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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 GMT304 views
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AXE #KissForPeace: Simple Harmony
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 GMT2227 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 GMT84 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 GMT314 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 GMT302 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 GMT157 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 GMT276 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 GMT481 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 GMT155 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 GMT738 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 GMT403 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 GMT717 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 GMT294 views
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We Tried Zappos' New Personal Shopping Service
Crowdsourcing Effort Helps Millions Identify Ancestors
article Distributed Knowledge

At times during the marathon, the indexing system struggled to process the massive influx of volunteer submissions. “Never before have so many people tried to contribute all at once,” said Mike...

Claire MackayAug 02, 2014 08:27 am GMT268 views
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Crowdsourcing Effort Helps Millions Identify Ancestors
Crowdsourcing Democracy: Who Will Write Scotland’s Constitution?
article Distributed Knowledge

With the party’s frequent references to the Icelandic model of constitution-building – using constitutional conventions, technology and social media-aided crowdsourcing to include the will of...

Claire MackayAug 01, 2014 02:08 pm GMT338 views
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Crowdsourcing Democracy: Who Will Write Scotland’s Constitution?
Calling All Travelers: Have Family Fun and Win With Realfamilytrips.com
document Tools

In order to participate in the contest, families will also submit a brief itinerary for their trip including where they went, what they did, what they liked and how old the children are. In doing...

Claire MackayAug 01, 2014 11:06 am GMT317 views
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Calling All Travelers: Have Family Fun and Win With Realfamilytrips.com
Ristigouche Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Defend Against Gas Company Lawsuit
article Crowdfunding

A small town in Quebec’s Gaspe region has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money to defend itself against a lawsuit from a gas exploration company. The town of Ristigouche-Sud-Est,...

Claire MackayAug 01, 2014 05:02 am GMT258 views
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Ristigouche Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Defend Against Gas Company Lawsuit
How data does disasters
article Open Innovation

The nature of disasters -- natural and manmade -- is constantly evolving, and so is the ability to respond to them, as federal agencies and the private sector use technology, crowdsourcing and data...

Claire MackayJul 31, 2014 12:05 pm GMT283 views
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How data does disasters
Beyond Numbers: Remembering the victims of Israeli operation ‘Protective Edge’ on Gaza
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Beyond Numbers platform aims to remember all innocent victims of the Israeli Operation “Protective Edge” on Gaza, launched on July 8, 2014. Each picture portrays a victim and his/her story,...

Claire MackayJul 27, 2014 02:06 pm GMT891 views
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Beyond Numbers: Remembering the victims of Israeli operation ‘Protective Edge’ on Gaza
Why should crowdfunding only be for startups
article Crowdfunding

Experts Daryl Hatton, CEO of social crowdfunding platform FundRazr.com, and Craig Asano, executive director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, argue that larger corporations have...

Claire MackayJul 26, 2014 02:52 pm GMT361 views
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Why should crowdfunding only be for startups
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