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Grassi & Co. Provides Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regarding the Development of Crowdfunding Regulations
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The thirty-five page letter responded to certain questions in the Proposed Rules that primarily apply to areas concerning accounting, attestation, oversight, ongoing reporting, disclosure and...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 16, 2014 02:49 am GMT853 views
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Grassi & Co. Provides Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regarding the Development of Crowdfunding Regulations
Give a Minute
site Distributed Knowledge / Government & Politics

Created by advocacy group CEOs for Cities and media design firm Local Projects, the Give a Minute campaign takes public dialogue out into the streets. Ads are posted in public places and people are...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 23, 2011 06:56 pm GMT756 views
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Give a Minute
Geocentric Crowdsourcing. Or how to put the hands-on the city
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Tom Erickson, designer and researcher in the Social Computing Group  at IBM's Watson Labs in New York, believes in crowdsourcing as a force capable to bring to citizens the ability to change the landscape of their cities and effectively create a more intelligent and livable environment. In his paper Geocentric Crowdsourcing and Smarter Cities: Enabling Urban Intelligence in Cities and Regions, Mr. Erickson explores the application of crowdsourcing to cities and regions – what he called “geocentric crowdsourcing.”

In his opinion, rather than people as passive subjects of increasingly ‘smart’ systems developed by tech companies, the vision is that smarter cities can offer a variety of ways for humans to act as first class participants, contributing their abilities to sense, analyze and act. Mr. Erickson focuses his research on designing systems that enable groups of people to interact coherently and productively: originally focused on online systems, the scope of his work has expanded to include real world environments ranging from rooms to cities.

Responding to some questions from Crowdsourcing.org, Mr. Erickson explained the concept of Geocentric Crowdsourcing and his practical application to the cities.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 08, 2011 04:52 am GMT5842 views
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Arkansas law enforcement using social media to fight crime
document Distributed Knowledge

According to Lieutenant James Martin with the Garland County Sheriff's Department "A lot of the information that we share is on calls and arrest that we've made. Maybe, burglaries...

Fiona MaresJan 15, 2012 08:16 am GMT1894 views
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Arkansas law enforcement using social media to fight crime
Responding to the Mob: What To Do When Crowdsourcing Leads Us Astray

Jessica Day writes in to discuss the recent 'Dub the Dew' campaign that went horribly wrong for one of Mountain Dew's customers. She compares it to a few successful crowdsourcing campaigns and offers tips on how to recover from "mobsourcing."

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 24, 2012 04:24 pm GMT6172 views
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Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond
article Distributed Knowledge

A White House crowdsourcing petition to make unlocking cell phones legal again has passed the 100,000 signature mark. Passing the milestone means the US government has to issue an official...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 21, 2013 11:26 pm GMT1867 views
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Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond
New Mobile Apps Revolutionize How Organizations Respond to Crises and Operations Issues
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

These apps work in concert with EarShot, MissionMode’s app for true 2-way communication. An EarShot message can contain unlimited text, photos, forms and GPS location. Documents and links can be...

Samuel BennettAug 12, 2013 02:19 pm GMT1129 views
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New Mobile Apps Revolutionize How Organizations Respond to Crises and Operations Issues
Can you outsource CRM to the crowd?

I recently spoke to John Bernier from Best Buy, the discussion about Twelpforce as a highly innovative approach to real-time customer service to learn more about the opportunities for crowdsourcing customer service. More recently I interviewed Gioacchino La Vecchia, Chairman and CEO and a co-Founder of CrowdEngineering who, through his CrowdForce platform, is a forerunner in the development of enterprise-class Social CRM solutions. It would seem that international recognitions by industry analysts Gartner and Altimeter, who awarded the accolades of “cool vendor” and “the one to watch” in Social CRM, preceeding last week’s announcement that CrowdEngineering had closed a $4m Series A Round the crowd may have a big role to play in servicing itself!

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Carl EspostiMay 09, 2011 05:44 am GMT4128 views
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Nine things you need to know if you are building your own crowdfunding platform

In this third and final part of my three-part series exploring some of the aspects entrepreneurs need to consider when designing a crowdfunding platform, I explore the eight essentials of crowdfunding. The context for my posts has been a close look at the French crowdfunding market place and in-depth interviews with ten owners of French crowdfunding platforms. In my first post, I presented a few factors that I felt made it more difficult for French crowdfunding platforms to achieve the same levels of explosive growth that are being experienced by crowdfunding platforms in the US such as IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and RocketHub. In the second post,  I took a closer look at the different models that are being tested in the French market.


I learned a lot from my interviews with the founders of 10 French crowdfunding platforms. While many of the opinions were quite diverse there was also clear convergence on a common theme: they all held a passion for crowdfunding and a shared belief in its potential. For those of you that have also caught the crowdfunding bug, for this third post I have shared a list of “crowdfunding essentials”, gleaned from the experts that should help you pursue your crowdfunding goals. Thanks again to all the interviewees   (in alphabetical order): Smiti Arbia from carnetdemode.com, Nicolas Bailly de touscoprod, Alexandre Boucherot d’Ulule, Hortense Garand from babeldoor.com, Michael Goldman from MyMajorCompany, Nicolas Guillaume from Friendsclear, Angel Ramos de revenonsalamusique.com, Vincent Ricordeau from KissKissBankBank, and Yannick Robert from Mywittygames.com.

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Benjamin LarraldeAug 24, 2011 05:26 pm GMT5914 views
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How to Improve the Performance of the Crowd in Crowdsourced Projects
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is becoming an integral part of how enterprises conduct their research, product development, execution and marketing. Over the past twenty years most companies have had at least one eye on making their processes more efficient.

We shouldn't get so caught up in the buzz around crowdsourcing that we overlook how to talk about it as a process that needs refining. So how do we go about making crowdsourcing more efficient, more productive or just plain better?

There is a way to do this – more than one way, no doubt.

First, we need to think of the parameters.

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Jonathan LakinSep 21, 2011 10:56 pm GMT14749 views
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Crowdfunding "Bad for Business?" A Rebuttal...

In this guest post, business lawyer and serial entrepreneur Mark Mohler responds to claims  that legalizing crowdfunding in exchange for equity in the U.S. would be bad for business.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 28, 2011 05:43 am GMT4477 views
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[im]possible living
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[im]possible living is a tool allowing to easily upload and share information on abandoned buildings on a map. It responds to the need to reassess the world's idle capital of abandoned...

roberta baroneFeb 07, 2012 04:44 pm GMT838 views
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[im]possible living
How crowdsourcing can fit into flexible working
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With a globalised marketplace, companies, organisations, and brands need to be able to respond to a global demand of ideas and problems. Crowdsourcing projects such as Innocentive and Kaggle, which...

Benjamin FosselMar 27, 2012 11:44 am GMT1493 views
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How crowdsourcing can fit into flexible working
Disabled feds want to be involved in making IT more accessible
document Distributed Knowledge

IdeaScale has become the crowdsourcing platform of choice for federal technology leaders seeking public input on new initiatives. During the past several months, officials have used the website...

Jason RobbinsApr 07, 2012 10:50 am GMT2242 views
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Disabled feds want to be involved in making IT more accessible
From Idea to Law: A JOBS Act Discussion with Startup Exemption’s Sherwood Neiss (Part 1)
Crowdfunding

This past Thursday, President Obama signed the JOBS Act, legalizing crowdfund investing in the United States. Although numerous people influenced the legislative process surrounding crowdfunding and JOBS Act, Sherwood Neiss and his fellow Startup Exemption co-founders were central figures in that process. The bill would not have passed — in fact, would not even exist — if not for the tireless efforts of these three individuals over the last 15 months. Neiss and his partners crafted the original crowdfund investing framework (which remains largely unchanged in the final JOBS Act), testified at two Congressional hearings surrounding access to capital for entrepreneurs, and lobbied vigorously on Capitol Hill for the ideal implementation and passage of a crowdfund investing bill. Eric Blattberg of Crowdsourcing.org recently spoke with Sherwood Neiss about all things JOBS Act: its conceptualization, the legislative process, its ultimate passage, its benefits and potential drawbacks, its media reception and much more.

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Eric BlattbergApr 09, 2012 10:35 am GMT15230 views
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190 Sharp Brains Issue a Call to Enhance Brain Health Through Neuroplasticity, Big Data and Consumer Education
document Distributed Knowledge

"We are glad to see a growing research-based toolkit to empower consumers, patients and professionals to maintain and enhance cognition and brain health across the lifespan," said Alvaro...

Claire MackayJun 16, 2012 01:45 am GMT1055 views
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190 Sharp Brains Issue a Call to Enhance Brain Health Through Neuroplasticity, Big Data and Consumer Education
The Costs to Raise Crowdfunding Capital

Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site. In this guest post, writes in to discuss the costs of raising cash via equity crowdfunding.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 27, 2014 06:34 pm GMT3041 views
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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup ‘Solve This’: Crowdsourcing for Entrepreneurs with a Purpose
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

 

On November 22, 2010, Microsoft Corporation announced the launch of the 'Imagine Cup Solve This' program, a student technology competition designed to help nonprofit organizations, non-government organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. While providing the inspiration for students who wish to help with solving some of the worlds toughest issues. It is a part of the 'Imagine This' competition, which has been ongoing for nine years.

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AngelaDec 09, 2010 01:14 am GMT8611 views
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Our Say
site Distributed Knowledge / Government & Politics

OurSay is a social enterprise run by a board of directors and supported by a team of amazing of volunteers. The crew gets politicians committed to responding to your issues on the OurSay site....

Archenette EvangelioMay 10, 2011 09:42 pm GMT1331 views
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Our Say
UN-SPIDER: Space-based information for Crowdsource Mapping
Distributed Knowledge

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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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 22, 2011 06:09 am GMT5770 views
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