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GastroBreak: Pricey Pills, Crowdsourcing Feces
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Volunteers donate fecal samples to crowdsource microbiome research as part of the American Gut Project. Meanwhile, OpenBiome is fundraising to help run their stool sample bank. SOURCE LINK to...

Jason RobbinsDec 18, 2014 05:42 am GMT346 views
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GastroBreak: Pricey Pills, Crowdsourcing Feces
As shortfall looms, Baltimore opens its budget to crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

"It's taking the huge budget book and making it much more interactive," said Andrew Kleine, the city's budget director. Other new parts of the site include a video on the...

Jason RobbinsDec 18, 2014 01:57 am GMT545 views
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As shortfall looms, Baltimore opens its budget to crowdsourcing
It’s starting to get a bit crowded
article Crowdfunding

Seven months ago, the UK’s financial watchdog gave the following stark warning to anyone considering investing in equity crowdfunding: “It is very likely that you will lose all your money.”...

Jason RobbinsDec 14, 2014 01:45 pm GMT350 views
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It’s starting to get a bit crowded
New Crowdfunding Site Give Pets’ a Chance’
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Northborough – In February, Scrunchie, a year-old Pomeranian from Ludlow, was found abandoned, suffering from near-fatal injuries inflicted by his former owner. A new crowdfunding website, created...

Jason RobbinsDec 13, 2014 01:45 pm GMT509 views
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New Crowdfunding Site Give Pets’ a Chance’
Crowdsourcing Data to Fight Air Pollution
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The second solution is the truly innovative aspect of this project. Via the Breathe app, any user who wants to can add her data to a central database that keeps statistics worldwide. Individuals...

Jason RobbinsDec 12, 2014 01:15 pm GMT503 views
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Crowdsourcing Data to Fight Air Pollution
Doximity, the social network for physicians, continues impressive growth
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Houston surgeon Rafael Lugo needed help. So he turned to crowdsourcing, and posted about the tumor on Doximity, a social network exclusively for physicians. Soon someone chimed in, and referring...

Jason RobbinsDec 10, 2014 02:40 am GMT1505 views
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Doximity, the social network for physicians, continues impressive growth
Crowdsourcing and Open Data Power Energy’s Public Safety App
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Energy Department is tapping the power of crowdsourcing and open data to help citizens during disaster and recovery efforts. Last month, the department launched a mobile app that enables...

Jason RobbinsDec 09, 2014 11:49 am GMT1001 views
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Crowdsourcing and Open Data Power Energy’s Public Safety App
MySolarCity App Offers Energy Monitoring, Social Network to Customers
article Distributed Knowledge

SolarCity will be able to use the social network to inform its future marketing efforts and do some crowdsourcing. Ultimately, it could help reduce the cost of customer acquisition, according to...

Jason RobbinsDec 05, 2014 12:48 pm GMT723 views
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MySolarCity App Offers Energy Monitoring, Social Network to Customers
Popular Chinese app for using wifi without a password gets $10M funding, and we take it for a spin
article Tools

The crowdsourced model has worked well so far, as Wifi Companion has over 18 million monthly active users who connect to millions of hotspots every day, according to the company’s website. At its...

Jason RobbinsDec 05, 2014 09:35 am GMT1013 views
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Popular Chinese app for using wifi without a password gets $10M funding, and we take it for a spin
UK Government set to invest £5m through crowdfunding - as part of £25m London Co-Investment Fund for tech start-ups
document Crowdfunding

Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube, sees this as a clear endorsement by the Government of the ‘power of the crowd’ and the growing popularity of equity crowdfunding: “For the UK Government to...

Jason RobbinsDec 04, 2014 12:47 pm GMT4221 views
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UK Government set to invest £5m through crowdfunding - as part of £25m London Co-Investment Fund for tech start-ups
Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers') Spare Time
document Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing this citizen science effort will dramatically accelerate the process of identifying a cure. The speed and scale of a drug search is essential, as this particularly lethal disease...

Jason RobbinsDec 03, 2014 01:56 pm GMT5594 views
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Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers') Spare Time
Saving Money on Retirement Fees
article Distributed Knowledge

FeeX uses crowdsourcing to see what funds people are invested in and to cross-check data to make its recommendations smarter. One of the biggest chunks of usually hidden fees, Zurel explained,...

Jason RobbinsNov 30, 2014 12:52 pm GMT519 views
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Saving Money on Retirement Fees
Want to start a business? Here's what you need to know
article Crowdfunding

Talk to other businesses that have been successful using peer-to-peer lenders, such as crowdfunding platforms, where people lend money to a business and get paid back over the course of the loan. A...

Jason RobbinsNov 30, 2014 07:04 am GMT1293 views
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Want to start a business? Here's what you need to know
Mother-of-two who traded teaching for coding joins national campaign to promote and fund women in the industry
article Crowdfunding

The campaign, which was launched on Monday, November 24, is a partnership between the UK's largest crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, and Creative England. The first five projects in the...

Jason RobbinsNov 29, 2014 01:56 pm GMT535 views
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Mother-of-two who traded teaching for coding joins national campaign to promote and fund women in the industry
Edu select committee launches crowdsourcing for 2015 agenda
article Distributed Knowledge

The education select committee has started to receive responses after kicking off a new way of crowdsourcing public views on the evidence behind education policy. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Jason RobbinsNov 28, 2014 10:27 am GMT704 views
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Edu select committee launches crowdsourcing for 2015 agenda
How Latin American mobile game Trivia Crack conquered the US market
article Distributed Knowledge

This crowdsourcing could well be Trivia Crack’s secret sauce, hidden in plain sight. Etermax’s next app will bring this collaboration to the next level, and it will definitely be interesting to see...

Jason RobbinsNov 28, 2014 12:42 am GMT639 views
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How Latin American mobile game Trivia Crack conquered the US market
Crowdfunding Emerging as a Tool of Sustainable Finance
document Crowdfunding

The company’s unique carbon-refining technology will make use of forestry waste to produce green coke and other sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel products. The capital raised through this...

Jason RobbinsNov 26, 2014 11:10 am GMT1392 views
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Crowdfunding Emerging as a Tool of Sustainable Finance
Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Network: Analysis of the Literature
document Distributed Knowledge

This research gave a solid overview of the most named crowdsourcing projects in the humanitarian sector; even so it was mainly done through literature search and recommendations from experts in the...

Jason RobbinsNov 26, 2014 01:50 am GMT525 views
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Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Network: Analysis of the Literature
Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Action: Analysis of the Literature
article Distributed Knowledge

Raphael Hörler from Zurich’s ETH University has just completed his thesis on the role of crowdsourcing in humanitarian action. His valuable research offers one of the most up-to-date and...

Jason RobbinsNov 26, 2014 12:33 am GMT522 views
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Crowdsourcing and Humanitarian Action: Analysis of the Literature
Fox Orders Global Frequency TV Pilot Based On DC Comic Series
article Distributed Knowledge

“The show will chronicle the workings of The Global Frequency, a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowdsourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.” SOURCE LINK to...

Jason RobbinsNov 23, 2014 01:25 pm GMT869 views
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Fox Orders Global Frequency TV Pilot Based On DC Comic Series
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