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At Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business, the crowdsourcing conference we hosted in midtown Manhattan last week, we heard from dozens of companies and thought leaders about how the crowd is transforming the business ecosystem for major enterprises. If you couldn't make it to the conference, check out these presentations to see what you missed!
Business process outsourcing (BPO) is on the way out, argued Crowd Computing Systems’ Peter Marney onstage at Massolution NYC 2013.
Building a massive database like Freebase requires a huge amount of data processing — and not all of it can be automated. Freebase requires human curation.
In a presentation at Massolution NYC 2013, Chaordix founder and CEO Shelley Kuipers talked about how to effectively create and engage online communities.
In the modern business ecosystem, increasingly less data processing happens inside on-premise data centers. A similar shift is occurring in the world of crowdsourcing.
Onstage at Massolution NYC 2013, LEGO senior business developer Troels Andersen highlighted some of the company’s crowdsourcing initiatives and explained how they work alongside — and in some cases inform — its more traditional product development processes.
Outsourcing and crowdsourcing obviously share similarities — they both involve moving work from a traditional business environment to external workforces — but are they indistinguishable? Crowdsourcing experts at Massolution NYC 2013 discuss.
At Massolution NYC 2013, experts from Yahoo, IBM, Walmart, and other organizations discussed the future of crowdsourcing in conversation with SIG CEO Dawn Evans and Massolution’s Dana Emberson.
Cloud services company Appirio today announced its acquisition of TopCoder, a company that hosts crowdsourced programming competitions for organizations like NASA, DARPA, and Humana.
In the wake of fraud allegations surrounding two Kickstarter projects tied to the Free the Games Fund, Ouya’s fund-matching program for crowdfunded games headed to the console, Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is standing behind her company’s initiative.
LEGO enthusiasts have been sharing their creations online since the dawn of the social web. Impressed by its community’s ingenuity, LEGO decided to provide a venue where fans could turn these unofficial creations into actual LEGO products. In 2008, the Denmark-based company launched its LEGO Cuusoo platform, marking LEGO’s leap into the world of crowdsourcing.
The National Football League on Wednesday launched an open innovation challenge to make sports safer for athletes. With its Head Health Challenge, the sports league is soliciting proposals for breakthrough technology that helps identify, monitor, and protect against head trauma.
Keiji Inafune, creator of the Mega Man series, left Japanese games giant Capcom in 2010 to form his own game studio, Comcept. On Saturday, Inafune and Comcept launched a Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to the famous side-scrolling action franchise.
Entrepreneurs and artists in Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to crowdfund their projects via Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site revealed this week.
99designs, the crowdsourced graphic design marketplace, has acquired Brazilian competitor LogoChef, 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn announced yesterday. We take a look at the acquisition and the crowdsourcing market in Latin America.
We recently introduced you to VentureHealth, an online venture fund that connects accredited investors with biotech startups. Today we feature the second part of our conversation with VentureHealth co-founder Talat Imran, who also serves as the platform's lead developer. Discussion topics include security concerns, payment processing, past investments, and the company's future.
The $2.5 trillion healthcare sector has a problem: accredited investors lack access to some of the most promising biomedical innovations, while compelling healthcare companies are routinely underfunded. VentureHealth thinks it has the solution.