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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 GMT493 views
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ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the ‘GitHub for science research’
Minkoff turns to crowdsourcing for line
article Distributed Knowledge

Never short on ideas, Rebecca Minkoff has often turned to social networks to promote her brand in the past, and she currently claims over 384 000 followers on Instagram and close to 200 000 on...

Harshida PatelAug 28, 2014 12:13 pm GMT178 views
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Minkoff turns to crowdsourcing for line
Yik Yak Responsibly
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Yik Yak, originally designed in response to the popularity of anonymous Twitter and Facebook accounts about collegiate campus life, differentiates itself from its competitors with several...

Harshida PatelAug 28, 2014 01:25 am GMT175 views
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Yik Yak Responsibly
This app uses social media posts and crowdsourcing to map sick zone locations
article Distributed Knowledge

Functioning like a weather forecast for sickness, Sickweather may make it easier to avoid areas where people are reporting cases of the flu and other illnesses. Just in time for back to school...

Harshida PatelAug 27, 2014 10:13 am GMT528 views
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This app uses social media posts and crowdsourcing to map sick zone locations
Scotland has a chance to redefine Western governance
article Distributed Knowledge

By the people, for the people. Iceland’s recent experience makes it clear that crowdsourcing government is the only acceptable way forward. Scotland must devise a way to involve everyday people in...

Harshida PatelAug 24, 2014 12:25 pm GMT401 views
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Scotland has a chance to redefine Western governance
Film Program Offers Foster Kids Hollywood Experience
article Crowdfunding

Thus far, Charity has led the organization, without pay, with annual budget well under $100,000. The organization operates mainly from the generosity of private donors through crowdsourcing and,...

Harshida PatelAug 24, 2014 04:05 am GMT378 views
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Film Program Offers Foster Kids Hollywood Experience
Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked: study
article Open Innovation

Professor Davis said crowdsourcing contest sites like Innocentive) where there was no adversarial competition did not face the same problem of malicious behaviour. “There are obvious quality...

Harshida PatelAug 20, 2014 02:27 pm GMT290 views
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Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked: study
An Air-Quality Monitor You Take with You
article Distributed Knowledge

Berkeley, California-based Chemisense also plans to crowdsource data from users to show places around town where certain compounds are identified. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Harshida PatelAug 19, 2014 12:47 pm GMT223 views
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An Air-Quality Monitor You Take with You
Philanthropy Power Duo: How Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson Have Raised $150M With Hollywood Charity Game Changer
article Crowdfunding

Instead, Robertson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband, Edward Norton, launched CrowdRise — an innovative for-profit website that uses crowdsourcing to drive charitable fundraising — with two of...

Harshida PatelAug 17, 2014 06:51 am GMT656 views
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Philanthropy Power Duo: How Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson Have Raised $150M With Hollywood Charity Game Changer
Google Buys City Guides App Jetpac, Support to End on September 15
article Tools

Google has acquired the team behind Jetpac, an iPhone app for crowdsourcing city guides from public Instagram photos. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Harshida PatelAug 16, 2014 11:15 pm GMT358 views
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Google Buys City Guides App Jetpac, Support to End on September 15
DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region
article Crowd Creativity

In the next few years, within the design industry, crowdsourcing websites will continue to consolidate the global design market while the crowdsourcing models used will continue to evolve and...

Harshida PatelAug 16, 2014 03:32 pm GMT965 views
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DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region
How Data Scientists Are Uncovering War Crimes in Syria
article Distributed Knowledge

The initial idea for Syrian Tracker was born out of a simple question: "How do we get the word out on what is going on?" says Kass-Hout, a 41-year-old American of Syrian descent. Since...

Harshida PatelAug 10, 2014 03:50 am GMT190 views
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How Data Scientists Are Uncovering War Crimes in Syria
Time to Crowdsource your Weightloss
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing, a modern day term for obtaining the opinion or help of a large community, could be the answer to making permanent, healthy changes in diet, according to a new study. SOURCE LINK...

Harshida PatelAug 09, 2014 01:21 pm GMT258 views
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Time to Crowdsource your Weightloss
Addictive App ‘Pyne’ Lets You Ask Thousands of People Whatever You Want
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

We all have questions, and these days, it’s the masses on the Internet that we go to for answers. Crowd-sourced Wikipedia is allegedly replacing our need to remember anything and social networks...

Harshida PatelAug 07, 2014 06:02 am GMT592 views
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Addictive App ‘Pyne’ Lets You Ask Thousands of People Whatever You Want
ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring ISIL’s social media communications identified the campaign as a crowd-sourced effort to gather names and other personal information about Saudi intelligence...

Harshida PatelAug 05, 2014 12:07 pm GMT459 views
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ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials
It's Been a Big Week for Telemedicine and Telehealth
article Tools

HealthTap, a Silicon Valley startup that had focused on the controversial practice of crowdsourcing answers to specific medical questions from a pool of thousands of physicians, on Wednesday...

Harshida PatelAug 01, 2014 05:43 am GMT244 views
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It's Been a Big Week for Telemedicine and Telehealth
A Scholarly Crowd Explores Crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Whether it's called crowdsourcing or open innovation, the growth of methods for yoking together groups of experts in various fields to work on vexing problems or groundbreaking ideas has...

Harshida PatelAug 01, 2014 02:38 am GMT398 views
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A Scholarly Crowd Explores Crowdsourcing
Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial
document Tools

“Mobile Alert is the ideal application to engage citizens in reporting,” said Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. “Laubach joins a host of towns and cities across Europe that now rely...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2014 01:27 pm GMT1895 views
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Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial
Montreal-based SkyMotion app offers local by-the-minute weather forecasts
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

SkyMotion is also encouraging crowdsourcing and hopes users will get in the habit of filing on-the-ground weather reports to supplement its data. “The more observations you have the better, the...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2014 12:34 pm GMT227 views
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Montreal-based SkyMotion app offers local by-the-minute weather forecasts
The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce
article Distributed Knowledge

Even if all your users understand English, you’ll need to adapt your messaging to build emotional attachments. Crowdsourcing can be a powerful solution for this problem, as Facebook famously...

Harshida PatelJul 27, 2014 09:59 am GMT557 views
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The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce
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