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Freelancers are on their own, but they're not alone
article Cloud Labor, Tools

Online marketplaces: Companies such as Elance-oDesk, Guru, and Freelancer.com are combination electronic matchmakers, project management platforms and payroll processors. Freelancers can use the...

Harshida PatelSep 27, 2014 07:24 am GMT338 views
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Freelancers are on their own, but they're not alone
Crowdsourcing Offers Gov Funding Option for Civic Tech
article Crowdfunding

Civic projects appear to be among the most successful at raising money via crowdfunding, Davis said. Statistics from Kickstarter, the most pervasive crowdfunding platform, show that 81 percent...

Harshida PatelSep 27, 2014 12:23 am GMT966 views
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Crowdsourcing Offers Gov Funding Option for Civic Tech
Field Agent, a mobile market research startup, to go global
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Rick West, co-founder of Fayetteville-based Field Agent, said he and partners Henry Ho and Kelly Miller have harnessed the power of crowdsourcing to help retailers and suppliers solve questions,...

Harshida PatelSep 26, 2014 12:31 pm GMT423 views
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Field Agent, a mobile market research startup, to go global
Crowdworks nabs two big time advisors as Joi Ito and Jeff Howe join the team
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdworks, a leading crowdsourcing service in Japan, has significantly burnished its credentials with the addition. Howe, in addition to his WIRED duties, is known for coining the term...

Harshida PatelSep 25, 2014 12:04 pm GMT1676 views
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Crowdworks nabs two big time advisors as Joi Ito and Jeff Howe join the team
Amazon Launching New Crowdsourcing Publishing Program
article Tools

After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the program is "in the works." SOURCE LINK...

Harshida PatelSep 23, 2014 08:11 am GMT218 views
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Amazon Launching New Crowdsourcing Publishing Program
Crowdsourcing and constant email may be the best hope for fixing America’s broken highway infrastructure
article Distributed Knowledge

More than 15,000 downloads and 8,700 emails to Congress later, “I’m Stuck” has helped create a crowd-sourced visualization of the traffic and congestion plaguing America’s roads and bridges that...

Harshida PatelSep 21, 2014 01:41 pm GMT9222 views
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Crowdsourcing and constant email may be the best hope for fixing America’s broken highway infrastructure
New South Wales, Australia to Crowdsource Ideas for Public Housing, Congestion
article Open Innovation

The government will start off with crowdsourcing solutions on congestion, public housing, open data and policy challenges. It is looking for ideas to reduce congestion in Sydney’s traffic hot spots...

Harshida PatelSep 19, 2014 01:00 pm GMT482 views
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New South Wales, Australia to Crowdsource Ideas for Public Housing, Congestion
3 ideas you can borrow from Italian giant Enel (including crowdsourcing)
article Open Innovation

Endesa employees who work at Enel's hydropower facilities in Spain have generated 268 ideas about ways to improve procedures, installations, systems and safety at the plants. The employee...

Harshida PatelSep 18, 2014 12:24 am GMT402 views
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3 ideas you can borrow from Italian giant Enel (including crowdsourcing)
12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality
article Distributed Knowledge

Rio is a crowded city, so why not get the residents involved in helping to reduce crime, traffic and the like? That was the idea behind a data crowdsourcing project in Rio de Janeiro. For teens in...

Harshida PatelSep 16, 2014 07:56 am GMT533 views
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12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality
Flongle Is A Crowdsourcing Site That Makes Businesses Compete For Your Mortgage
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Flongle is a new crowdsourcing website that assists customers in finding the best home loan by making banks and mortgage brokers bid against each other. Billed as the world’s first “mortgage...

Harshida PatelSep 16, 2014 06:09 am GMT295 views
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Flongle Is A Crowdsourcing Site That Makes Businesses Compete For Your Mortgage
Record-high gifts to College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
article Crowdfunding

“CTAHR’s six academic departments have developed strong, productive partnerships with their constituencies, and private giving reflects that across the college,” said Leslie Lewis, CTAHR...

Harshida PatelSep 14, 2014 11:43 am GMT1486 views
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Record-high gifts to College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Note My Vote: Now you stand a chance of influencing your MP
article Crowdfunding

More than half of the 212 people who voted in East Worthing and Shoreham said that they wanted to see border controls between Scotland and the rest of the UK if the union is broken-up after this...

Harshida PatelSep 14, 2014 02:21 am GMT740 views
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Note My Vote: Now you stand a chance of influencing your MP
U.S. Threatened James Foley’s Family Over ISIS Ransom Demand, His Mother Says
article Crowdfunding

“It slowed my parents down quite a bit. They didn’t want to do anything that could get them in trouble. It slowed them down for months in raising money. Who knows what might have happened?”...

Harshida PatelSep 13, 2014 04:30 am GMT684 views
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U.S. Threatened James Foley’s Family Over ISIS Ransom Demand, His Mother Says
White House Introduces New Batch of Presidential Innovation Fellows
article Open Innovation

Round 3 of the program is focused on addressing three national priorities, per the White House: 1) Making Digital the Default: Building a 21st Century Veterans Experience; 2) Data Innovation:...

Harshida PatelSep 11, 2014 01:51 pm GMT389 views
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White House Introduces New Batch of Presidential Innovation Fellows
How FrontlineSMS, SFCG Nigeria Created a Conflict Early Warning System for Nigerians
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The 109 focal points were chosen from a group of trusted community leaders and representatives, and were then trained in using SMS to submit reports on peace and violence in their areas as part of...

Harshida PatelSep 05, 2014 01:13 pm GMT709 views
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How FrontlineSMS, SFCG Nigeria Created a Conflict Early Warning System for Nigerians
Google’s Ground Truth Initiative For Building More Accurate Maps Now Covers 50 Countries
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Google is also launching its Map Maker tool for crowdsourcing mapping data in Russia, Taiwan and Malaysia today. Map Maker was already available in Poland and Romania before, and Google notes that...

Harshida PatelSep 04, 2014 02:08 pm GMT148 views
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Google’s Ground Truth Initiative For Building More Accurate Maps Now Covers 50 Countries
How the Sharing Economy Is Changing Disaster Response and Recovery
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The “sharing economy” — the term now commonly used to describe using technology and social media to promote the sharing and reusing of assets ­— has received a good deal of press over the last few...

Harshida PatelSep 04, 2014 07:49 am GMT445 views
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How the Sharing Economy Is Changing Disaster Response and Recovery
New Tool Offers Global Access to More Than 10,000 U.S. Water Resources
article Tools

Information technologies such as H2infO can go a long way in solving the world’s water issues. In 2013, IBM unveiled a crowdsourcing app in South Africa that encourages South Africans to fix their...

Harshida PatelSep 03, 2014 01:31 am GMT294 views
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New Tool Offers Global Access to More Than 10,000 U.S. Water Resources
Nail paint to detect date rape drugs sparks Twitter debate
article Crowdfunding

Considering a suggestion given to them, 'Undercover Colours' has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for the fast and adequate development of the first effective deterrent to...

Harshida PatelSep 02, 2014 02:38 am GMT164 views
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Nail paint to detect date rape drugs sparks Twitter debate
ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the ‘GitHub for science research’
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Founded in 2012, the company’s main goal is to build a central, crowdsourced, and open repository for protocols, which are written procedural methods for the design and implementation of an...

Harshida PatelAug 30, 2014 12:10 pm GMT775 views
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ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the ‘GitHub for science research’
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