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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 GMT112 views
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Edu select committee launches crowdsourcing for 2015 agenda
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 GMT920 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 GMT265 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 GMT252 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 GMT601 views
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Fox Orders Global Frequency TV Pilot Based On DC Comic Series
Crowdsourcing Comes to the Booming World of 'Litigation Finance'
article Tools

For several years, Bloomberg Businessweek has tracked the rise of “litigation finance,” a niche market where hedge funds invest in lawsuits. Today litigation finance moved in a new direction with...

Jason RobbinsNov 21, 2014 01:35 am GMT241 views
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Crowdsourcing Comes to the Booming World of 'Litigation Finance'
Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Ultimately, we need economic institutions that somehow promote the concerted creative actions of a wide swath of the world’s people. They should not be corporatist institutions, dominated by...

Jason RobbinsNov 19, 2014 02:49 am GMT965 views
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Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds
In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or $6,221
article Distributed Knowledge

There's a lot of skepticism about the reliability of crowdsourced data. Yes, PriceCheck's data are crowdsourced and as such may contain errors. But at PriceCheck, they believe that...

Jason RobbinsNov 18, 2014 02:14 am GMT335 views
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In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or $6,221
Graphic design now open to amateurs
article Crowd Creativity

Those are the best parts about crowdsourcing, which democratizes the creative process to give amateurs, novices or anybody with a good idea an outlet. The concept has grown significantly in the...

Jason RobbinsNov 17, 2014 12:13 pm GMT453 views
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Graphic design now open to amateurs
Going offline to seek out ‘crowdworkers’
article Cloud Labor

However, crowdsourcing companies’ ability to get round statutory minimum wages is being challenged in the US. A California court has been asked to approve a financial settlement between San...

Jason RobbinsNov 17, 2014 10:55 am GMT403 views
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Going offline to seek out ‘crowdworkers’
They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost
article Distributed Knowledge

To get a clearer sense of what health care costs, someone would have to collect enough of those statements from patients at every hospital, and every different type of insurance. There are...

Jason RobbinsNov 16, 2014 06:52 am GMT576 views
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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost
There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing
article Tools

Crowdsourcing apps have been quick to gather pace in the U.S. and Europe -- where dealing in a marketplace with strangers is commonplace -- but slower in Asia where connections are still important....

Jason RobbinsNov 14, 2014 12:47 am GMT344 views
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There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing science to beat Psa
document Distributed Knowledge

“Publishing in peer review journals allows scientists to share information, but there have been few projects that have been published in such a way that scientists from across the world can...

Jason RobbinsNov 13, 2014 07:15 am GMT700 views
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Crowdsourcing science to beat Psa
Barnraiser debuts a Kickstarter-like platform for sustainable food
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Why would crowdsourcing farmers and chefs look to Barnraiser rather than other options? “While our competitors are full of tech, music and game projects, we focus specifically on sustainable food...

Jason RobbinsNov 12, 2014 12:31 pm GMT545 views
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Barnraiser debuts a Kickstarter-like platform for sustainable food
Westpac launches new app featuring augmented reality
article Open Innovation

A mobile app using augmented reality for managing your money has been released by Westpac New Zealand. The app was sourced from the bank’s international crowdsourcing initiative, Westpac Global...

Jason RobbinsNov 11, 2014 12:31 pm GMT735 views
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Westpac launches new app featuring augmented reality
World’s First Solar Bike Path to Open in Netherlands
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Here in the United States, Julie and Scott Brusaw, engineers from Idaho, are working to mainstream solar roads. They made a big splash earlier this year when their video “Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!”...

Jason RobbinsNov 09, 2014 09:52 am GMT497 views
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World’s First Solar Bike Path to Open in Netherlands
Jim Fowler: Give Your Crowd Some Ownership
article Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The following are a few lessons Jim Fowler learned from founding Owler and Jigsaw, two crowdsourced companies: Money is a bad crowd motivator; Share ownership with your crowd; The magic of...

Jason RobbinsNov 09, 2014 12:19 am GMT296 views
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Jim Fowler: Give Your Crowd Some Ownership
Turns Out It’s Pretty Hard To Shut Down Jihadi Twitter
article Distributed Knowledge

Unlike the State Department’s Think Again, Turn Away program — which engages with extremists and the people they’re attempting to recruit — CEP’s focus instead is to remove them from the internet...

Jason RobbinsNov 07, 2014 12:34 am GMT537 views
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Turns Out It’s Pretty Hard To Shut Down Jihadi Twitter
Collaborating for sustainability: what business partnerships work best? - live chat
article Open Innovation

Another innovative approach, particularly popular in the technology sector, is crowdsourcing. Examples such as the Pearson Foundation, UNESCO and Nokia’s Education for All Crowdsourcing Challenge...

Jason RobbinsNov 05, 2014 08:31 am GMT316 views
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Collaborating for sustainability: what business partnerships work best? - live chat
Crowdfunding leader wants others’ dreams to come true
article Crowdfunding, Tools

If one has a dream of the latter nature, one option is to turn to Haruka Mera and ReadyFor Inc., online services that, through the emerging fundraising scheme called crowdfunding, connects those in...

Jason RobbinsNov 05, 2014 02:39 am GMT419 views
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Crowdfunding leader wants others’ dreams to come true
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