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Massolution NYC 2013 Presentations: Crowd as an Engine for Enterprise Innovation
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

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!

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Eric BlattbergSep 26, 2013 10:15 pm GMT5525 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: CCS Thinks “Crowd Computing” Will Kill Outsourcing
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is on the way out, argued Crowd Computing Systems’ Peter Marney onstage at Massolution NYC 2013.

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Eric BlattbergSep 19, 2013 08:57 pm GMT5329 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: Why Google Leverages Expert Crowds
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 19, 2013 07:07 pm GMT4098 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: Chaordix on Building Communities
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

In a presentation at Massolution NYC 2013, Chaordix founder and CEO Shelley Kuipers talked about how to effectively create and engage online communities.

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Eric BlattbergSep 19, 2013 06:01 pm GMT4357 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: The Rise of the Hybrid Crowd
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 19, 2013 04:19 pm GMT4129 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: LEGO on Inspiring the Builders of Tomorrow
Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 19, 2013 02:46 pm GMT3049 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: What’s the Difference Between Crowdsourcing and Outsourcing?
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 18, 2013 08:20 pm GMT4829 views
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Massolution NYC 2013: Yahoo, IBM, Others Talk Future of Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 18, 2013 07:33 pm GMT4658 views
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Carl Esposti Kicks Off Massolution NYC 2013
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Carl Esposti, founder and CEO of Massolution, just kicked things off at Massolution NYC 2013, the inaugural crowdsourcing and crowdfunding conference for enterprises.

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Eric BlattbergSep 18, 2013 05:39 pm GMT4018 views
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Appirio Acquires TopCoder to Bolster its CloudSpokes Developer Community
Crowdfunding

Cloud services company Appirio today announced its acquisition of TopCoder, a company that hosts crowdsourced programming competitions for organizations like NASA, DARPA, and Humana.

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Eric BlattbergSep 17, 2013 08:55 pm GMT4442 views
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PayPal ‘Overhauling’ Its Crowdfunding Policies
Crowdfunding

PayPal has had a tumultuous relationship with crowdfunding. Thankfully, the eBay-owned company recognizes there’s a problem and promises to fix it.

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Eric BlattbergSep 13, 2013 09:50 pm GMT6061 views
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Ouya CEO Stands By ‘Free the Games Fund’ After Allegations of Fraud
Crowdfunding

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 12, 2013 11:32 pm GMT4713 views
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Building Blocks Together: LEGO’s Foray Into Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 11, 2013 04:58 pm GMT6528 views
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NFL Offering Millions for ‘Head Health’ Tech in Open Innovation Challenge
Open Innovation

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 06, 2013 10:37 pm GMT3321 views
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Mega Man Creator’s Kickstarter Fully Funded, Tops $1M
Crowdfunding

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.

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Eric BlattbergSep 02, 2013 08:50 pm GMT1866 views
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Kickstarter to Launch ‘Soon’ in Australia and New Zealand
Crowdfunding

Entrepreneurs and artists in Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to crowdfund their projects via Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site revealed this week.

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Eric BlattbergAug 29, 2013 08:58 pm GMT1865 views
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99designs Acquires Brazil-based LogoChef, Launches Portuguese Site
Crowd Creativity, Tools

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.

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Eric BlattbergAug 28, 2013 06:28 pm GMT2942 views
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VentureHealth on Securing an Online Venture Fund
Crowdfunding

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.

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Eric BlattbergAug 19, 2013 09:00 pm GMT3298 views
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VentureHealth Connects Investors with Biotech Startups
Crowdfunding

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.

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Eric BlattbergAug 19, 2013 08:42 pm GMT4910 views
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Watch the Kickstarter Film Festival Online
Crowdfunding

Miss the third annual Kickstarter film festival August 3? Well, here’s the next best thing: all the films are streaming online for a limited time.

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Eric BlattbergAug 15, 2013 10:03 pm GMT1459 views
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