in the world,” boasts Fondomat co-founder Conrad Watts. Crowdsourcing.org spoke with Watts to get the inside scoop on his new crowdfunding venture.
Currently, the internet can perfectly satisfy a user’s urge for a particular theme, provide content based in that theme immediately, and allow users to find, to an unlimited degree of specificity, what they’re looking for. But something’s missing.
document Open Innovation
The McAfee research offers a series of recommendations to aid in breaking down business resistance to open innovation practices and encouraging a more open work culture.Key recommendations:...
document Distributed Knowledge
Mark Davidson, Director of Data Operations for SaveOnBrew, shares five potential pitfalls to crowd-sourced data:
1) Damaged Reputation
4) Rewards That...
I am Behrad Mirafshar ( http://about.me/BEHRADM ) and I am doing a master thesis on how crowdsourcing can be used in the early stages of innovation process. I am studying at BTH in Karlskrona,...
Pebble has set a number of entrepreneurial dreams afire after managing to raise 10 million dollars on Kickstarter to produce its new line of "smart watches." But not everyone can be a Kickstarter success story — and those who don't meet their full goal don't get any money. You can improve your chances of success though, by following these eight tips to give your campaign a fundraising boost.
Consider these three traits of successful crowdfunders, according to by Brian Meece, the CEO and co-founder of RocketHub.com, a New York City-based crowdfunding platform:
This is a presentation of jobmento.com: a social, crowdsourcing site for job seekers.
Let the crowd search for your job!
1. Sign up: it's free!
2. Edit your profile.
Scientific American is teaming up with open innovation platform InnoCentive to launch the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, an online hub where citizen scientists will come together to tackle scientific challenges that stump companies, non-profits, and governments.
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge
Gamification is growing rapidly, in part because of its appeal to crowdsourcing platforms and applications. We show how one Latvian platform is using gamification for brainstorming and solving business challenges.
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The Aussie initiative is a new way of crowdsourcing security exploits.It's quite a simple concept:get IT security researchers,hackers, semi-professional penetration testers and the like to...