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Putting the Fun in Funding: 8 Weird and Wacky Crowdsourcing Projects
article Crowdfunding

As of Thursday morning, a Kickstarter project to bury a time capsule on the moon has got more than £220,000 (S$449,000) in funds. Lunar One Mission is sending an unmanned probe to the South Pole...

Samuel BennettNov 21, 2014 05:19 am GMT680 views
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Putting the Fun in Funding: 8 Weird and Wacky Crowdsourcing Projects
Putting the Fun in Funding: 8 Weird and Wacky Crowdsourcing Projects
article Crowdfunding

As of Thursday morning, a Kickstarter project to bury a time capsule on the moon has got more than £220,000 (S$449,000) in funds. Lunar One Mission is sending an unmanned probe to the South Pole...

Samuel BennettNov 21, 2014 05:18 am GMT261 views
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Putting the Fun in Funding: 8 Weird and Wacky Crowdsourcing Projects
UC Davis Launches Crowdsourcing Energy Tool
article Tools

Thanks to Joshua Morejohn and a new interactive website developed by his Facilities Management Energy Conservation Office, UC Davis students, staff and faculty now can provide what has been dubbed...

Samuel BennettNov 20, 2014 01:34 am GMT162 views
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UC Davis Launches Crowdsourcing Energy Tool
Former Alaskan TV Reporter Battles Subpoena
article Crowdfunding

According to the Associated Press, the Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to find out if Charlo Greene leveraged crowdsourcing dollars in order to bolster a ballot initiative focusing on...

Samuel BennettNov 19, 2014 11:01 pm GMT326 views
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Former Alaskan TV Reporter Battles Subpoena
The Jeans You Fund Yourself
article Crowdfunding

In an online campaign, Gustin posts a men’s wardrobe item — such as a belt, plaid shirt, selvedge denim or duffel — on its website. When there are enough orders and the item is successfully funded,...

Samuel BennettNov 17, 2014 09:15 am GMT290 views
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The Jeans You Fund Yourself
First buy-to-let investment trust to float
article Crowdfunding

Britain's first listed “buy-to-let” investment fund will start raising money from private and institutional investors on Monday. Mill Residential plans to float on the London Stock Exchange...

Samuel BennettNov 16, 2014 07:52 am GMT595 views
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First buy-to-let investment trust to float
Rutgers Engineers Create Smartphone App to Cut Risk of Power Outages
article Distributed Knowledge

Rutgers and the township committee agreed to a solution – crowdsource the task. Crowdsourcing, an information-age technique that parcels out a large job to a community of unrelated experts –...

Samuel BennettNov 14, 2014 08:40 am GMT239 views
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Rutgers Engineers Create Smartphone App to Cut Risk of Power Outages
Creative Power from the Crowd: Crowd Relations is Starting a Design Marketplace for Agencies and Brands
document Crowd Creativity, Tools

Crowd Relations is launching an international platform for design tasks. The start-up from Berlin is targeting agencies as well as established brands with its innovative crowdsourcing model. Now on...

Samuel BennettNov 12, 2014 09:49 am GMT2868 views
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Creative Power from the Crowd: Crowd Relations is Starting a Design Marketplace for Agencies and Brands
FN Fintech Focus: Nous Global Markets
article Distributed Knowledge

Spark Profit is a virtual trading platform to help players learn how to trade, but is also a financial data provider, by crowdsourcing sentiment on markets. Spark Profit, which can be played on a...

Samuel BennettNov 09, 2014 11:04 am GMT242 views
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FN Fintech Focus: Nous Global Markets
Can Batman fix India’s pothole problem?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Rupesh Mandal, 32, an independent creative director in Mumbai and a member of the Pothole Watch team, says: “We were trying to find a solution to this problem by crowdsourcing responsibility and...

Samuel BennettNov 09, 2014 08:56 am GMT276 views
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Can Batman fix India’s pothole problem?
C4 ‘crowdsources’ to highlight wastage, leakage in public sector
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

To keep public pressure going following the release of the auditor general's report on wastage, leakage and corruption in the public sector, a civil society group has come up with a...

Samuel BennettNov 09, 2014 01:54 am GMT465 views
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C4 ‘crowdsources’ to highlight wastage, leakage in public sector
Can Google Find the Cure for Autism?
article Distributed Knowledge

But an unusual partnership between science, business and philanthropy may soon provide some answers. Autism Speaks, Google and geneticist Dr. Stephen Scherer have devised an ambitious plan to...

Samuel BennettNov 07, 2014 01:11 am GMT876 views
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Can Google Find the Cure for Autism?
50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs In Last 3 Months
article Cloud Labor

For those who have not heard about Freelancer.com, this huge freelancing site has over 13.6 million registered users who have posted 6.6 million projects and contests to date in over 700 areas as...

Samuel BennettNov 06, 2014 12:52 pm GMT316 views
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50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs In Last 3 Months
Crowdworkers form their own digital networks
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...

Samuel BennettNov 05, 2014 09:26 am GMT336 views
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Crowdworkers form their own digital networks
Thoughtful.org Is Now A Crowdfunding Platform For Medical Costs And Emergencies
article Crowdfunding, Tools

As part of the founding team at Adly, Derek Rey helped build one of the first businesses focused on social media advertising. Now he’s doing something pretty different — his company...

Samuel BennettNov 05, 2014 06:22 am GMT365 views
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Thoughtful.org Is Now A Crowdfunding Platform For Medical Costs And Emergencies
EquityEats, a crowdfunding platform for restaurants, kicks off in the District
article Crowdfunding

EquityEats, a crowdfunding platform for bars, restaurants, bakeries and other food businesses, soft-launched this week in anticipation of its official launch on November 13. Four restaurant...

Samuel BennettNov 02, 2014 06:37 am GMT739 views
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EquityEats, a crowdfunding platform for restaurants, kicks off in the District
Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
article Distributed Knowledge

"During times of crisis, like the earthquake in Haiti, crowdsourced translation has been used successfully to help doctors communicate via text message with patients -- sending a text to a...

Samuel BennettNov 02, 2014 12:54 am GMT406 views
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Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
Across Africa, relief organizations use texting to fight Ebola
article Distributed Knowledge

While TERA and U-Report enable relief organizations to text people, IBM is working on an initiative in Sierra Leone that uses SMS to let people contact the government. IBM uses supercomputing and...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2014 08:01 am GMT429 views
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Across Africa, relief organizations use texting to fight Ebola
Benefits of Crowdsourcing
article Distributed Knowledge

Today, it is all about sharing. Crowdsourcing harnesses the creative and competitive spirit of people all over the world, enabling them to solve big problems as well as small ones. It also allows...

Samuel BennettOct 30, 2014 05:53 am GMT286 views
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Benefits of Crowdsourcing
TaskSpotting: An app that pays
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

The homegrown mobile application leverages the crowd-sourcing concept that allows business to gather information from their most valued stakeholders: ‘The consumer’, that is, if they are willing to...

Samuel BennettOct 28, 2014 09:51 am GMT617 views
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TaskSpotting: An app that pays
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