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From donors to research, state has key role in Ebola fight
article Distributed Knowledge

David La’s work at Baker Laboratory — which began two years ago — falls under the research category, and La says they’re throwing everything they have at the effort. They are even using Foldit, the...

Jason RobbinsSep 20, 2014 12:37 pm GMT394 views
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From donors to research, state has key role in Ebola fight
Dell Medical School dean discusses how to improve health care system
article Open Innovation

Johnston highlighted the Caring Wisely Program, an initiative he spearheaded at the University of California–San Francisco, where he was the former associate vice chancellor of research. Caring...

Jason RobbinsSep 18, 2014 12:56 am GMT1404 views
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Dell Medical School dean discusses how to improve health care system
CrowdFlower raises $12.5M for crowdsourced data scrubbing
article Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower is using crowdsourcing to simplify this process, and the company announced today that it has put together $12.5 million in funding to help it grow. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Jason RobbinsSep 18, 2014 12:01 am GMT405 views
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CrowdFlower raises $12.5M for crowdsourced data scrubbing
Three Keys To Building A Global Crowdsourcing Company
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Leading 19,000 people I’ve never met based all over the world isn’t easy. But it is rewarding and given the success of eBay, Craigist, Uber and hundreds of other companies disrupting the status quo...

Jason RobbinsSep 17, 2014 02:17 am GMT348 views
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Three Keys To Building A Global Crowdsourcing Company
Govtech Fund raises $23M fund so we can avoid another Healthcare.gov
article Tools

Two years ago, it launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which pairs fellows ranging from venture capitalists to all kinds of “geek” types with government agencies in an attempt to...

Jason RobbinsSep 16, 2014 07:26 am GMT310 views
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Govtech Fund raises $23M fund so we can avoid another Healthcare.gov
First POST: Data Dumps
article Tools

MoveOn is crowdsourcing questions that its members wants answered "before moving forward with military action in Iraq or Syria." SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Jason RobbinsSep 14, 2014 08:16 am GMT168 views
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First POST: Data Dumps
App Hopes to Save Indian Beggar Children
article Tools

That’s where Helping Faceless says it comes in. A new app created by two Indian techies earlier this year, Helping Faceless uses algorithms and partnerships with NGOs to combat cruelty against...

Jason RobbinsSep 14, 2014 07:09 am GMT340 views
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App Hopes to Save Indian Beggar Children
Crowdsourcing Human Rights
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Internet has also allowed activists to access information as never before. I recently joined the Movements.org team, a part of the New York-based organization, Advancing Human Rights. This new...

Jason RobbinsSep 12, 2014 05:22 am GMT372 views
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Crowdsourcing Human Rights
Crowdsourcing flash-flood warnings that race the waters downstream
article Distributed Knowledge

We wanted to use mobile phones – now ubiquitous in Bangladesh – to crowdsource flash-flood warnings. Alerting people about the imminent onrush of flash floods in northern Bangladesh (located along...

Jason RobbinsSep 10, 2014 06:38 am GMT350 views
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Crowdsourcing flash-flood warnings that race the waters downstream
Want to get to know Vietnam’s startup world? Check out this tour
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Luckily for foreigners, key people in the Vietnamese ecosystem possess the answers. One such individual is Ngan Sau from Twenty.vn. She’s partnered with Triip.me, the tour crowdsourcing startup out...

Jason RobbinsSep 05, 2014 01:32 pm GMT483 views
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Want to get to know Vietnam’s startup world? Check out this tour
Kaizen lets you crowdsource growth-hack solutions (#StartupAsia Arena)
article Distributed Knowledge

Yasuhiko Yurimoto, founder and CEO of Global Brain, expressed some doubt about the reliability of crowdsourcing solutions. Takino countered, saying that Kaizen members of Kaizen’s crowdsourcing...

Jason RobbinsSep 05, 2014 05:57 am GMT361 views
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Kaizen lets you crowdsource growth-hack solutions (#StartupAsia Arena)
With Wikistrat, Crowdsourcing Gets Geopolitical
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing has long been heralded as a means to shake up stale thinking in corporate spheres by providing cheaper, faster means of processing information and problem solving. But now even...

Jason RobbinsSep 04, 2014 07:25 am GMT283 views
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With Wikistrat, Crowdsourcing Gets Geopolitical
Improve our transport experience? There's a hackathon for that
article Distributed Knowledge

In the Buses Category, bus dispatch scheduler RideWithMe aims to use crowdsourcing to solve long waiting times, overcrowding, inaccurate bus arrival times and navigation difficulties for buses....

Jason RobbinsSep 02, 2014 01:33 pm GMT165 views
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Improve our transport experience? There's a hackathon for that
US growth sees DesignCrowd double its total payments in a year
article Crowd Creativity

After taking six years to reach $10 million in payments to designers, Australian startup DesignCrowd has doubled that total just one year later. The global crowdsourcing marketplace for design...

Jason RobbinsSep 02, 2014 01:50 am GMT283 views
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US growth sees DesignCrowd double its total payments in a year
1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science
article Distributed Knowledge

Instead, Olmsted’s crowdsourced observations showed that meteor showers were seen nationwide and fell from space under the influence of gravity. The crowd also noted that the showers had appeared...

Jason RobbinsAug 30, 2014 01:30 pm GMT613 views
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1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science
Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes
article Distributed Knowledge

Discerning the exact significance of the mutations will take a massive global effort. Sabeti and her colleagues put all of their raw sequencing data online back in June to make it available to...

Jason RobbinsAug 29, 2014 02:20 pm GMT468 views
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Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes
Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it’s better than you expected
article Open Innovation

Bayer has partnered with universities and smaller companies before and started Grants4Apps, a crowdsourcing initiative last year. This year, it was turned into an accelerator. Altogether around...

Jason RobbinsAug 28, 2014 09:35 am GMT1755 views
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Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it’s better than you expected
Bayanko can be Podemos
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Bayanko.org.ph, a crowdsourcing website, has had a phenomenal success in social media. It is not difficult to understand given that there are many Filipinos, here and abroad, looking for ways to...

Jason RobbinsAug 24, 2014 12:43 pm GMT471 views
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Bayanko can be Podemos
Crowdsourcing helps produce fairy-tale wedding for woman stricken with cancer (with video)
article Crowdfunding

“I think this will be one of those things that we’ll look back on for many years,” said Ben Block, co-founder of a new online crowdsourcing company called GozAround that helped arrange the...

Jason RobbinsAug 21, 2014 01:57 pm GMT191 views
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Crowdsourcing helps produce fairy-tale wedding for woman stricken with cancer (with video)
118 Years Ago, The New York Times Crowdsourced a New Motto
article Distributed Knowledge

Though it may seem like a product of the Internet, crowdsourcing has been around for ages. Take, for example, an experiment run by The New York Times in 1896, when the newspaper decided it was...

Jason RobbinsAug 19, 2014 01:58 pm GMT397 views
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118 Years Ago, The New York Times Crowdsourced a New Motto
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