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Money in politics / Our crowdsourcing experiment: How you can lay bare candidate expenses and donations
article Distributed Knowledge

The New Zealand Herald has launched an experiment in crowdsourcing following the release of donations and expenses' returns for candidates at the 2014 general election. SOURCE LINK to the...

Jason RobbinsFeb 27, 2015 02:50 am GMT722 views
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Money in politics / Our crowdsourcing experiment: How you can lay bare candidate expenses and donations
US State Department appeals to social media for help in countering terrorism
article Distributed Knowledge

Writing on the social media site, the government department told users: “We want your input. Share solutions you think are critical to countering violent extremism,” and then invited them to post...

Jason RobbinsFeb 23, 2015 10:12 am GMT688 views
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US State Department appeals to social media for help in countering terrorism
Want to win at digital today? Put customers at the center of your business model
article Tools

Brands can no longer operate in isolation or rely on outdated methods of gathering insights, if they are to remain relevant. They need to think about creating a constant system of engagement to...

Jason RobbinsFeb 17, 2015 07:54 am GMT1343 views
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Want to win at digital today? Put customers at the center of your business model
What If We Applied Open Innovation to Government Funded Lobbying?
article Open Innovation

Even if we ignore such examples, it is easy to be convinced of the the faceless masses’ innovative power. Right now this innovative potential is already being tapped via numerous open innovation...

Jason RobbinsFeb 08, 2015 09:48 pm GMT1571 views
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What If We Applied Open Innovation to Government Funded Lobbying?
Google is giving researchers money—up front, no strings attached— to find security bugs
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

As Google amped up security research over time, the company found it more difficult to discover security bugs. That could be because Google's security is getting better — or its not looking in...

Jason RobbinsJan 31, 2015 08:02 am GMT1318 views
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Google is giving researchers money—up front, no strings attached— to find security bugs
Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

SnipSnap, as you may recall, first debuted to the public on TechCrunch Disrupt’s stage back in 2012, offering a different take on mobile couponing. Instead of aggregating coupons and deals from...

Jason RobbinsJan 29, 2015 01:23 pm GMT1335 views
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Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million
U.S. Army Pitches Innovation in Forum for Ideas
article Open Innovation

The Bootstrap Initiative encourages innovation and creativity while streamlining processes and minimizing bureaucracy. The program accepts ideas from government civilian NSRDEC employees, who are...

Jason RobbinsJan 03, 2015 08:00 am GMT2350 views
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U.S. Army Pitches Innovation in Forum for Ideas
Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Students for Life groups across the country have compiled the information they have gathered to help pregnant students. In addition, the site will allow students to post more information directly...

Jason RobbinsDec 21, 2014 12:36 pm GMT765 views
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Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources
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 GMT720 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 GMT1002 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 GMT577 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 GMT823 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 GMT786 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 GMT2079 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 GMT1321 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 GMT988 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 GMT1215 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 GMT4474 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 GMT5849 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 GMT698 views
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Saving Money on Retirement Fees
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