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NakedWines crowdsources $1 million for winemaker Scott Peterson
article Crowdfunding

Former Kendall Jackson winemaker Scott Peterson has scored more than $1 million in crowd-sourced start-up funding on the NakedWines.com web site to launch a new winemaking venture. Peterson, who...

Claire MackayApr 16, 2014 05:41 am GMT249 views
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NakedWines crowdsources $1 million for winemaker Scott Peterson
Health workers use crowdsourced maps to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea
article Distributed Knowledge

A New Scientist story published today explains how health workers from Médecins Sans Frontières were initially at a disadvantage when they arrived in Guinea to combat the deadly virus because they...

Claire MackayApr 12, 2014 12:44 am GMT384 views
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Health workers use crowdsourced maps to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea
Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Campaign Raises $5.75 Million
article Crowdfunding

Less than 10 hours after launching their Kickstarter campaign on March 11, the team surpassed their $800,000 goal; at the 24-hour mark, they hit $2 million. Since then, Young and the PonoMusic team...

Claire MackayApr 11, 2014 03:03 am GMT637 views
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Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Campaign Raises $5.75 Million
Booster Bolts Together Crowdfunding, Social Good
article Crowdfunding, Tools

By melding technology and social good, Andrew Moss, president of Booster LLC, believes the Newton, Massachusetts-based online crowdfunding site for social causes is the most promising new tech...

Claire MackayApr 11, 2014 12:55 am GMT226 views
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Booster Bolts Together Crowdfunding, Social Good
1800Flowers delivers on the value of sentiment via crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge

“We can plug our existing Floral Delivery network into Deliv’s crowdsourced model and be the ‘crowd’ for them in some markets, which could increase our local florist profitability by increasing our...

Claire MackayApr 10, 2014 05:38 am GMT797 views
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1800Flowers delivers on the value of sentiment via crowdsourcing
Key to Innovation? A Good Story
article Open Innovation

There is compelling evidence that companies that focus on innovation goals beyond solely making more profit drive better results than companies that just look at the bottom line. Former P&G...

Claire MackayApr 08, 2014 07:06 am GMT330 views
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Key to Innovation? A Good Story
Standing up for Social Change
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Dreamstarter is ING DIRECT’s way of getting behind some of Australia’s most inspired go-getters. Seed funding is provided towards selected projects or ideas that are also supported by the...

Claire MackayApr 08, 2014 01:18 am GMT471 views
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Standing up for Social Change
Facebook Users Spot Rare Coat’s Disease in Child’s Photo
article Distributed Knowledge

A MOTHER who posted a picture of her daughter on Facebook got more than just a few likes after users spotted something in the photo that helped identify a rare disease. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Claire MackayApr 03, 2014 01:06 pm GMT342 views
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Facebook Users Spot Rare Coat’s Disease in Child’s Photo
So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

"The wisdom of crowds is a very important part of this project, and it's an important driver of accuracy," Tetlock said. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayApr 03, 2014 11:29 am GMT377 views
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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent
How to hack your city and an app for urban mums in our latest roundup
article Tools

Hackcity allows you to identify what you don't like about your city, post it anonymously and offer your opinions about how to change it. Examples include reporting a broken paving slab, a...

Claire MackayApr 03, 2014 02:28 am GMT266 views
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How to hack your city and an app for urban mums in our latest roundup
Crowdsourcing vote recounts in a polarized Turkey
article Distributed Knowledge

Vote recounts have been crowd sourced in Turkey, amid widespread fraud allegations including discoveries of ballots in trash bags and suspicious power blackouts. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayApr 02, 2014 10:52 am GMT446 views
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Crowdsourcing vote recounts in a polarized Turkey
Russia's dual-screen Yota crowdsources ideas
article Open Innovation

Two winning ideas on how to best make use of the dual-screen YotaPhone were chosen from more than a dozen generated at YotaPhone's Idea Camp, a crowdsourcing event attended by smartphone...

Claire MackayApr 01, 2014 01:30 am GMT274 views
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Russia's dual-screen Yota crowdsources ideas
Japanese growth hacking startup Kaizen Platform raises $5 million
article Cloud Labor, Tools

He gave me a quick look at the dashboard, which lists improvement points with numerical indicators, essentially empowering webmasters to ask crowdsourced workers to make an improvements with just...

Claire MackayMar 31, 2014 05:22 am GMT581 views
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Japanese growth hacking startup Kaizen Platform raises $5 million
Investor protection key to crowdsourcing
article Crowdfunding

Businesses will be able to raise up to $2 million a year by issuing shares to the public through crowdfunding platforms, without issuing a formal prospectus or facing the usual scrutinies of the...

Claire MackayMar 29, 2014 05:13 am GMT1085 views
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Investor protection key to crowdsourcing
I’m suffering from crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Indiegogo fatigue
article Crowdfunding

My fear at this moment is that the growing popularity of crowdsourcing is attracting too many gold diggers, and it will become harder in the future to find anything left of value. ~ Boris...

Claire MackayMar 29, 2014 02:01 am GMT453 views
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I’m suffering from crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Indiegogo fatigue
New Crowdsourcing Platform to Improve Public Service
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The GSA Mentor-Protege program will also use News Genius to open its policies to annotations from current and past participants. According to Herman, News Genius will simplify the path to...

Claire MackayMar 28, 2014 08:26 am GMT429 views
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New Crowdsourcing Platform to Improve Public Service
UTSA launches crowdfunding website to help raise project and research funds
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Launch UTSA is a new way to raise funds for research, service learning, study abroad and other projects. Using social networks, crowdfunding is the process of collecting smaller donations from a...

Claire MackayMar 27, 2014 07:23 am GMT574 views
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UTSA launches crowdfunding website to help raise project and research funds
Musk Joins Designer Westwood Taking Crowdfunding to Clean Energy
article Crowdfunding, Tools

On both sides of the Atlantic, clean-energy promoters are developing crowdfunding websites that promise to overcome investor skepticism about whether they can earn regular returns. Barely on the...

Claire MackayMar 27, 2014 01:26 am GMT414 views
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Musk Joins Designer Westwood Taking Crowdfunding to Clean Energy
Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Enter InnoCentive, a Massachusetts-based firm specializing in open innovation and crowdsourcing. The City of Boston contracted InnoCentive to improve Street Bump and reduce the amount of tail...

Claire MackayMar 26, 2014 09:06 am GMT465 views
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Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government
Crowdfunders’ wishes granted as OSC unveils regulations for startups
article Crowdfunding

After more than a year of study and extensive consultations that included input from firms hungry for funding as well as investor advocates with concerns that online equity crowdfunding would...

Claire MackayMar 21, 2014 08:56 am GMT799 views
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Crowdfunders’ wishes granted as OSC unveils regulations for startups
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