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Why more startups turning to equity crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Mr. Green’s company is one of a growing number of startups turning to equity crowdfunding to help finance their growth. Unlike regular crowdfunding, where companies raise money and offer rewards to...

Samuel BennettMar 27, 2015 02:09 pm GMT312 views
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Why more startups turning to equity crowdfunding
3 Russian Crowdfunding Campaigns That Despise (and Are Fueled By) Media Propaganda
article Crowdfunding

The American government lies. The Russian government lies. Whichever statement you believe more, wherever you fall on that spectrum, three crowdfunding campaigns by Russian media ventures are...

Samuel BennettMar 26, 2015 11:57 am GMT482 views
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3 Russian Crowdfunding Campaigns That Despise (and Are Fueled By) Media Propaganda
Freelancer Limited acquires assets of Projectlinkr.com
article Tools

Freelancer Limited continues to build its freelancing and crowdsourcing business with the acquisition of the assets of Spanish freelance job marketplace Projectlinkr.com. SOURCE LINK to the full...

Samuel BennettMar 25, 2015 12:37 pm GMT441 views
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Freelancer Limited acquires assets of Projectlinkr.com
Crime Has Gone High-Tech, and the Law Can’t Keep Up
article Distributed Knowledge

Another approach is to crowdsource law enforcement. Organized crime is already adept at crowdsourcing, using criminal networks to rob thousands of ATMs at once. Law-abiding citizens need to respond...

Samuel BennettMar 22, 2015 01:01 pm GMT359 views
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Crime Has Gone High-Tech, and the Law Can’t Keep Up
The changing nature of charity: Plugging in to the digital age
article Crowdfunding

One such example involved Eric Garner’s family. Garner died at the hands of New York police in July. Since then, at least 19 separate crowdfunding campaigns have popped up claiming to raise money...

Samuel BennettMar 20, 2015 01:27 pm GMT455 views
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The changing nature of charity: Plugging in to the digital age
K-Swiss Hires Diplo to Make Them Cool Again
article Crowd Creativity

Diplo will lead a team of 100 creatives and tastemakers––called “The Board” collectively––in a complete redesign of K-Swiss’ company image. The Board members will be enlisted via crowdsourcing...

Samuel BennettMar 20, 2015 07:49 am GMT384 views
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K-Swiss Hires Diplo to Make Them Cool Again
InvestUP adds five crowdfunding sites to platform
article Crowdfunding, Tools

As crowdfunding continues to grow rapidly, UP will help its partner crowdfunding sites develop by focusing on marketing the deals, in effect enabling the crowdfunding partners to concentrate on...

Samuel BennettMar 19, 2015 10:54 am GMT773 views
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InvestUP adds five crowdfunding sites to platform
Crowdsourcing supports Finlandia
article Crowdfunding

Following this news, a crowdsourcing campaign popped up online to try and help the Finlandia club with its financial woes. Called Save the Finlandia on Indiegogo, the online campaign hopes to...

Samuel BennettMar 18, 2015 12:27 pm GMT463 views
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Crowdsourcing supports Finlandia
'Transcribe Minutes'
article Tools

The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware -- directed by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Ned Allen Professor of English and senior research fellow at the University of Delaware Library,...

Samuel BennettMar 15, 2015 01:50 pm GMT330 views
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'Transcribe Minutes'
March 13, 2015: DOE Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technology Ideas
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Innovators including start-ups, designers, buildings scientists, and students can use the website to share ideas that could develop into new energy efficient technologies for homes and buildings....

Samuel BennettMar 13, 2015 12:17 pm GMT473 views
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March 13, 2015: DOE Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technology Ideas
Do you want to make a difference?
article Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing platforms like Fongogo have made it a lot easier for dreamers to realize their life-long dreams. These platforms are also empowering women like no others can. Many women I talk to...

Samuel BennettMar 12, 2015 12:58 pm GMT706 views
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Do you want to make a difference?
#HackingCBCMTL: How can we use tech to help cover the news?
article Distributed Knowledge

Creating a crowdsourcing model of news where people could submit their own news, which would be ‘upvoted’ by other users. Mapping news in different neighbourhoods to look at things like which...

Samuel BennettMar 10, 2015 02:34 am GMT377 views
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#HackingCBCMTL: How can we use tech to help cover the news?
Crowdsourcing in Japan: How a handful of companies are changing ideas about work
article Cloud Labor, Tools

For instance, Coconala’s main message, “Your skills can bring happiness to someone”, takes a decidedly more casual approach to adding value in society. The site offers peer-to-peer instruction or...

Samuel BennettMar 08, 2015 11:29 am GMT641 views
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Crowdsourcing in Japan: How a handful of companies are changing ideas about work
Crowdsourcing: A Doubled-Barreled Challenge
article Crowdfunding

This newswire does not claim that individual-focused crowdfunding campaigns are all bad or all good. They are, in fact, reminiscent of a time when neighbors routinely acted collectively to help...

Samuel BennettMar 06, 2015 07:44 am GMT643 views
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Crowdsourcing: A Doubled-Barreled Challenge
Sheila Babnis on Co-Creating with Employees and Patients in Drug Trials
article Open Innovation

Sheila Babnis, head of strategic innovation for product development at Roche, shared, at the Front End Innovation conference earlier this year, new ways that her company is working in innovation...

Samuel BennettMar 01, 2015 01:46 pm GMT968 views
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Sheila Babnis on Co-Creating with Employees and Patients in Drug Trials
Provocative Billboards Voice London's Housing Struggles
article Distributed Knowledge

London—a city of wild "iceberg homes," starchitecture-infused luxury developments, and one super controversial "Garden Bridge"—is, without a doubt, transforming rapidly. And...

Samuel BennettFeb 27, 2015 01:53 am GMT1143 views
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Provocative Billboards Voice London's Housing Struggles
Marketplace Lender ApplePie Starts With $25M Loan Demand
article Crowdfunding

The San Francisco-based company was formed with the goal of providing franchisees “a more efficient alternative to traditional lenders,” ApplePie CEO Denise Thomas said in a San Francisco...

Samuel BennettFeb 17, 2015 09:05 am GMT2276 views
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Marketplace Lender ApplePie Starts With $25M Loan Demand
The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky
article Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing, Mr. Kaufman said, is “a tool, not a silver bullet. I look at the community as a way to have a broader conversation about how to make great products and better decisions.” In...

Samuel BennettFeb 16, 2015 07:16 am GMT1079 views
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The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky
Funding your business, by the numbers
article Crowdfunding

Explains Brian Meece, CEO of online crowdfunding platform, RocketHub, “The model is simple and personal; funders support story-driven entrepreneurs that pique their interests, then...

Samuel BennettFeb 14, 2015 01:39 pm GMT1757 views
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Funding your business, by the numbers
CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation to Tap Skilled Kenya Workforce
document Cloud Labor

CloudFactory acquired SpeakerText in late 2012. At the time the service relied on crowdsourced labor through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace. In order to enable the quality control and rapid...

Samuel BennettFeb 14, 2015 08:20 am GMT1149 views
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation to Tap Skilled Kenya Workforce
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