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Investment Crowdfunding Welcomes the New Crowd
article Crowdfunding

Investment crowdfunding leaders will convene in Chicago next week to welcome the 96% of Americans who until now haven't been able to participate in this innovative new form of investing....

Claire MackayApr 18, 2015 02:35 am GMT387 views
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Investment Crowdfunding Welcomes the New Crowd
This Singapore startup aims to make short-term biz loans simple via crowdsourcing
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Singapore’s alternate finance industry has been witnessing frantic activity off late. Several crowdfunding sites have propped up in the recent past. On Tuesday, a new venture capital backed...

Claire MackayApr 16, 2015 11:55 am GMT436 views
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This Singapore startup aims to make short-term biz loans simple via crowdsourcing
UAE Calls on Arab Youth to Crowdsource Mars Probe Name
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is trendy, innovating in industries as disparate as music and finance. And now it seems that Emirates government is turning to this tactic to raise excitement and build awareness for...

Claire MackayApr 16, 2015 10:51 am GMT271 views
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UAE Calls on Arab Youth to Crowdsource Mars Probe Name
How to Crowdsource the Top 5 Needs of Your Business
article Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing is using collective wisdom and efforts of a large group of people to get what you need. Whether you are looking for the right words to boost the visibility of your business, whether...

Claire MackayApr 15, 2015 02:40 am GMT584 views
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How to Crowdsource the Top 5 Needs of Your Business
Inland Revenue develops mobile app for small businesses
article Tools

Inland Revenue has released the first version of myIR mobile app, which was developed from ideas through a crowdsourcing competition. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayApr 13, 2015 12:00 pm GMT378 views
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Inland Revenue develops mobile app for small businesses
Edtech Tool RefME Bags $5M To Take The Tedium Out Of Referencing
article Distributed Knowledge

“What we’re doing is crowdsourcing validated knowledge,” Forshew tells TechCrunch. “Our users are pinpointing where they find information that’s useful to them. We then have a lot of context around...

Claire MackayApr 11, 2015 11:30 am GMT450 views
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Edtech Tool RefME Bags $5M To Take The Tedium Out Of Referencing
Quirky's deal to create 'headphones of tomorrow'
article Open Innovation

The crowdsourcing inventor platform has announced another major partnership—this time with Harman International, a maker of audio equipment, to develop the "headphones of tomorrow."...

Claire MackayApr 11, 2015 02:28 am GMT445 views
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Quirky's deal to create 'headphones of tomorrow'
ScoreStream Adds $2M to Build Out Its Web Technology Interface
article Tools

ScoreStream started three years ago with the idea of crowd-sourcing high school sports coverage, a market often underserved by regional newspapers and broadcast media—especially in this age of...

Claire MackayApr 09, 2015 06:11 am GMT474 views
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ScoreStream Adds $2M to Build Out Its Web Technology Interface
Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive
article Crowdfunding

Borderlands isn’t the only bookstore to benefit from crowdfunding. Singularity & Co. in Brooklyn owes its very existence to Kickstarter. The store was founded by Cici James and Ash Kalb, who...

Claire MackayApr 09, 2015 12:25 am GMT658 views
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Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive
A Healthier Way to Buy Groceries Is on the Way
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

While other apps help guide grocery shopping, FoodSwitch is unique because it targets any and all packaged foods. The potential is endless, thanks to crowdsourcing. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Claire MackayApr 08, 2015 11:45 am GMT547 views
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A Healthier Way to Buy Groceries Is on the Way
Using Facts as Weapons. New Transparency Platform Mwazna Aims to Make Egyptian Politics More Objective
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

It wasn't Sobhy's first experience of using crowdsourcing. He and his colleague Abbas Ibrahim, who helped to found the Morsimeter, back when they were both teenagers, set up Zabatak. It...

Claire MackayApr 08, 2015 06:47 am GMT521 views
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Using Facts as Weapons. New Transparency Platform Mwazna Aims to Make Egyptian Politics More Objective
Pizzeria at center of culture war raises over $800k through crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding

The GoFundMe account, titled “Support Memories Pizza,” initially aimed to raise $25,000 for the family. Thanks to social media attention and wide press coverage, though, roughly 30,000 donors...

Claire MackayApr 07, 2015 02:10 am GMT551 views
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Pizzeria at center of culture war raises over $800k through crowdfunding
Caught in the act: Why Facewatch has turned to crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding

With around 10,000 businesses now using the platform and an ever-increasing number of police forces using Facewatch – including the Metropolitan Police – we are looking to raise £1.5m of new...

Claire MackayApr 05, 2015 09:02 am GMT726 views
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Caught in the act: Why Facewatch has turned to crowdfunding
Depression and Anxiety Treatment Therapy Through Social Networking is Effective Says Study
article Cloud Labor

In an article by BostInno, Rob Morris, the lead researcher of the tool and an MIT graduate, is now commercializing Panoply through KoKo, a company where he is a co-founder. Morris hired over 1,000...

Claire MackayApr 04, 2015 03:31 am GMT682 views
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Depression and Anxiety Treatment Therapy Through Social Networking is Effective Says Study
NHS crowdsourcing campaign reveals barriers to positive change
article Open Innovation

Using a crowdsourcing methodology developed by Clever Together, staff and the public were asked what things enable bottom up change in the NHS and what are the barriers to change? For the second...

Claire MackayApr 04, 2015 12:42 am GMT428 views
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NHS crowdsourcing campaign reveals barriers to positive change
Crowdsourcing Brainpower
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing our collective brainpower, it turns out, is pretty good science. SOURCE LINK to the full article: http://magazine.good.is/infographics/citizen-science-crowdsourcing-brainpower

Claire MackayApr 03, 2015 02:49 am GMT341 views
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Crowdsourcing Brainpower
Spanish startups make more than €1 million through crowdfunding site
article Crowdfunding

Six businesses have raised a combined figure of more than €1 million using Crowdcube’s crowdfunding site since it launched last year. They include Barcelona-based drone company HEMAV which broke...

Claire MackayMar 30, 2015 10:01 am GMT396 views
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Spanish startups make more than €1 million through crowdfunding site
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 GMT508 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 GMT513 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 GMT401 views
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Pakistani hackers tackle broken government
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