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Charity Checkout to handle donations to social enterprises and very small charities
article Crowdfunding

Chester Mojay-Sinclare, founder of Charity Checkout, put the new policy in the context of the growth in crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. He said: “These days anyone can set-up...

Claire MackayDec 17, 2014 11:57 am GMT427 views
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Charity Checkout to handle donations to social enterprises and very small charities
Crowdsourcing Team Develops Better Method for Detecting Epileptic Seizures
article Open Innovation

The contest has helped advance the treatment of patients with epilepsy by giving health care providers the tools they need to better predict seizures. And it has proven the value of crowdsourcing...

Claire MackayDec 15, 2014 12:10 am GMT481 views
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Crowdsourcing Team Develops Better Method for Detecting Epileptic Seizures
Third winners of F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize announced
article Open Innovation

Tata Communications, the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1, today announces the winners of the third round of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. Challenge three asked entrants how...

Claire MackayDec 14, 2014 02:36 pm GMT615 views
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Third winners of F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize announced
13-Year-Old Morbidly Obese Girl Loses 60 Pounds Months After Bariatric Surgery
article Crowdfunding

After her diagnosis in 2011, Alexis’ insurance company refused to pay for weight loss surgery, but by turning to crowdsourcing and the help of family and friends, the 13-year-old’s parents were...

Claire MackayDec 14, 2014 12:10 pm GMT459 views
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13-Year-Old Morbidly Obese Girl Loses 60 Pounds Months After Bariatric Surgery
Interview With Jacob Hansen, Cofounder Of Crowdcurity, A Bitcoin Application Security Provider
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

This led to what Jacob described a crowdsourced platform that “connects thousands of security researchers with businesses all around the world”. He specially stressed the global magnitude of the...

Claire MackayDec 12, 2014 12:18 pm GMT4888 views
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Interview With Jacob Hansen, Cofounder Of Crowdcurity, A Bitcoin Application Security Provider
A ‘Social Network for Social Good’
article Tools

Made Open, which claims to be the first ‘social network for social good’, is a free-to-use crowdsourcing site where people worldwide can source ideas, donations, volunteers and resources for...

Claire MackayDec 10, 2014 12:55 pm GMT1666 views
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A ‘Social Network for Social Good’
Austin tech company crowdsources holiday charity choice
article Distributed Knowledge

In this season of giving, it’s not always easy to figure out what charity you should devote your time and energy to; one Austin company is crowdsourcing the answer. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Claire MackayDec 10, 2014 03:06 am GMT519 views
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Austin tech company crowdsources holiday charity choice
Crowdsourcing Advances Epileptic Seizure Detection, Prediction
article Open Innovation

An international competition using the wisdom of crowds has developed computer algorithms to detect, predict, and ultimately prevent epileptic seizures. A total of five-hundred and four teams...

Claire MackayDec 10, 2014 01:47 am GMT390 views
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Crowdsourcing Advances Epileptic Seizure Detection, Prediction
Under 25 and looking for funding? Here’s how to approach investors
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Juan Guerra is chief executive officer of the crowdfunding platform StudentFunder, starting the business when he was 26. He says the key is to be persistent and to try to find the path of least...

Claire MackayDec 04, 2014 01:32 pm GMT537 views
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Under 25 and looking for funding? Here’s how to approach investors
New Online Search Tool, College Raptor, Uses Data, Crowdsourcing to Estimate Students’ “Net” Price at Every U.S. Four-Year School
document Tools

Much more than just a college search engine, College Raptor estimates a candidate’s odds of acceptance at each college and automatically builds a portfolio of appropriate schools, helping students...

Claire MackayDec 04, 2014 12:45 am GMT683 views
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New Online Search Tool, College Raptor, Uses Data, Crowdsourcing to Estimate Students’ “Net” Price at Every U.S. Four-Year School
Why the risks of crowdfunding 'are well worth taking'
article Crowdfunding

Hewitt is using crowdfunding website Crowdfunder.co.uk to source the £15,000 he needs to fund his World in London passport app, which allows Londoners to travel the world in their own city. So far,...

Claire MackayDec 03, 2014 01:32 pm GMT771 views
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Why the risks of crowdfunding 'are well worth taking'
Inspiration Meets Social Media
article Crowd Creativity

Rebecca Minkoff, a New York designer who has been quick to embrace digital developments, said she feels there still is a distinction between crowdsourcing — creation through online collaboration —...

Claire MackayDec 02, 2014 11:50 am GMT737 views
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Inspiration Meets Social Media
Random People on the Internet Want to Make You a Millionaire
article Crowdfunding

The crowdsourcing experiment started on November 24th, and Redditor Emphursis is the first lucky person who could become a millionaire overnight. Reaching a million dollars is pretty doable since...

Claire MackayNov 30, 2014 11:33 am GMT942 views
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Random People on the Internet Want to Make You a Millionaire
Mobile apps mesh public safety and civic engagement
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdsourcing is a concept frequently associated with individuals looking to raise money and start-up companies seeking support, but with mobile phone apps, fire and police agencies are finding...

Claire MackayNov 30, 2014 02:38 am GMT804 views
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Mobile apps mesh public safety and civic engagement
Serial Podcast: Crowdmurder ‘Game’ Plan Draws Quick Criticism
article Distributed Knowledge

It’s here that the idea of a ‘game’ developed from the murder case was floated, and quickly shot down. Calling it the CrowdMurder Game, user pain_perdu explained that the website would be a place...

Claire MackayNov 29, 2014 10:53 am GMT565 views
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Serial Podcast: Crowdmurder ‘Game’ Plan Draws Quick Criticism
University of Oxford launches cloud platform to harness combined brain power of staff and stud
document Open Innovation

“The ideas imagined by some of the world’s most powerful minds within the University of Oxford, is a highly-compelling prospect,” said Simon Hill, CEO, Wazoku. “You would think the University of...

Claire MackayNov 26, 2014 12:11 pm GMT2830 views
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University of Oxford launches cloud platform to harness combined brain power of staff and stud
The Political Shame Map
article Distributed Knowledge

Which states elect the most embarrassing politicians, then reelect them despite the sex scandals, gaffes, racism and corruption? We're crowdsourcing a repository of the country's...

Claire MackayNov 26, 2014 05:40 am GMT440 views
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The Political Shame Map
Canada’s Grouplend Hatches as Lending Club Prepares $5 Billion IPO
article Tools

This time the innovation comes from Silicon Valley and consumer financing is poised to become again a North American favourite. The new twist is crowdsourcing and peer-to-peer financing and...

Claire MackayNov 23, 2014 12:23 am GMT1010 views
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Canada’s Grouplend Hatches as Lending Club Prepares $5 Billion IPO
Plots & Ploys: Banking On It
article Tools

CompStak Inc., a startup technology firm that uses crowdsourcing to compile detailed data on office rents and other lease terms, has completed its third round of funding, raising $4.4 million from...

Claire MackayNov 19, 2014 02:35 am GMT696 views
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Plots & Ploys: Banking On It
Carnival Corp. Campaign Tackles Cruise Myths
article Distributed Knowledge

The multi-platform initiative, expected to launch Nov. 24, will feature “a fairly robust schedule of digital and TV advertising into the first quarter” as well as social media and an interactive...

Claire MackayNov 18, 2014 12:09 am GMT586 views
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Carnival Corp. Campaign Tackles Cruise Myths
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