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Ask the experts: Are you encouraged or wary of Texas crowdfunding rules?
article Crowdfunding

When adopted, the new rules are designed to streamline the crowdfunding process and would enable unaccredited investors to invest as much as $5,000 a year in startups without requiring proof of...

Harshida PatelOct 23, 2014 01:09 pm GMT208 views
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Ask the experts: Are you encouraged or wary of Texas crowdfunding rules?
XPrize’s Peter Diamandis tells companies to disrupt themselves
article Open Innovation

The power of crowdsourcing is the driving force behind XPrize, which began in 1996 with the Ansari XPrize promising $10 million to the team that could build a craft for private space travel. The...

Harshida PatelOct 21, 2014 02:02 pm GMT326 views
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XPrize’s Peter Diamandis tells companies to disrupt themselves
How to Trade the Market's Most-Active Stocks
article Distributed Knowledge

While some fund managers are already trying to leverage social media resources like Twitter to find algorithmic trading opportunities, for most investors, crowdsourcing works best as a starting...

Harshida PatelOct 18, 2014 12:33 am GMT369 views
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How to Trade the Market's Most-Active Stocks
State Ranks First in After-School Programs
article Crowdfunding

Schwarzenegger recently raised $1.1 million for after-school programs through crowdsourcing, offering the winner in the draw a chance to drive around with him in his M47 tank. Together, he and the...

Harshida PatelOct 17, 2014 12:51 pm GMT269 views
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State Ranks First in After-School Programs
How Crowdsourcing Will Help Startups Build Their Own Versions of Siri
article Tools

That’s why he started Wit.ai, a service that helps developers pool their voice samples together to power a speech and natural language recognition system that Lebrun hopes will soon rival the depth...

Harshida PatelOct 16, 2014 02:05 am GMT363 views
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How Crowdsourcing Will Help Startups Build Their Own Versions of Siri
The Missing Maps project is mapping developing cities to curb the spread of ebola
article Distributed Knowledge

Enter the Missing Maps project, through which the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and Humanitarian Open Street Maps are crowdsourcing street-level maps of unmapped cities. At the moment,...

Harshida PatelOct 14, 2014 10:19 am GMT1359 views
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The Missing Maps project is mapping developing cities to curb the spread of ebola
Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap
article Distributed Knowledge

As of December 2013, it had 2.5 million learners with 200,000 new users signing up every month. About 250,000 users are in west Africa; so far, roughly 10,000 people have completed the Ebola...

Harshida PatelOct 12, 2014 08:35 am GMT449 views
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Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap
CureAll Final Video High
video Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Cure All, utilizing crowdsourcing and funding to help science share HEALTH information with everyone, and helping everyone support science. Together we will fight disease more effectively....

Harshida PatelOct 12, 2014 04:58 am GMT470 views
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CureAll Final Video High
Imperial War Museum asks public to help chart history of WWII American airmen in England
article Distributed Knowledge

An ambitious crowd sourcing project that records the stories of men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who served in England during the Second World War has been launched online by the...

Harshida PatelOct 12, 2014 04:31 am GMT363 views
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Imperial War Museum asks public to help chart history of WWII American airmen in England
“Already on Roof!”: How Rescuers Sift Through Twitter to Find Disaster Victims
article Distributed Knowledge

Crisis crowdsourcing may have its roots in the unruly hashtags of Twitter, but with each new disaster, organizations and data specialists are finding new ways to shape the chaos of the crowd into...

Harshida PatelOct 09, 2014 06:43 am GMT306 views
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“Already on Roof!”: How Rescuers Sift Through Twitter to Find Disaster Victims
Ebola tech, sleeping naked with dogs & 2 other things I learned at GeekWire Summit
article Open Innovation

And, like any self-respecting nerd, he's crowdsourcing the problem to help come up with a more complete solution set. “Last Friday we launched this grand challenge for the private sector to...

Harshida PatelOct 07, 2014 06:22 am GMT684 views
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Ebola tech, sleeping naked with dogs & 2 other things I learned at GeekWire Summit
SquadRun leverages power of mobile crowd to deliver small tasks for startups and individuals
article Cloud Labor, Tools

SquadRun is a crowdsourcing platform that connects business to a smartphone enabled workforce. It’s an exciting new app that allows anybody with a smartphone to make money on a per task basis. For...

Harshida PatelOct 05, 2014 01:40 pm GMT8867 views
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SquadRun leverages power of mobile crowd to deliver small tasks for startups and individuals
Architectural History in Tiny Tokyo Capsules
article Crowdfunding

"We're going to collect donations from all over the world. We're trying to buy each capsule one by one. Each room counts as one vote, to decide what to do," said Masato Abe,...

Harshida PatelOct 05, 2014 12:14 pm GMT538 views
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Architectural History in Tiny Tokyo Capsules
How Crowdfunding and Open Source Research Will Fight Cancer
article Crowdfunding

It’s also possible that open source research projects will also need to find a way to raise more money than they can through crowdfunding, since it takes huge sums to develop and produce a drug. If...

Harshida PatelOct 05, 2014 05:41 am GMT385 views
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How Crowdfunding and Open Source Research Will Fight Cancer
Future of Business School Illustrated Online Over 100 Days
article Distributed Knowledge

Relevant courses would also be developed via crowdsourcing, in which faculty and business leaders would collaborate to create the most stimulating courses possible. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Harshida PatelOct 03, 2014 04:49 am GMT431 views
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Future of Business School Illustrated Online Over 100 Days
'Where's Waldo' ... but for science
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdsourcing the analysis of aerial imagery for wildlife protection is certainly new. I haven't heard of any other project like this. But what MicroMappers really pushes forward is how easy...

Harshida PatelOct 01, 2014 12:43 pm GMT432 views
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'Where's Waldo' ... but for science
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 GMT514 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 GMT1172 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 GMT646 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 GMT1854 views
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Crowdworks nabs two big time advisors as Joi Ito and Jeff Howe join the team
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