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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 GMT716 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 GMT2075 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 GMT874 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 GMT1621 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 GMT976 views
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation to Tap Skilled Kenya Workforce
DesignCrowd snags $6 mln Series B
document Crowd Creativity

“Our goal is to pioneer design crowdsourcing, to perfect the design crowdsourcing process and to take crowdsourcing to every corner of the world. We aim to have the number one design crowdsourcing...

Samuel BennettFeb 05, 2015 12:41 pm GMT1291 views
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DesignCrowd snags $6 mln Series B
Seven Cities Around the World Are Hacking Their Environment and Crowdsourcing the Data
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

On February 6 the data streams from 100 DIY environmental sensors around the world will go live, measuring air quality, noise, pollution, light, and temperature. As part of Data Canvas’ second...

Samuel BennettFeb 03, 2015 12:50 pm GMT1658 views
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Seven Cities Around the World Are Hacking Their Environment and Crowdsourcing the Data
8 Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps That Are Shaping Our Digital Habits
article Tools

Crowdsourcing mobile apps are sprouting like mushrooms in app stores. If you’ve used Uber, Airbnb, or Easy Taxi before, then you probably have an idea how they work. People sharing resources for...

Samuel BennettFeb 02, 2015 11:46 am GMT953 views
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8 Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps That Are Shaping Our Digital Habits
How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route
article Distributed Knowledge

The so-called “Cole Valley Cruiser” came about due to demand the company saw from potential users, according to Vahabzadeh. “This is the first time we’re truly crowdsourcing a new route based on...

Samuel BennettFeb 01, 2015 08:55 am GMT1050 views
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How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route
Freelancer Shares Are On A Tear After The Crowdsourcing Marketplace Announces Record Growth
article Crowd Creativity

Freelancer, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, today announced record receipts from customers of $7.4 million in the December quarter, up 7.6% on the previous three...

Samuel BennettJan 30, 2015 12:26 pm GMT1159 views
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Freelancer Shares Are On A Tear After The Crowdsourcing Marketplace Announces Record Growth
Auction-Based Crowdfunding Platform to Launch Jan. 2015
document Crowdfunding, Tools

MassCatalyst previewed its company back in September at TechCrunch Disrupt (San Francisco), yet the platform launch couldn’t be more timely. In October, the state of Texas approved rules governing...

Samuel BennettDec 17, 2014 11:27 am GMT1048 views
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Auction-Based Crowdfunding Platform to Launch Jan. 2015
Fatal Encounters: Journalist D. Brian Burghart Tries to Determine How Often People Are Killed By Law Enforcement
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Burghart is the editor of the Reno News & Review. (It should also be noted that he’s a close friend of Independent publisher Jimmy Boegle.) In his spare time, he also is in charge of Fatal...

Samuel BennettDec 17, 2014 02:24 am GMT560 views
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Fatal Encounters: Journalist D. Brian Burghart Tries to Determine How Often People Are Killed By Law Enforcement
Stella English: 'I've battled repossession since winning The Apprentice'
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Since January 2013, The Apprentice 2010 winner Stella English has been presenting a show called CrowdBox TV, which is the first television crowdfunding channel in the world she believes. It is a...

Samuel BennettDec 14, 2014 02:14 pm GMT816 views
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Stella English: 'I've battled repossession since winning The Apprentice'
Crowdsourcing For Autism Answers With Google And Autism Speaks MSSNG Project
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

MSSNG “will open its cloud portal to scientists early next year with 1,000 of them already in the bank. Researchers anywhere in the world will have the opportunity to tap in and look for new clues...

Samuel BennettDec 12, 2014 04:37 am GMT977 views
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Crowdsourcing For Autism Answers With Google And Autism Speaks MSSNG Project
Nurturing Corporate Venture Incubation
article Open Innovation

Kuoni, the Swiss travel services company, tested a more radical approach when they hired the young crowdsourcing consultancy OneLeap. U.K.-based OneLeap manages an international network of about...

Samuel BennettDec 11, 2014 12:55 pm GMT794 views
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Nurturing Corporate Venture Incubation
Typhoon Hagupit: UN using crowdsourcing platform to help assess damage
article Distributed Knowledge

Like Typhoon Haiyan, last year, technology is again being used to help identify damage and needs assessment on the ground. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...

Samuel BennettDec 10, 2014 01:25 am GMT581 views
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Typhoon Hagupit: UN using crowdsourcing platform to help assess damage
Missing: Endangered chameleon species not seen for 16 years
article Crowdfunding

Dr Anderson is in the process of raising money for the trip through the RocketHub crowdsourcing website. “Our activities are not funded, so we are holding a fundraiser to enable us to send a...

Samuel BennettDec 06, 2014 10:38 am GMT1082 views
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Missing: Endangered chameleon species not seen for 16 years
Trial recruiting looks to tap online community leaders
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A three-way partnership of CureClick.com, WEGO Health and TrialReach aims to enlist influential patient opinion leaders to accelerate clinical trial recruitment and completion. The approach...

Samuel BennettDec 05, 2014 01:33 pm GMT951 views
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Trial recruiting looks to tap online community leaders
Which country in the region has the best governance, and who fares poorly?
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed for public participation in government since he took office this year, but the country dropped by two points in the corruption index. In July, he...

Samuel BennettDec 04, 2014 11:22 am GMT479 views
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Which country in the region has the best governance, and who fares poorly?
Disrupting In Style: Italian Startup Takes Interior Design To The Crowd
article Open Innovation

Until recently, those looking renovate their homes or offices had only two options; do it themselves or hire an interior designer, at huge cost. Now they have a third; CoContest, an innovative...

Samuel BennettDec 04, 2014 01:13 am GMT556 views
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Disrupting In Style: Italian Startup Takes Interior Design To The Crowd
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