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China says to promote equity crowdfunding to support startups
article Crowdfunding

China could account for half of the developing world's crowdfunding by 2025, or $50 billion, according to a World Bank forecast. ($1 = 6.3737 Chinese yuan renminbi)

April SchmidtSep 28, 2015 08:24 am GMT1043 views
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China says to promote equity crowdfunding to support startups
MIT Climate CoLab announces 32 winning climate strategies
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The Climate CoLab is run by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI), and aims to offer a new approach to addressing climate change. "Many online platforms — like Wikipedia, Linux,...

April SchmidtSep 28, 2015 08:19 am GMT824 views
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MIT Climate CoLab announces 32 winning climate strategies
U4F – “Userfarm For Future” - global video content for Non-Profit Organizations
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Userfarm is launching U4F, a solution to activate the crowd and produce compelling global content at less cost, for charities, good causes and non-profit organisations.

April SchmidtSep 28, 2015 08:11 am GMT792 views
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U4F – “Userfarm For Future” - global video content for Non-Profit Organizations
Nestle explains why it’s crowdsourcing ideas for KitKat, Allen’s lollies and Lifesavers
article Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Nestle is the latest big brand using a crowdsourcing platform to collect fresh ideas around new product development, packaging and communication strategies. Source:...

April SchmidtSep 23, 2015 09:21 pm GMT1567 views
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Nestle explains why it’s crowdsourcing ideas for KitKat, Allen’s lollies and Lifesavers
7 crowdfunding platforms set to transform Africa's entrepreneurial scene
article Crowdfunding

7 crowdfunding platforms set to transform Africa's entrepreneurial scene: 1. SliceBiz 2. Funda Solva 3. JumpStart Africa 4. M-Changa 5. Thundafund 6. LelapaFund 7. Homestrings...

April SchmidtSep 15, 2015 09:36 am GMT794 views
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7 crowdfunding platforms set to transform Africa's entrepreneurial scene
Who Stands To Gain The Most From Real Estate Crowdfunding?
article Crowdfunding

While the concept of CoAssets or other proptech platforms like the Australian based CrowdfundUP or BrickX may seem a world away from what people consider as the norm in property investing,...

April SchmidtSep 15, 2015 09:15 am GMT1274 views
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Who Stands To Gain The Most From Real Estate Crowdfunding?
Scientists turn to crowdfunding to save Australia’s space research from cutbacks
article Crowdfunding

To save the Mopra telescope from closure, Team Mopra are pursuing a crowdfunding campaign. The aim is to raise at least A$65,000 by Sunday, October 11, through voluntary donations to their...

April SchmidtSep 15, 2015 09:03 am GMT637 views
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Scientists turn to crowdfunding to save Australia’s space research from cutbacks
Megadeth is crowdfunding its new record
article Crowdfunding

Like Eisley and Amanda Palmer before it, Megadeth is using crowdfunding to raise money for its new record. The group has teamed up with PledgeMusic to fund its upcoming 15th record, which it’s...

April SchmidtApr 16, 2015 03:19 am GMT889 views
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Megadeth is crowdfunding its new record
Zooppa and mike's HARDER Win Best Integrated Ad Campaign from WMA Web Marketing Association
article Crowd Creativity

Zooppa and mike's HARDER won Best Advertising Integrated Ad Campaign from the WMA's Internet Advertising Competition for the Design the Next Can campaign. Source:...

April SchmidtApr 16, 2015 03:15 am GMT712 views
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Zooppa and mike's HARDER Win Best Integrated Ad Campaign from WMA Web Marketing Association
Freelancer delivers record cash receipts and positive cash flow
article Cloud Labor

Freelancer has moved to a positive operating cash flow of $1 million on record cash receipts of $8 million in the first quarter of 2015. Source:...

April SchmidtApr 16, 2015 03:13 am GMT832 views
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Freelancer delivers record cash receipts and positive cash flow
Gridmates.com Unveils New Energy Crowdfunding Site
article 

People who donate $17.50 of energy will receive the reward of knowing that their contribution will be enough to pay for one week's worth of electricity. A donation of $75 will be enough to pay...

April SchmidtApr 13, 2015 09:55 pm GMT1180 views
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Gridmates.com Unveils New Energy Crowdfunding Site
Proliferation of crowdfunding campaigns could hurt registered charities
article Crowdfunding

According to University of Ottawa's sociology professor Diane Pacom, helping directly through the crowdfunding model gives people instant satisfaction, making it hard for traditional charities...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 11:54 pm GMT1198 views
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Proliferation of crowdfunding campaigns could hurt registered charities
Crowdfunding Experts Address New Regulation A+ Rules Live
video Crowdfunding

The SEC recently issued new rules for offerings under Regulations A, creating a two tier system that allows issuers to raise up to $50 million without facing all of the requirements of a public...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 11:47 pm GMT1039 views
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Crowdfunding Experts Address New Regulation A+ Rules Live
Understanding Crowdfunding And Emerging Trends
article Crowdfunding

For the report PENSCO gathered insights from various crowdfunding sites, and uncovered four key trends driving the industry today: 1. Investment in and access to private equity are growing...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 11:40 pm GMT966 views
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Understanding Crowdfunding And Emerging Trends
Help make this "Golden Girls" Lego set a reality
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Hatmaker posted the set onto the Lego Ideas Crowdsourcing Community in an effort to get it into production. According to the guidelines, you need 10,000 supporters for the project to go under...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 10:44 pm GMT817 views
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Help make this
What’s On Tap: Nation’s first crowdsourced brewery will turn you into an ‘eggnogstic’
article Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

When Henry Schwartz says he has an idea brewing, he means it literally. Schwartz is one of the trio of founders of the nation’s first crowdsourced brewery, MobCraft Beer. Source:...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 10:23 pm GMT908 views
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What’s On Tap: Nation’s first crowdsourced brewery will turn you into an ‘eggnogstic’
Yandex Revamps Interface, Adds Crowdsourcing to Maps
article 

A simple map-editing tool allows users to update, correct and improve Yandex.Maps, combining their local knowledge with the work of Yandex’s cartographers. Users’ contributions are incorporated...

April SchmidtApr 11, 2015 10:13 pm GMT753 views
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Yandex Revamps Interface, Adds Crowdsourcing to Maps
Crowdsourcing Forecasts: competition for sell-side analysts?
article Distributed Knowledge

Recent research has begun to question the importance of forecasts to sell-side analysts. Prior research established the co-existence of longer horizon optimism and short-term pessimism in sell-side...

April SchmidtApr 03, 2015 03:25 am GMT950 views
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Crowdsourcing Forecasts: competition for sell-side analysts?
Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups
article Crowdfunding

China’s largest e-commerce companies are eager to leverage their millions of users and hoards of data for new projects. For example, Alibaba’s other businesses include healthcare management,...

April SchmidtApr 03, 2015 03:01 am GMT1136 views
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Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups
What's Ellen Pao Got to Do With Crowdfunding?
article Crowdfunding

Nearly 5,000 companies are seeking equity funding via crowdfunding platforms. Of them, only 18% are women-led companies and 17% are women-owned companies, according to Crowdnetic, which aggregates...

April SchmidtApr 03, 2015 02:44 am GMT931 views
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What's Ellen Pao Got to Do With Crowdfunding?
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