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Boffins Discover Brain Region Associated With Idea Spread, aka "Buzz"
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UCLA psychologists have identified the brain regions associated with the successful spread of ideas. Study subjects role-played TV interns reviewing pilot ideas for producers. The most viral ideas...

Paul SpinradJul 12, 2013 04:58 pm GMT1139 views
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Boffins Discover Brain Region Associated With Idea Spread, aka
Crowdfunding and Direct Selling: A Conversation With Dan Williams (Part 3)
Crowdfunding

The conclusion of our conversation between Paul Spinrad and Dan Williams on the intersection of crowdfunding and those nifty products sold directly to consumers via infomercials and elsewhere.

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Paul SpinradMay 24, 2013 05:48 pm GMT3179 views
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Crowdfunding and Direct Selling: A Conversation With Dan Williams (Part 2)
Crowdfunding

We continue our conversation between Paul Spinrad and Dan Williams on the intersection of crowdfunding and those nifty products sold directly to consumers via infomercials and elsewhere.

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Paul SpinradMay 23, 2013 01:07 am GMT2280 views
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Crowdfunding and Direct Selling: A Conversation With Dan Williams
Crowdfunding

Paul Spinrad speaks with the Electronic Retailing Association's Dan Williams about crowdfunding and the market for direct response products sold directly to consumers from the entities that make them.

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Paul SpinradMay 20, 2013 09:40 pm GMT16427 views
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(Almost) All the Recent Legal Wisdom on the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

For last week's symposium on the JOBS Act, Berkeley Law put together a great list of recent law journal and other articles about the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding.

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Paul SpinradMar 17, 2013 10:20 pm GMT3844 views
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Startup Channel to Launch in April
blog Crowdfunding

Startup Channel will launch next month, on YouTube for now, to publish three-minute elevator pitches for new companies, plus supporting content, drawn from their database of 6,000+ business plans....

Paul SpinradMar 07, 2013 07:04 pm GMT1539 views
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Startup Channel to Launch in April
Proposed Qualification Exam for Crowd Investing
Crowdfunding

Draft multiple-choice examination seeks to educate and qualify new/unsophisticated investors by outlining common "risk factors" or "red flags" for online investing.

 

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Paul SpinradFeb 12, 2013 07:29 pm GMT3948 views
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Crowdfunding: Revenge of the Outsider Ants
Crowdfunding

Join in on a sure thing like a horde of ants on a picnic table, or strike out alone to find a more tasty morsel elsewhere? Crowdfunders tend to revel in the outsider approach, says contributor Paul Spinrad.

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Paul SpinradJan 22, 2013 01:25 pm GMT3288 views
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Is Kickstarter a Social Minefield?
Crowdfunding

Is Kickstarter more about supporting cool projects or digital peer pressure? Paul Spinrad responds to a recent critique of the crowdfunding social scene.

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Paul SpinradDec 07, 2012 01:22 am GMT4478 views
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Crowdfunding is Gamification Solving Real Problems
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Some look to gamification as a powerful way of addressing real-world problems. But crowdfunding could be how we "gamify" the real world itself.

 

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Paul SpinradNov 28, 2012 12:10 am GMT8969 views
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USPTO Introduces Crowd Participation in Patent Pending Review
blog Open Innovation

(Forwarded by Paul Jacobs) Under the America Invents Act, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been allowing preissuance submissions of prior art from third parties, without fee for a...

Paul SpinradSep 24, 2012 06:40 pm GMT1918 views
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USPTO Introduces Crowd Participation in Patent Pending Review
The $1,000 Indiegogo Campaign and Petition that Led to Legal Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

An Indiegogo campaign to raise $1,000 and a petition to the SEC launched an effort that would lead to the JOBS Act and legal crowdfunding for equity in the U.S. less than two years later. Paul Spinrad, the guy behind that first campaign shows just how influential the initial effort has become.

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Paul SpinradSep 23, 2012 01:10 am GMT2520 views
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A Crowdfunding Pioneer Psychoanalyzes Crowdfunding's True Believers
Crowdfunding

Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In the first part of this exclusive series on Crowdsourcing.org, he recalled those early days and the efforts that have since begun to blossom in the form of the JOBS Act. Below, in the second half of the series, he also gives us an inside look at the fanatical devotion of some of crowdfunding's true believers.

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Paul SpinradSep 21, 2012 10:19 pm GMT4810 views
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How Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act Got Started, Told by the Guy Behind the Big Idea
Crowdfunding

Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In this exclusive series on Crowdsourcing.org, he recalls those early days and the efforts that have since begun to blossom in the form of the JOBS Act. In the second half of the series, he also gives us an inside look at the fanatical devotion of some of crowdfunding's true believers.

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Paul SpinradSep 19, 2012 06:21 pm GMT8450 views
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