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Embracing Crowdsourcing: Lessons from NASA
article Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is gaining pace in 2015 after accelerated growth in 2014, expanding by 167 percent to reach $16.2 billion, up from $6.1 billion in 2013. And, in 2015, the industry is set to more than...

Harshida PatelAug 01, 2015 03:29 pm GMT375 views
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Embracing Crowdsourcing: Lessons from NASA
Meet BLADE, The Startup That Is Cornering The Short-Distance Aviation Market
article Tools

A traveler can use the BLADE app to purchase a single seat on existing trips or create and crowdsource their own flight. BLADE sells remaining unused seats to its network of 30,000 users on behalf...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2015 08:36 am GMT398 views
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Meet BLADE, The Startup That Is Cornering The Short-Distance Aviation Market
Prize Watch: Here's a New Award To Advance Sustainable Design
article Open Innovation

The competition is an interesting amalgam, with the problem-solving spirit of an XPrize, a futuristic design focus similar to the Dyson Award, but a prototype-to-market element more like what...

Harshida PatelJul 31, 2015 12:44 am GMT384 views
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Prize Watch: Here's a New Award To Advance Sustainable Design
Weathernews Thinks Crowdsourcing is the Future of Weather
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

As Weathernews leaders were quick to point out to Mashable in an interview, the existing weather observing network on which most forecasts rely has significant drawbacks that makes crowdsourcing...

Harshida PatelJul 29, 2015 06:46 am GMT490 views
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Weathernews Thinks Crowdsourcing is the Future of Weather
Mystic, Afreeca TV Team Up for New Venture
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The joint venture, called Freec, will be used to create and share content in a way that integrates and maximizes the advantages of new and old media. Afreeca’s “broadcast jockeys” (known as BJs)...

Harshida PatelJul 26, 2015 09:33 am GMT630 views
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Mystic, Afreeca TV Team Up for New Venture
A Former Apache Helicopter Pilot Built an App to Crowdsource War Reporting
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

When I asked Godwin where he would like to take Vox Report in the future, he smiled and spoke eagerly about the potential of “democratizing the news” and scaling it globally. “As is evident, things...

Harshida PatelJul 26, 2015 01:28 am GMT578 views
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A Former Apache Helicopter Pilot Built an App to Crowdsource War Reporting
Australasia Looks to Crowdsourcing and Disruption to Fund Renewable Energy
article Crowdfunding

In fact, crowdsourcing is already having some success: CNBC reports that last year Hong Kong-based company United Photovoltaics successfully raised 10 billion yuan (around $1.6 million) in China...

Harshida PatelJul 25, 2015 12:31 pm GMT846 views
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Australasia Looks to Crowdsourcing and Disruption to Fund Renewable Energy
Can The Power of the Crowd Disrupt Financial Advice?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The uncanny accuracy of crowdsourcing has been well-documented by both government and private research. The ability of average people to predict the likelihood of future events when their insights...

Harshida PatelJul 25, 2015 07:31 am GMT763 views
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Can The Power of the Crowd Disrupt Financial Advice?
Paper Maps Are Old School. Time to Upgrade to This.
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Twenty-five-year-old twins Brian and Brandon Reavis of Cody, Wyoming, consider these issues to be hopeless failings with traditional maps. Their solution: Natural Atlas, a “live” archive of...

Harshida PatelJul 22, 2015 05:57 am GMT513 views
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Paper Maps Are Old School. Time to Upgrade to This.
Crowdsourcing: The ultimate IT talent pool
article Cloud Labor, Open Innovation

The immense power of online communities is virtually indisputable. Social media is disrupting traditional markets, and the Linux community transformed the world of enterprise computing...

Harshida PatelJul 21, 2015 12:41 pm GMT581 views
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Crowdsourcing: The ultimate IT talent pool
Making Smart Cities Work for People. No 1: Crowdsourcing Flood Maps in Jakarta
article Distributed Knowledge

It’s a surprising fact that Jakarta tweets more than any other city in the world. PetaJakarta – the name means “map Jakarta” in Bahasa Indonesian – was set up by researchers at Australia’s...

Harshida PatelJul 17, 2015 08:36 am GMT691 views
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Making Smart Cities Work for People. No 1: Crowdsourcing Flood Maps in Jakarta
How Big 4 Accounting Firms Embrace Internal Disrupters
article Cloud Labor

Around 2011, Deloitte relaunched its employee referral program, “Find Like Minds”, which gives $5000 cash bonuses to staff for attracting top talent to the firm. This compared with the average fee...

Harshida PatelJul 17, 2015 05:50 am GMT543 views
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How Big 4 Accounting Firms Embrace Internal Disrupters
Wisdom of the Crowd | Digital Collections
article Distributed Knowledge

In April 2011, the library’s NYPL Labs team launched its “What’s on the Menu?” website and crowdsourcing project, funded partly by a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities...

Harshida PatelJul 17, 2015 12:24 am GMT419 views
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Wisdom of the Crowd | Digital Collections
Easemylife Wants to be Every Mumbaikar’s On-demand Private Concierge Desk
article Tools

Users select the service they need, pick the date and time, check out rates and make payments using their credit cards, debit cards, net banking or other wallet services. The crowdsourcing angle...

Harshida PatelJul 15, 2015 12:48 am GMT481 views
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Easemylife Wants to be Every Mumbaikar’s On-demand Private Concierge Desk
What If Your Friends Could Rate Every Piece of Clothing You Try On?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Fortunately for those of us plagued by these two forms of shopping regret, there’s an app for that. Pin & Tucker, created by Anthula Nunes and Tracie Wagman is essentially crowdsourcing for the...

Harshida PatelJul 12, 2015 03:41 am GMT578 views
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What If Your Friends Could Rate Every Piece of Clothing You Try On?
A Platform for Creative Newbies
article Tools

Freecultr is a recently established lifestyle brand offering premium casuals for men including apparel, footwear and accessories. They have now come up with a new digital crowdsourcing platform...

Harshida PatelJul 09, 2015 05:20 am GMT526 views
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A Platform for Creative Newbies
Crowdfunding Platform Billion Applies Bracketology to Social Entrepreneurship
article Crowdfunding

An Ohio State University student is leading a team building a new crowdfunding platform aimed at finding the best ideas for social entrepreneurship to solve global issues such as hunger or delivery...

Harshida PatelJul 06, 2015 12:13 pm GMT728 views
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Crowdfunding Platform Billion Applies Bracketology to Social Entrepreneurship
Malaysia first in ASEAN with crowdfunding legal framework
article Crowdfunding

Malaysia became a pioneer among ASEAN countries to have laws governing crowdfunding, as the nation’s Parliament passed a Bill to legalise the alternative funding practice. The Parliament, had on...

Harshida PatelJul 05, 2015 11:50 pm GMT796 views
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Malaysia first in ASEAN with crowdfunding legal framework
In Gaza, Entrepreneurs Seek to Create a Tech Hub
article Crowdfunding

Though Google provided $900,000 for initial costs, Mercy Corps and GSG recently turned to crowdfunding to help run events and pay for basics like rent, salaries, and Internet access. An online...

Harshida PatelJul 05, 2015 12:50 pm GMT685 views
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In Gaza, Entrepreneurs Seek to Create a Tech Hub
Drinking Water Denied to Residents
article Crowdfunding

But what should Winnipeggers do if the federal government will not act, if it continues to keep us all in the most patently unethical of social relations, drinking the water of people who are...

Harshida PatelJul 05, 2015 08:34 am GMT452 views
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Drinking Water Denied to Residents
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