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WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web
article Distributed Knowledge

The platform will basically enable "crowdsourcing with the best experts in the world" to help determine the path forward on a wide range of issues, enthused Pierre Nanterme, a member of...

Jayne AnnAug 29, 2014 01:44 pm GMT270 views
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WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web
Facebook To Embarrass Celebs At Emmys By Making Them Shake A Big “Facebook Mentions” Tablet
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing input from fans is always something of a risky idea for news organizations, but is often seen as a clever way to involve viewers in the action. Of course, “Access Hollywood” may be...

Jayne AnnAug 29, 2014 01:03 pm GMT172 views
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Facebook To Embarrass Celebs At Emmys By Making Them Shake A Big “Facebook Mentions” Tablet
Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter
article Distributed Knowledge

“Truthy uses a sophisticated combination of text and data mining, social network analysis, and complex networks models,” the website adds. “To train our algorithms, we leverage crowdsourcing: we...

Jayne AnnAug 28, 2014 11:53 am GMT238 views
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Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter
In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'
article Distributed Knowledge

But last month's election in Indonesia - a contentious face-off between a disgraced general and a furniture-exporter turned reformist - highlighted how powerful open data can be in tandem with...

Jayne AnnAug 28, 2014 01:00 am GMT304 views
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In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'
Italian artist Giorgia Severi to bring Indigenous voices to Venice biennale
article Crowdfunding

Otherwise, Severi is paying her own way, raising extra funds through crowdsourcing, which she likens to a boomerang: rewarding backers for their involvement and collecting money and feedback for...

Jayne AnnAug 27, 2014 12:02 pm GMT122 views
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Italian artist Giorgia Severi to bring Indigenous voices to Venice biennale
Exploring a Culture of Health: Repurposing Medicine to Help More People
article Tools

Cures Within Reach does not conduct or fund the research , but instead helps bring the important stakeholders, clinicians, researchers, and funding institutions together. With support from RWJF,...

Jayne AnnAug 24, 2014 04:56 am GMT219 views
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Exploring a Culture of Health: Repurposing Medicine to Help More People
Scotts Valley native to take off on ocean adventure
article Crowdfunding

That's the idea behind the project, dubbed Project Atticus. As they sail into each harbor and explore each place, they plan to document their adventure through videos. The two plan to launch...

Jayne AnnAug 24, 2014 02:02 am GMT160 views
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Scotts Valley native to take off on ocean adventure
New smartphone app lets farmers crowdsource coffee fungus alerts
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A new smart phone app could help warn coffee farmers in Costa Rica about an impending outbreak of the fungus roya, or other pests. Developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization,...

Jayne AnnAug 21, 2014 11:58 pm GMT262 views
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New smartphone app lets farmers crowdsource coffee fungus alerts
Technology’s Crucial Role in the Fight Against Hunger
article Distributed Knowledge

Identifying who is genuinely in need cannot be done as well by a centralized government bureaucracy -- even one with regional offices -- as it can through a distributed network of individuals and...

Jayne AnnAug 19, 2014 01:40 pm GMT341 views
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Technology’s Crucial Role in the Fight Against Hunger
Toronto Startup Luevo Crowdsources Demand for Emerging Designer Fashions
article Distributed Knowledge

But the tool doesn’t always drive direct sales and demand for emerging designer fashions. “Buyers don’t go to fashion events anymore,” explains Caracleanu. So she decided to launch Luevo, which...

Jayne AnnAug 16, 2014 11:51 pm GMT298 views
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Toronto Startup Luevo Crowdsources Demand for Emerging Designer Fashions
One Year After Discovery, Crowdsourcing the Olinguito
article Distributed Knowledge

Helgen calls the influx of information a "crowdsourcing," though the effort isn't your typical fundraiser on Kickstarter. Helgen doesn't want your money, just your knowledge....

Jayne AnnAug 16, 2014 10:07 pm GMT303 views
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One Year After Discovery, Crowdsourcing the Olinguito
NSW Premier Mike Baird looks to crowdsourcing to solve Sydney's traffic problems
article Open Innovation

Solutions to Sydney's worst traffic congestion hot spots will be "crowdsourced" by the NSW government to tap into the widest possible pool of ideas. The Premier's Innovation...

Jayne AnnAug 16, 2014 12:59 pm GMT541 views
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NSW Premier Mike Baird looks to crowdsourcing to solve Sydney's traffic problems
More Michigan colleges use crowdfunding for research
article Crowdfunding

With government funding down, researchers have looked more to private investors to help support their work, said Daryl Weinert, associate vice president for research-sponsored projects at the...

Jayne AnnAug 11, 2014 12:02 am GMT456 views
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More Michigan colleges use crowdfunding for research
10 ways technology is fighting climate change
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Hackathons are powerful tools, and they're becoming more mainstream. Companies, organizations, and governments are all using the events to generate fresh ideas. Crowdsourcing for environmental...

Jayne AnnAug 07, 2014 12:56 pm GMT182 views
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10 ways technology is fighting climate change
Route Planning For The Happiest Walk, Not The Quickest
article Distributed Knowledge

The problem with crowdsourcing is that it requires active user participation. To build an instant route planner for multiple places would be hard. So Quercia and his colleagues turned to a more...

Jayne AnnAug 07, 2014 06:40 am GMT196 views
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Route Planning For The Happiest Walk, Not The Quickest
Westpac Customers to Get First Augmented Reality Banking App
document Open Innovation

The app was the winning concept from the bank’s crowd sourcing initiative, The Westpac Global App Challenge – UK. It will be available to customers in September. Further development for future...

Jayne AnnAug 05, 2014 12:31 pm GMT591 views
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Westpac Customers to Get First Augmented Reality Banking App
Aussie firm aims to build 10,000-strong software army
article Distributed Knowledge

By combining these people with a talent pool of 100,000 via overseas crowdsourcing partners, Revolution IT hopes to become the "biggest testing organisation" in the world, in the words of...

Jayne AnnAug 03, 2014 07:07 am GMT560 views
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Aussie firm aims to build 10,000-strong software army
Crowdsourcing Platform Luevo Lets You Shop The Runway During Fashion Week
article Crowdfunding, Tools

For emerging fashion designers, fulfilling orders can be one of the hardest aspects of business. That's why Ana Caracaleanu decided to launch Luevo, a startup crowdsourcing platform that aims...

Jayne AnnAug 02, 2014 09:58 am GMT467 views
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Crowdsourcing Platform Luevo Lets You Shop The Runway During Fashion Week
Always misplacing things? Lost and found apps may help
article Tools

The app also uses crowdsourcing so if other Tile app users come within range of a lost item the location is updated for the owner. “Other people in the community never see that your stuff is...

Jayne AnnAug 01, 2014 10:47 am GMT252 views
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Always misplacing things? Lost and found apps may help
Stockholm Crowdsources Color of New Subway Line
article Distributed Knowledge

Stockholm residents are getting the chance to dictate the color of their commute with an online competition created by the city’s county council. The Swedish capital is expanding its subway system...

Jayne AnnAug 01, 2014 06:07 am GMT292 views
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Stockholm Crowdsources Color of New Subway Line
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