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GiveaLittle a huge help in time of need
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Online crowdfunding phenomenon GiveaLittle has raised more than $250,000 for Tauranga causes since December. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times show that 170 pages have raised...

Harshida PatelMar 29, 2015 07:12 am GMT436 views
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GiveaLittle a huge help in time of need
Crowdfunding grew by $5.1 billion last year but an expert says it’s not all success stories
article Crowdfunding

So popular is the crowd-funding movement that last year alone it grew by over $5.1 billion worldwide. But it’s not all glitz and glamour. There’s a real risk an idea will sink or that donors...

Harshida PatelMar 28, 2015 01:29 pm GMT461 views
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Crowdfunding grew by $5.1 billion last year but an expert says it’s not all success stories
NOEW: Panel backs crowdsourcing for health care research
article Distributed Knowledge

Thomas Cassels, executive director of The Advisory Board, predicted major changes over the next five years in the ways that hospitals measure the quality of the care they provide, explaining that...

Harshida PatelMar 27, 2015 12:15 pm GMT287 views
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NOEW: Panel backs crowdsourcing for health care research
Innovation: Smart start-ups light up city's innovation scene
article Open Innovation, Tools

Wear it Her Way - crowdsourcing web app that passes on clothing recommendations from females in your demographic, or Facebook friends. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Harshida PatelMar 26, 2015 11:32 am GMT388 views
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Innovation: Smart start-ups light up city's innovation scene
How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!
article Distributed Knowledge

From more than 900 miles away, Kpetermeni Siakor helped get volunteers to the right neighborhoods in his native Liberia during the height of the Ebola epidemic. He did it with Ushahidi,...

Harshida PatelMar 26, 2015 01:08 am GMT399 views
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How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!
How Activists in 3 Cities Are Fighting Evictions
article Distributed Knowledge

These properties represent $326.4 million in taxes, interest and fees to Detroit. But with families and individuals living in an estimated 37,000 of these houses — 18,000 occupied by owners and the...

Harshida PatelMar 21, 2015 08:24 am GMT454 views
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How Activists in 3 Cities Are Fighting Evictions
Women Are Crowdsourcing Their Way Around a Major Workplace Taboo
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

As crucial as it is to women’s success, seeking information about pregnancy leave can be taboo, which is why Seltzer, editor at large at Flavorwire, and Meredith Clark, a reporter at MSNBC, have...

Harshida PatelMar 20, 2015 07:28 am GMT463 views
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Women Are Crowdsourcing Their Way Around a Major Workplace Taboo
Ukrainian startup PetCube secures USD 1.1 million investment
article Crowdfunding

The startup had prevously attracted more than USD 250,000 via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter - a record for a Ukrainian startup. PetCube is a hardware and software startup which has created a...

Harshida PatelMar 19, 2015 02:58 am GMT535 views
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Ukrainian startup PetCube secures USD 1.1 million investment
Tackling Egypt’s gender-based violence with crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

HarassMap, for example, is the first initiative to employ online crowdsourcing to a social problem in Egypt. Launched in 2010, HarassMap aims to tackle sexual harassment in Egyptian society by...

Harshida PatelMar 18, 2015 12:41 pm GMT446 views
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Tackling Egypt’s gender-based violence with crowdsourcing
Journalism and Social Media: It’s a Love-Hate Affair
article Distributed Knowledge

As part of my research, I’ve been interviewing dozens of journalists who are using social media in interesting and innovative ways, not just for promoting their stories, but for everything that...

Harshida PatelMar 17, 2015 12:24 pm GMT626 views
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Journalism and Social Media: It’s a Love-Hate Affair
Crowdfunding platform for designers to kick off in April
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Sniffr.sg, Singapore's first design-centric crowdfunding platform, was unveiled on Monday by 23-year-old homegrown design and electrical company OTTO Solutions - a move observers say proves...

Harshida PatelMar 15, 2015 02:24 pm GMT832 views
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Crowdfunding platform for designers to kick off in April
After Web killed Yellow Pages, startup aims at personal listings
article Distributed Knowledge

Truecaller is "very clever — a classic crowdsourcing exchange where you give data in return for a useful service," said Martin Garner, an analyst at CCS Insight in London. While...

Harshida PatelMar 15, 2015 11:19 am GMT532 views
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After Web killed Yellow Pages, startup aims at personal listings
Crowdsourcing may have solved a 20-year-old cold case
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

“The one-thousand-foot, glaring red thing about crowdsourcing investigations is that it operates without the ethical rules or legal restraints that lawyers and law enforcement obey,” said Margaret...

Harshida PatelMar 14, 2015 08:14 am GMT552 views
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Crowdsourcing may have solved a 20-year-old cold case
SERMO more than a social network for doctors
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Richard Armstrong, M.D., a northern Michigan surgeon who was an early user of SERMO after it first launched a decade ago and who now serves as medical advisor to the physician social network for a...

Harshida PatelMar 13, 2015 01:42 am GMT486 views
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SERMO more than a social network for doctors
Humanity and Creativity are Worthwhile Investments
article Crowdfunding

Folks/inventors may ask for anything from a thousand dollars to $100,000 for materials and production facilities. Think water filters, solar lights, etc. Here comes the idea from the first...

Harshida PatelMar 12, 2015 12:20 pm GMT559 views
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Humanity and Creativity are Worthwhile Investments
Why Entrepreneurs Should Go Work for Government
article Open Innovation

In the past five years, cities around the world have increasingly become laboratories in innovation, producing idea labs that partner with outside businesses and nonprofits to solve thorny public...

Harshida PatelMar 10, 2015 03:32 am GMT475 views
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Why Entrepreneurs Should Go Work for Government
Why we're crowdsourcing the NSW pecuniary interests register: FAQ
article Distributed Knowledge

Half the NSW pecuniary interests register has never been viewable online by the public, and the other half is hard to find. With your help we can change that, by taking part in our crowdsourced...

Harshida PatelMar 09, 2015 01:27 pm GMT399 views
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Why we're crowdsourcing the NSW pecuniary interests register: FAQ
Who’s Joining ISIS’s Twitter Army?
article Distributed Knowledge

The report, by terrorism analyst J.M. Berger and Jonathon Morgan, a developer for the nonprofit crowdsourcing firm Ushahidi, estimates that there were roughly 46,000 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts...

Harshida PatelMar 08, 2015 12:33 pm GMT534 views
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Who’s Joining ISIS’s Twitter Army?
Professor Receives Grant to Continue Crowdsourcing Research, App Development
article Tools

Her work has been recognized even further as the research paper titled “Designing a Mobile Crowdsourcing System for Campus Safety” she wrote with others has been selected as a finalist of the...

Harshida PatelMar 08, 2015 09:19 am GMT569 views
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Professor Receives Grant to Continue Crowdsourcing Research, App Development
University of Northampton refuses to reveal risk rating of £230 million campus loan in case there is ‘unjustified press interest’
article Crowdfunding

He said: “In this age of austerity, which looks set to continue whatever the outcome of the general election, traditional ways of project financing are no longer up to the job. “There is a...

Harshida PatelMar 01, 2015 01:17 pm GMT1017 views
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University of Northampton refuses to reveal risk rating of £230 million campus loan in case there is ‘unjustified press interest’
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