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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 GMT689 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 GMT464 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 GMT460 views
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Carnival Corp. Campaign Tackles Cruise Myths
Library exhibit showcases old technologies
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The technologies presented are rotated out every Wednesday, providing a steady stream of novel inventions from another time. Accompanied by a short backstory, each piece has been temporarily loaned...

Claire MackayNov 17, 2014 09:48 am GMT284 views
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Library exhibit showcases old technologies
Q&A: Bill Clerico, WePay founder and CEO, on the future of mobile payments
article Crowdfunding

An Interview with Bill Clerico, WePay founder and CEO, on the future of mobile payments SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayNov 16, 2014 11:20 am GMT601 views
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Q&A: Bill Clerico, WePay founder and CEO, on the future of mobile payments
Making sense of the corporate earnings season
article Distributed Knowledge

The move is the latest push from Estimize, which was created in 2011 by former quantitative hedge-fund analyst Leigh Drogen with the aim of producing a more accurate set of earnings estimates than...

Claire MackayNov 14, 2014 09:27 am GMT368 views
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Making sense of the corporate earnings season
Q&A: What Crowdsourcing Means to Indonesia’s Forests
article Distributed Knowledge

The power of the crowd has been called upon in Indonesia to suggest government ministers, find a new city logo and search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, a crowdsourcing...

Claire MackayNov 12, 2014 10:11 am GMT481 views
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Q&A: What Crowdsourcing Means to Indonesia’s Forests
Crowdsourcing funds long-term seabird study
article Crowdfunding

“The whole crowdsourcing experience has been exhilarating,” says Tim Birkhead, professor of behavioural ecology at the University of Sheffield. “I want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who...

Claire MackayNov 11, 2014 10:22 am GMT552 views
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Crowdsourcing funds long-term seabird study
How Crowdsourcing Helped Bring Red Cross Problems to Light
article Distributed Knowledge

The crowd has proved immensely helpful in answering specific, direct questions. The "Free the Files" project of 2012 harnessed the enthusiasm of volunteers to enter vast amounts of data...

Claire MackayNov 06, 2014 10:10 pm GMT354 views
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How Crowdsourcing Helped Bring Red Cross Problems to Light
Launching a Kickstarter? These are the Categories You Have The Best Chance of Being Funded In
article Crowdfunding

Media/advertising company Panabee analysed the 50 most-funded projects per category (750 projects in total) that completed their target in 2013. According to the research, Kickstarter campaigns...

Claire MackayNov 05, 2014 06:43 am GMT492 views
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Launching a Kickstarter? These are the Categories You Have The Best Chance of Being Funded In
Crowdsourcing and free expression
article Tools

Internet users around the world have come together to shape a new agenda for how we share and collaborate online. OpenMedia recently launched a study called “Our Digital Future: A Crowdsourced...

Claire MackayNov 02, 2014 01:27 am GMT474 views
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Crowdsourcing and free expression
Stelios' latest wheeze easyProperty smashes crowdfunding target by 30pc
article Crowdfunding

easyProperty, the latest venture from Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou, has beaten its £1m crowdfunding target on Crowdcube by 30pc. The campaign launched on Crowdcube at the end of September, offering a...

Claire MackayOct 30, 2014 01:21 pm GMT194 views
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Stelios' latest wheeze easyProperty smashes crowdfunding target by 30pc
Scoopshot Introduction
video Tools

This video presents the Scoopshot service in a nutshell. Snap photos, send them for sale and see them published! The free Scoopshot app is available on the App Store and on Google Play - start...

Claire MackayOct 30, 2014 09:00 am GMT344 views
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Scoopshot Introduction
Snap a photo and earn money with Scoopshot!
article Tools

To address that, Scoopshot has created an innovative way to modernize and restructure the publishing process while saving time and money and encouraging the participation of the public – by...

Claire MackayOct 30, 2014 08:45 am GMT489 views
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Snap a photo and earn money with Scoopshot!
Zooppa makes its way by crowdsourcing ads
article Crowd Creativity

Traditional “Mad Men"-style ad production is expensive, slow and often out of touch with what consumers really care about. Zooppa's customers are brands needing advertising content that...

Claire MackayOct 28, 2014 10:27 am GMT555 views
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Zooppa makes its way by crowdsourcing ads
Is Crowdfunding the New Frontier for Charitable Donations?
article Crowdfunding

More importantly, Mirza said crowdfunding isn’t about asking people for money. “Rather, it is an opportunity to invite someone to take part in an awesome journey in achieving something radical....

Claire MackayOct 24, 2014 01:01 pm GMT615 views
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Is Crowdfunding the New Frontier for Charitable Donations?
13 ideas for DC from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange
article Open Innovation

A group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities, sharing stories of success, failure, hard work and...

Claire MackayOct 24, 2014 03:19 am GMT471 views
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13 ideas for DC from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange
Business asks government to enlist whiz kids to end delays at Canada-U.S. border
article Distributed Knowledge

The White House convened one such event and announced more than 30 disaster-response ideas, inspired by problems people had encountered during the 2012 storm on the East Coast. Ideas included...

Claire MackayOct 20, 2014 01:11 pm GMT541 views
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Business asks government to enlist whiz kids to end delays at Canada-U.S. border
Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch KenyanIntroductions
document Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding campaign target is 17000 and some of the proceeds will be used for adding more content and pages to the website KenyanIntroductions.com Funds raised will also be used for site...

Claire MackayOct 18, 2014 12:54 am GMT1058 views
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Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch KenyanIntroductions
Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
article Distributed Knowledge

Thousands of volunteers are lining up to help fight cancer, map faraway planets and record the drama of war. They don't need Ph.Ds or specialized equipment to do it. Instead, crowdsourcing is...

Claire MackayOct 17, 2014 01:16 pm GMT455 views
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Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
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