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Rebels In Yemen Are Using Twitter, Facebook To Crowdfund Weaponry
article Crowdfunding

Iranian-backed, Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen are increasingly turning to crowdfunding campaigns on Twitter and Facebook to buy weapons, as airstrikes by Saudi Arabia have destroyed their aircraft,...

Jason RobbinsMar 30, 2015 01:31 am GMT414 views
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Rebels In Yemen Are Using Twitter, Facebook To Crowdfund Weaponry
Crowdfunding: finding the right opportunity
article Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is fast becoming the fashionable way for the general public to invest their savings. According to data analysis site The Crowdfunding Centre, 6,561 projects have been launched since...

Jason RobbinsMar 29, 2015 12:26 pm GMT412 views
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Crowdfunding: finding the right opportunity
Eureeca receives regulatory approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority
document Crowdfunding, Tools

Eureeca, the first global equity crowdfunding platform, has announced that it is now regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK's financial regulatory body. The approval...

Jason RobbinsMar 29, 2015 06:51 am GMT598 views
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Eureeca receives regulatory approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority
Ex Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy in Crowdfunding appeal to plug £5000 shortfall in campaign budget
article Crowdfunding

With the General Election campaign formally getting under way today following the dissolution of parliament, Mr Kennedy, who has represented the area for 30 years, is seeking donations of £5 and...

Jason RobbinsMar 28, 2015 01:04 pm GMT617 views
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Ex Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy in Crowdfunding appeal to plug £5000 shortfall in campaign budget
Obama announces $240m STEM support at White House Science Fair
article Open Innovation

On Monday at the 2015 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced over $240m in new private-sector commitments to inspire and prepare more girls and boys – especially those from...

Jason RobbinsMar 27, 2015 12:48 pm GMT407 views
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Obama announces $240m STEM support at White House Science Fair
The Greek tech revolution: meet the citizens battling corruption
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Kristina Tremonti thinks crowdsourcing can tackle corruption: “We connect people without them even knowing it. If someone paid a doctor at a hospital in Athens and a woman from Kalamata did the...

Jason RobbinsMar 25, 2015 01:17 pm GMT373 views
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The Greek tech revolution: meet the citizens battling corruption
How can creative pros prosper in the new economy? Stay in touch with what resonates with you
article Crowd Creativity

Crowdsourcing is like discount sushi. While competition is good, crowdsourcing can also hurt designers because of the increased opportunities to take advantage of creative talent. Further, the...

Jason RobbinsMar 21, 2015 01:43 pm GMT484 views
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How can creative pros prosper in the new economy? Stay in touch with what resonates with you
£2.5m crowdfunding scheme offers investors green income
article Crowdfunding

Visitors to Yorkshire often complain about the wind, but a new crowdfunding scheme promises to turn our county’s weather into an asset, by tapping into its potential to create power. SOURCE LINK...

Jason RobbinsMar 21, 2015 09:11 am GMT885 views
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£2.5m crowdfunding scheme offers investors green income
Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform hits the market
article Crowdfunding, Tools

CrowdfundUP, Australia’s first real estate crowdfunding platform, hopes to tap into the global property market. Perth-based real estate developer Megara will be the first real estate...

Jason RobbinsMar 20, 2015 08:11 am GMT1078 views
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Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform hits the market
Five innovations that may help solve Africa’s water issues
article Open Innovation

Interestingly, Standard Bank used IdeaScale to run the competition. That’s a piece of software which it also uses internally to allow people to comment and vote on ideas, essentially crowdsourcing...

Jason RobbinsMar 19, 2015 11:48 am GMT482 views
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Five innovations that may help solve Africa’s water issues
This new crowdsourcing site allows anyone to use their skills to advance basic human rights
article Tools

To this end, Advancing Human Rights have developed a crowdsourcing initiative called Movements.org. I’ll let them explain: Movements is a crowdsourcing human rights platform. Movements...

Jason RobbinsMar 17, 2015 01:32 am GMT672 views
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This new crowdsourcing site allows anyone to use their skills to advance basic human rights
Why crowdsourcing your decision-making could land you in trouble
article Distributed Knowledge

What you have experienced in this hypothetical scenario is something called “equality bias”. In a nutshell, people in a group tend to assign equal weight to other’s opinions, regardless of actual...

Jason RobbinsMar 15, 2015 01:38 pm GMT463 views
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Why crowdsourcing your decision-making could land you in trouble
Crowdsourcing Platform Launched for Global Retail Listings
article Tools

We Are Pop Up, an online marketplace for pop-up properties, has launched a new crowdsourcing retail property agency at MIPIM in Cannes. The London-based firm says its ShopShare platform enables the...

Jason RobbinsMar 14, 2015 08:59 am GMT703 views
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Crowdsourcing Platform Launched for Global Retail Listings
Why Asia needs Digital Jedis: Patrick Meier
article Distributed Knowledge

Second, crowdsourcing alone is no match for “Big Data”. Millions more people, not fewer, are using mobile phones every day for the first time. So what happens when the next disaster generates 20...

Jason RobbinsMar 13, 2015 01:27 am GMT568 views
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Why Asia needs Digital Jedis: Patrick Meier
11 innovative startups to remember from this year’s Mobile World Congress
article Tools

Mapillary is a crowdsourcing platform that lets its community gather and share street-level photos from all around the world. Since its creation in September 2013, it has helped collect and combine...

Jason RobbinsMar 10, 2015 03:52 am GMT687 views
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11 innovative startups to remember from this year’s Mobile World Congress
ResearchKit turns every iPhone into a medical crowdsourcing tool
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Aside from the gorgeous new 12-inch MacBook Air, the part of today’s Apple keynote that excited me the most was the announcement of what Apple is calling ResearchKit, a new open-source iOS software...

Jason RobbinsMar 10, 2015 02:05 am GMT455 views
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ResearchKit turns every iPhone into a medical crowdsourcing tool
Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa
article Crowd Creativity

Today Springleap uses a crowdsourcing model where creatives can help brands with creative briefs, and counts the likes of SABMiller, Samsung, Nestlé, Ogilvy and Kraft amongst its clients. It...

Jason RobbinsMar 06, 2015 06:43 am GMT483 views
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Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa
This Family Business Thrives Giving Small Investors Big Real Estate Opportunities
article Crowdfunding

Dan and Ben Miller, founders of Fundrise, are pioneering an industry and taking their family business to new heights. They have created a crowdsourcing platform that empowers individuals to use the...

Jason RobbinsMar 01, 2015 12:35 pm GMT1107 views
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This Family Business Thrives Giving Small Investors Big Real Estate Opportunities
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 GMT1416 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 GMT853 views
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US State Department appeals to social media for help in countering terrorism
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