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Uber to invest $25,000 in University of Maryland student startups
article Open Innovation

The partnership will also include mentoring opportunities and the creation of an "innovation council," which will include students, faculty and staff, for crowdsourcing and development....

Claire MackayMar 29, 2015 12:47 pm GMT227 views
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Uber to invest $25,000 in University of Maryland student startups
Digital humanitarian issues expert to talk at Canterbury Uni
article Distributed Knowledge

Digital humanitarians use crowdsourcing and trail-blazing insights from artificial intelligence to filter through the big data and thereby provide organisations with increased awareness in the...

Claire MackayMar 29, 2015 08:04 am GMT308 views
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Digital humanitarian issues expert to talk at Canterbury Uni
Pakistani hackers tackle broken government
article Tools

Out of the Peshawar hackathon came "NoKunda," a crowdsourcing app that encourages users to report illegal electricity connections on public power lines. Karachi hackers developed...

Claire MackayMar 28, 2015 12:42 pm GMT272 views
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Pakistani hackers tackle broken government
One Direction fans campaign to buy the band after Zayn Malik quits
article Crowdfunding

Following the news that One Direction member Zayn Malik had quit the band, hardcore 1D fans have been pledging their pocket money in an attempt to buy the band and prevent any further tragedy....

Claire MackayMar 27, 2015 01:35 pm GMT509 views
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One Direction fans campaign to buy the band after Zayn Malik quits
Yelp expands Asian presence with Taiwan launch
article Distributed Knowledge

"A love of discovery and of new experiences, as well as the fact that a bevy of influential technology brands call Taiwan their home, definitely makes Yelp a natural fit here." The...

Claire MackayMar 26, 2015 02:05 am GMT302 views
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Yelp expands Asian presence with Taiwan launch
Five tech tools to save your Spring Break
article Tools

When it comes to finding the "right" flight for a price you can afford, put the travel experts (aka ninja travel hackers) at Zyppos to work for you. The site is a crowdsourcing platform...

Claire MackayMar 22, 2015 01:33 pm GMT465 views
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Five tech tools to save your Spring Break
Italian crowdfunding platform has helped artists raise €1.6m – now it’s launching in UK and US
article Crowdfunding

An Italian music-focused Kickstarter rival, Musicraiser, is opening offices in London and New York. To date, the crowdfunding platform has matched funding to over 500 projects, helping artists...

Claire MackayMar 21, 2015 12:49 pm GMT443 views
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Italian crowdfunding platform has helped artists raise €1.6m – now it’s launching in UK and US
Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise has purchased a business directory called Rabble, founded by one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech investors, which it intends to roll out in Australia....

Claire MackayMar 20, 2015 12:56 pm GMT759 views
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Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition
JustPark beats crowdfunding target by 370%
article Crowdfunding

JustPark, the app and website that connects parking space owners with drivers looking for a convenient space, raised £3.7m against a £1m target in 34 days through Crowdcube. SOURCE LINK to the...

Claire MackayMar 19, 2015 03:13 am GMT938 views
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JustPark beats crowdfunding target by 370%
Durise brings property crowdfunding to Dubai
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Durise, a property crowdfunding business in the Middle East, was the first to offer such investment opportunities in the region. The company is currently offering investments in residential...

Claire MackayMar 19, 2015 02:30 am GMT575 views
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Durise brings property crowdfunding to Dubai
The Path to Innovation Success Is Never Straight
article Open Innovation

Sometimes, you need help coming up with functional uses for a novel development. In these crowdsourcing times, Siemens fittingly sent out an open challenge in January: Find a use for its newly...

Claire MackayMar 17, 2015 10:50 am GMT465 views
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The Path to Innovation Success Is Never Straight
VID: Is South by Southwest Too Big to Be Cool?
article Crowd Creativity, Tools

"There are a lot of people with booths right now that are competing to get attention," said Andrew van den Houten, the CEO of TentSquare.com, a production studio that promises to hand...

Claire MackayMar 17, 2015 02:02 am GMT1013 views
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VID: Is South by Southwest Too Big to Be Cool?
How’s the Weather There? Crowdsourcing App Promises Better Forecasts
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Stroponiati aims for Sunshine to get enough people sending in data—three per square mile would be needed, according to experiments the team has conducted—that the app can be used to make weather...

Claire MackayMar 15, 2015 01:56 pm GMT804 views
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How’s the Weather There? Crowdsourcing App Promises Better Forecasts
Is It Fair to Ask the Internet to Pay Your Hospital Bill?
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Sites like YouCaring, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo Life cumulatively host thousands of pages set up by people looking for help with medical expenses, from cancer treatment to in-vitro fertilization...

Claire MackayMar 15, 2015 12:45 pm GMT449 views
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Is It Fair to Ask the Internet to Pay Your Hospital Bill?
Coolan leverages crowdsourcing to predict server failures
article Tools

If that doesn't sound unique, remember that unlike brand-name servers with their proprietary server-optimization programs, Coolan is brand agnostic. Besides, Coolan does something that no...

Claire MackayMar 14, 2015 12:58 pm GMT523 views
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Coolan leverages crowdsourcing to predict server failures
4 Great Meeting Ideas from Great Ideas
article Open Innovation

It is after this that you begin the selection process. To keep the same people from speaking all the time, O’Rourke suggested not providing presenter names to those individuals who are reviewing...

Claire MackayMar 13, 2015 12:59 pm GMT505 views
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4 Great Meeting Ideas from Great Ideas
Enormous possibilities in routine data-sharing
video Distributed Knowledge

Medical technologist Dr. Atul Butte describes the research feats available to anyone, even a high school student doing a science project, with the massive amounts of genomic data researchers are...

Claire MackayMar 13, 2015 02:19 am GMT453 views
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Enormous possibilities in routine data-sharing
Atul Butte wows the crowd
article Distributed Knowledge

"If I were to propose this in a forward direction, you would laugh me out of the room! Why would 2,000 researchers help a complete newbie like me, for free? Yet here it is ... So when I think...

Claire MackayMar 13, 2015 02:06 am GMT439 views
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Atul Butte wows the crowd
Amazon’s ‘Write On’ Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All
article Crowd Creativity, Tools

Amazon has a new crowd-publishing platform called Write On, which is a direct competitor to Wattpad, the social network with self-publishing authors offering up their content for free, and...

Claire MackayMar 12, 2015 12:39 pm GMT531 views
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Amazon’s ‘Write On’ Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All
Cooperative communities emerge in transparent social networks
article Cloud Labor

The researchers recruited 364 people from crowdsourcing platform Amazon Mechanical Turk to play several rounds of a network formation game followed by a public good game. They investigated four...

Claire MackayMar 10, 2015 03:04 am GMT587 views
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Cooperative communities emerge in transparent social networks
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