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Thomson claims first with crowdsourced wedding
article Distributed Knowledge

Thomson is to become the first UK company to crowdsource a wedding. The operator has launched a competition this week to find a couple who want to get married in Cyprus this September and are...

Harshida PatelApr 13, 2014 05:16 am GMT320 views
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Thomson claims first with crowdsourced wedding
The Hunt Raises $10M From Khosla For Crowdsourced Shopping
article Distributed Knowledge

The Hunt provides a community-driven shopping experience that helps consumers find and purchase items inspired by photos on social networks. Since its launch in January, the site has allowed users...

Harshida PatelApr 11, 2014 01:34 am GMT224 views
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The Hunt Raises $10M From Khosla For Crowdsourced Shopping
Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

People describe phenomena like this with the term "crowdsourcing." But this is too general and impersonal a word to capture the close-knit (yet decentralized) collaborative communities...

Harshida PatelApr 11, 2014 12:33 am GMT243 views
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Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World
Rebel Toy Company Launches New Quest to Turn Princesses Into Engineers
article Crowdfunding

Shepard has a simple answer for how GoldieBlox was able to bypass the barriers of the toy industry. “It’s the internet,” she says. “That’s what’s really enabling companies like ours to surpass the...

Harshida PatelApr 09, 2014 01:09 am GMT139 views
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Rebel Toy Company Launches New Quest to Turn Princesses Into Engineers
Huge interest in Inland Revenue’s mobile app challenge
document Open Innovation

“Our customers want to do business with Inland Revenue as easily and as with any other business 24 hours, seven days a week using their tablets and smart-phones. Not only are we making it easier,...

Harshida PatelApr 08, 2014 06:16 am GMT452 views
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Huge interest in Inland Revenue’s mobile app challenge
Gosnell abortion film too much for Kickstarter’s ‘diverse’ censors
article Crowdfunding

Now, Kickstarter has always been dominated by projects with liberal, environmental and even ultra-left-wing leanings. That’s no surprise — the arts are dominated by people with such views. But...

Harshida PatelApr 08, 2014 02:56 am GMT313 views
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Gosnell abortion film too much for Kickstarter’s ‘diverse’ censors
Yoyomolo.com reaches the million mark
document Crowdfunding, Tools

Yoyomolo is the most effective solution for philanthropic social funding in Quebec. "What thrills us the most," said Yoyomolo co-founder Pierre Gagnon, "Is that we're providing...

Harshida PatelApr 07, 2014 01:25 pm GMT480 views
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Yoyomolo.com reaches the million mark
How EMS Crowdsourcing Improves Cardiac-arrest Outcomes
article Distributed Knowledge

Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines crowdsourcing as "the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people.” The term is...

Harshida PatelApr 04, 2014 04:29 am GMT849 views
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How EMS Crowdsourcing Improves Cardiac-arrest Outcomes
Mary Jo White Plays The Middle At The SEC
article Crowdfunding

Even as Mary Jo White has indicated she may vote with the Republicans on parts of the swaps and crowdfunding rules, she also has indicated she’ll likely vote with the Democrats on executive pay...

Harshida PatelApr 03, 2014 11:50 am GMT425 views
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Mary Jo White Plays The Middle At The SEC
Public interest labs to test open governance solutions
article Open Innovation

Through smarter governance, they say, institutions can seek input from lay and expert citizens via expert networking, crowdsourcing or challenges. With open data governance, institutions can...

Harshida PatelApr 03, 2014 04:37 am GMT334 views
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Public interest labs to test open governance solutions
Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter?
article Cloud Labor

But even more troubling is the fact that crowdsourcing platforms are hurrying along the automation of more and more of these tasks. Erik Brynjolfsson, a co-author of the popular book “Race Against...

Harshida PatelApr 02, 2014 12:24 pm GMT370 views
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Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter?
Changing your startup’s name: A tale of crowdsourcing 843 domain names
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A few tips for Squadhelp specifically: 1. Set a cash prize that stands out from the other contests. 2. Don’t use your real company or personal names. 3. Provide lots of feedback and ratings...

Harshida PatelApr 01, 2014 01:57 am GMT297 views
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Changing your startup’s name: A tale of crowdsourcing 843 domain names
$500,000 fund to turn innovative ideas into real solutions to improve HDB living
article Open Innovation

HDB has launched a new Cool Ideas Fund to help participants of the "Cool Ideas for Better HDB Living" initiative turn their winning ideas into workable prototypes for test-bedding. More...

Harshida PatelMar 29, 2014 05:32 am GMT510 views
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$500,000 fund to turn innovative ideas into real solutions to improve HDB living
Crowdsourcing Goes Further Than You'd Think
article Distributed Knowledge

This crowd wisdom from social communities is not a new phenomenon. However, it's certainly gaining traction and acceptance. Crowdsourcing religious talks from Facebook? Check. Crowdsourcing...

Harshida PatelMar 28, 2014 08:49 am GMT469 views
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Crowdsourcing Goes Further Than You'd Think
Estimize launches Mergerize, announces funding round
article Distributed Knowledge

"We know that the wisdom of the crowd is better than what people involved in the deal get today. We've seen that with Estimize data, Mergerize is another way to build on that,"...

Harshida PatelMar 27, 2014 08:05 am GMT417 views
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Estimize launches Mergerize, announces funding round
Business update: Visionary or looney? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on spending spree
article Crowdfunding

Oculus, which got its start on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, doesn't have a consumer product on the market, just the promise of bulky virtual reality goggles that have generated huge...

Harshida PatelMar 27, 2014 02:20 am GMT387 views
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Business update: Visionary or looney? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on spending spree
Crowdfunding Site CircleUp Raises $14 Million
article Crowdfunding

CircleUp, a crowdfunding website, has allowed a number of fledgling companies to raise money over the last two years. Now, CircleUp has attracted some additional money of its own. SOURCE LINK...

Harshida PatelMar 27, 2014 12:27 am GMT345 views
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Crowdfunding Site CircleUp Raises $14 Million
Earth Hour's First Global Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing Platform
document Crowdfunding

"We are excited to be partnering with PayPal to help people around the world to contribute directly and more securely to causes that matter to them. Earth Hour has always been more than just...

Harshida PatelMar 21, 2014 07:39 am GMT3690 views
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 Earth Hour's First Global Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing Platform
Ovivo Mobile goes dark, leaving thousands without connectivity
article Crowdfunding

According to Companies House records provided via Duedil, in September 2013 the company had cash of £10,000 and other assets of about £6,000 but liabilities of £511,000 - giving it a negative net...

Harshida PatelMar 20, 2014 02:02 pm GMT306 views
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Ovivo Mobile goes dark, leaving thousands without connectivity
Would a crowdsourcing model like Betabrand work for game development?
article Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Essentially, the Betabrand crowdsources ideas and designs for clothes (like purple disco pants) and depending on the reception it might get developed into prototype. Crowdfunding kicks off to...

Harshida PatelMar 20, 2014 01:31 pm GMT430 views
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Would a crowdsourcing model like Betabrand work for game development?
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