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More than Just a Pretty Picture
article Crowd Creativity

Recognizing that landscape photography is a genre made for crowdsourcing, the folks at Nature’s Best Photography teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to sponsor a national contest of...

Claire MackaySep 02, 2014 01:51 pm GMT498 views
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More than Just a Pretty Picture
Duolingo Creator: 'I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free'
article Distributed Knowledge

Luis von Ahn is a man of many titles: computer science professor, entrepreneur, crowdsourcing pioneer to name but a few. He sold two companies to Google while still in his 20s and his latest...

Claire MackayAug 28, 2014 11:31 am GMT186 views
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Duolingo Creator: 'I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free'
Most smartphone users don’t download apps; here are 5 worth snatching
article Tools

Waze. Google Maps is great for looking up the address for a business, but it’s not the best when it comes to navigating. I give that distinction to Waze, an Israeli crowdsourcing start-up acquired...

Claire MackayAug 28, 2014 02:19 am GMT196 views
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Most smartphone users don’t download apps; here are 5 worth snatching
Growing up green: Program teaches boys about agriculture and more
article Crowdfunding

It was slow going at first. After a crowdsourcing campaign and a fundraiser at Lidia’s Restaurant, Boys Grow had about $75,000 — not nearly enough to buy the kind of real estate Gordon was looking...

Claire MackayAug 27, 2014 11:00 am GMT129 views
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Growing up green: Program teaches boys about agriculture and more
Crowdsourcing the Investigation of Eastern Ukraine's Russian Ghosts
article Distributed Knowledge

The APC-document discovery hasn't produced the same explosion of memes as Yarosh's business card, probably because of the overabundance of news coming out of eastern Ukraine today. With...

Claire MackayAug 24, 2014 12:01 pm GMT973 views
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Crowdsourcing the Investigation of Eastern Ukraine's Russian Ghosts
Google's Knowledge Vault already contains 1.6 billion facts
article Distributed Knowledge

The predecessor of Knowlege Vault, known as Knowledge Graph, used crowdsourcing techniques but Google realised that humans could only take the project so far; computers could drastically speed up...

Claire MackayAug 24, 2014 03:42 am GMT206 views
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Google's Knowledge Vault already contains 1.6 billion facts
AXE #KissForPeace: Simple Harmony
video Crowd Creativity

Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest difference. AXE and North of Now want you to share a Kiss For Peace and change the world for the better, one simple act of love at a...

Claire MackayAug 21, 2014 11:44 pm GMT551 views
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AXE #KissForPeace: Simple Harmony
Axe Extends #KissForPeace Effort With Crowdsourced Messages Of Peace
article Crowd Creativity

As part of its Make Love Not War campaign, Unilever’s Axe partnered with the advertising crowdsourcing community Tongal for “Kiss For Peace,” an effort which solicited videos from the community to...

Claire MackayAug 21, 2014 11:23 pm GMT270 views
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Axe Extends #KissForPeace Effort With Crowdsourced Messages Of Peace
How Bugcrowd uses crowdsourcing to uncover security flaws faster than the bad guys do (interview)
article Distributed Knowledge

This kind of crowdsourcing can be a huge force multiplier for companies that have small resources dedicated to fixing their own security flaws. We interviewed Ellis at the recent Black Hat security...

Claire MackayAug 19, 2014 01:03 pm GMT2308 views
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How Bugcrowd uses crowdsourcing to uncover security flaws faster than the bad guys do (interview)
Genesis Prize Foundation Launches 'Big Ideas' Competition, Backed by Bloomberg
article Open Innovation

On Tuesday, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced the launch of the Genesis Generation Challenge, a competition offering 10 awards of $100,000 each to teams that can successfully present...

Claire MackayAug 17, 2014 12:00 pm GMT155 views
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Genesis Prize Foundation Launches 'Big Ideas' Competition, Backed by Bloomberg
Fact-checking around the world: an update
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Another site with an extensive crowdsourcing platform is FactCheckEU, which fact-checked candidates for the European Parliament before elections in May. Statements were rated "True" to...

Claire MackayAug 16, 2014 11:01 pm GMT374 views
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Fact-checking around the world: an update
Somerville is Crowdsourcing Ideas to Spend $4.5 Million on Community-Driven Projects
article Open Innovation

Understanding full well that those who live in Somerville have a better grasp on some of the neighborhood initiatives that will rally more community support than municipal personnel, Mayor Joseph...

Claire MackayAug 16, 2014 02:49 pm GMT376 views
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Somerville is Crowdsourcing Ideas to Spend $4.5 Million on Community-Driven Projects
Faces in the Crowd: WNC Crowdfunding Initiatives
article Crowdfunding

Educator, Eagle Scout, game developer and avid hiker Mark Hanf is a busy man, but he still makes time for fun – this time in the form of Thru Hike: The Appalachian Trail Game. Hanf’s board game...

Claire MackayAug 10, 2014 11:37 pm GMT178 views
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Faces in the Crowd: WNC Crowdfunding Initiatives
Design in Startups from the Get-go!
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

More than ever before, investors, potential talents and society at large understand that entrepreneurship is foundational to future progress. Global connectedness means everyone can have direct...

Claire MackayAug 10, 2014 04:18 am GMT346 views
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Design in Startups from the Get-go!
NRG sees earnings dip, turns to crowdsourcing for exec hire
article Cloud Labor

NRG called the search an effort to attract unconventional forward-thinkers from among the nation's best and brightest leaders. The "first-ever crowdsourced executive search campaign"...

Claire MackayAug 08, 2014 12:05 am GMT531 views
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NRG sees earnings dip, turns to crowdsourcing for exec hire
Can “Instant” Become a Viable Business?
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

And so the young players in the instant gratification economy are ferrying cargo across town via crowdsourced workers. Usually, these are independent contractors, who decide when they want to...

Claire MackayAug 07, 2014 01:26 pm GMT201 views
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Can “Instant” Become a Viable Business?
Appirio's Crowdsourcing Community Creates Breakthrough Solutions to Support the Advancement of Space Science and Protect Planet Earth
document Open Innovation

Over the last three years, the [topcoder] community of 630,000 data scientists, developers and designers have helped NASA and a number of other U.S. government agencies tackle issues ranging from...

Claire MackayAug 07, 2014 11:34 am GMT803 views
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Appirio's Crowdsourcing Community Creates Breakthrough Solutions to Support the Advancement of Space Science and Protect Planet Earth
How Civic Crowdfunding Can Foster Collaboration Between Cities and Citizens
article Crowdfunding

The crowd in a crowdfunding campaign collaborates ambiently – by contributing in the same place, they benefit from mutual awareness and together create a movement that has momentum. But in civic...

Claire MackayAug 05, 2014 01:20 pm GMT431 views
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How Civic Crowdfunding Can Foster Collaboration Between Cities and Citizens
'People-powered cinema' arrives in the UK
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The service, called ourscreen, taps into the growing trend for crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to create 'people-powered cinema'. Film fans can use the ourscreen platform to pick a film...

Claire MackayAug 03, 2014 05:45 am GMT759 views
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'People-powered cinema' arrives in the UK
We Tried Zappos' New Personal Shopping Service
article Tools

A few apps offer a similar service: Kate Bosworth's StyleThief uses image recognition technology to find items, ASAP54 uses a combination of image recognition and an in-house team of...

Claire MackayAug 02, 2014 10:37 am GMT456 views
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We Tried Zappos' New Personal Shopping Service
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