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Crowdsourcing App Looks at Relationship Between the Outdoors and Wellbeing
article Tools

A new app will crowdsource data to help scientists understand the relationship between biodiversity and wellbeing. The app, developed at the University of Cambridge, maps happiness onto a detailed...

Jason RobbinsApr 27, 2016 02:01 pm GMT456 views
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Crowdsourcing App Looks at Relationship Between the Outdoors and Wellbeing
How to Catch Crowdfunding Scammers Before They Get You
article Crowdfunding

Consumer Reports recently released a study on crowdsourcing and the susceptibility of being duped by a scam. The report highlights a Federal Trade Commission case in which a scammer got...

Jason RobbinsApr 24, 2016 11:59 am GMT684 views
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How to Catch Crowdfunding Scammers Before They Get You
Unilever: Making Sustainable Living a Reality Through Global Collaboration
article Open Innovation

By crowdsourcing ideas, Unilever created a virtual gathering place where people can use their knowledge and experience to make an impact from anywhere in the world. And, at the same time, they...

Jason RobbinsApr 23, 2016 02:31 pm GMT612 views
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Unilever: Making Sustainable Living a Reality Through Global Collaboration
Why Sony And Other Big Tech Companies Are Tapping Into The Maker Movement's Spirit
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Sony is trying to tap into some of the mojo of Maker Faire and Indiegogo to bring more innovative, and specialized, gadgets to market. The company recently launched an Indiegogo-like site called...

Jason RobbinsApr 23, 2016 01:19 pm GMT685 views
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Why Sony And Other Big Tech Companies Are Tapping Into The Maker Movement's Spirit
JD.com’s Daojia to merge with Dada
article Tools

Chinese internet retailer JD.com has agreed to merge its O2O business, JD Daojia, with Dada Nexus, China’s largest crowdsourcing delivery platform. When the deal is closed, the newly formed...

Jason RobbinsApr 23, 2016 12:53 pm GMT290 views
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JD.com’s Daojia to merge with Dada
Ambitious Autism Study is Looking for Cures
article Distributed Knowledge

Using crowdsourcing techniques, questionnaires that participants complete can help researchers understand ways of measuring behaviors and challenges, such as wandering and bullying, and if families...

Jason RobbinsApr 22, 2016 12:05 pm GMT376 views
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Ambitious Autism Study is Looking for Cures
Tracking China’s “Foul and Filthy” Rivers With Citizen Science
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

These days IPE is embarking on a new project to amplify a unique MEP and MOHURD crowdsourcing initiative to tap citizens in Beijing in the quest to identify the city’s most polluted rivers....

Jason RobbinsApr 18, 2016 12:58 pm GMT525 views
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Tracking China’s “Foul and Filthy” Rivers With Citizen Science
Government tax schemes boost UK crowdfunding scene
article Crowdfunding

The success of the UK’s crowdfunding industry has been driven by the Government’s tax efficient investment schemes, such as the EIS and SEIS, shows research from Growthdeck, the recently-launched...

Jason RobbinsApr 16, 2016 12:32 pm GMT604 views
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Government tax schemes boost UK crowdfunding scene
Donation-Seeking Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail to Gain Traction in Malaysia
article Crowdfunding

Donation-seeking crowdfunding campaigns have yet to gain traction in Malaysia as most attempts for online fundraising do not receive many pledges. A cursory check at personal fundraising...

Jason RobbinsApr 13, 2016 01:23 pm GMT591 views
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Donation-Seeking Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail to Gain Traction in Malaysia
Homemade Feasts on $2.1 Million for Home-Cooked Meals
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Diners using the app, now on iOS only, can view scheduled meals near them. Like a crowdfunding campaign, the meal is only activated if the chef gets interest from a minimum number of diners. People...

Jason RobbinsApr 09, 2016 07:50 am GMT699 views
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Homemade Feasts on $2.1 Million for Home-Cooked Meals
Lessons from Italy's Dive into Equity Crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding

Italy was the first country to enact retail equity crowdfunding regulations, but unfortunately, it resulted in some mistakes. It took an upside-down approach to legislation, which created problems....

Jason RobbinsApr 08, 2016 12:05 pm GMT506 views
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Lessons from Italy's Dive into Equity Crowdfunding
Meet Ishaan Patel - The 13-Year-Old Who's Crowdsourcing School Supplies For Kids In Africa
article Crowdfunding, Tools

But what really sets him apart is the organisation he founded and his desire to help children from lesser developed parts of the world to gain better access to education. He founded 'Planting...

Jason RobbinsApr 07, 2016 07:37 am GMT531 views
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Meet Ishaan Patel - The 13-Year-Old Who's Crowdsourcing School Supplies For Kids In Africa
Sprizzy Launches a New Advertising Platform that Caters to Kickstarter Campaigns
document Crowdfunding

“Too often we find Kickstarter campaigns wasting time and money on press releases and paid social media blasts. Unfortunately, these methods for promoting campaigns rarely find their way in front...

Jason RobbinsApr 06, 2016 10:31 am GMT551 views
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Sprizzy Launches a New Advertising Platform that Caters to Kickstarter Campaigns
‘Crowd-harvesting’ Brings Seaweed Pasta to Australia
article Crowdfunding

A seaweed that looks exactly like pasta (tagliatelle) is taking the European culinary and health food scene by storm. ‘I sea pasta’ is a huge success among foodies in Amsterdam and vegans in...

Jason RobbinsApr 06, 2016 09:04 am GMT516 views
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‘Crowd-harvesting’ Brings Seaweed Pasta to Australia
Korean War Flick Raises W500 Million from Crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding

A movie featuring Liam Neeson about the Incheon Landing during the Korean War has attracted W500 million in crowdfunding (US$1=W1,148). If all goes well, "Operation Chromite" will be...

Jason RobbinsApr 05, 2016 12:35 pm GMT515 views
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Korean War Flick Raises W500 Million from Crowdfunding
Bryan Hancock and John Blackman of RealStarter Tech.Co Interview at SXSW 2016
video Crowdfunding, Tools

At this year's SXSW, Tech.Co interviewed Bryan Hancock and John Blackman of RealStarter. RealStarter is a crowdfunding platform for the real estate industry. It helps connect real estate...

Jason RobbinsApr 02, 2016 12:34 pm GMT567 views
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Bryan Hancock and John Blackman of RealStarter Tech.Co Interview at SXSW 2016
RealStarter.Co: A Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform [VIDEO]
article Crowdfunding, Tools

With the popularity of crowdfunding in recent years, the founders of RealStarter had the idea to bring it to real estate, where there had previously been no presence. They wanted to create a...

Jason RobbinsApr 02, 2016 12:13 pm GMT548 views
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RealStarter.Co: A Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform [VIDEO]
How Much GoFundMe Gets from Your Donations
article Crowdfunding

Many have turned to GoFundMe.com, a crowdsourcing website. More than 900 people have donated money to the officers’ families via GoFundMe, raising more than $40,000. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Jason RobbinsApr 01, 2016 01:52 pm GMT504 views
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How Much GoFundMe Gets from Your Donations
Boston Children’s Launches Apple ResearchKit-based Feverprints App
article Tools

Boston Children’s Hospital on Tuesday launched the Feverprints Apple ResearchKit app for the iPhone. The app will help researchers answer questions about fever by crowdsourcing personal information...

Jason RobbinsApr 01, 2016 08:32 am GMT451 views
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Boston Children’s Launches Apple ResearchKit-based Feverprints App
Indonesia Gamifies Crowdsourced Translation; Reports on First 50 Days
article Distributed Knowledge

Early this year, UN Global Pulse announced that its Indonesia lab, Pulse Lab Jakarta, had rolled out a crowdsourcing translation game. UN Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the UN...

Jason RobbinsApr 01, 2016 06:49 am GMT405 views
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Indonesia Gamifies Crowdsourced Translation; Reports on First 50 Days
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