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Dep. of Treasury US Mint team with the Royal Mint to Crowdsource the design for the new EuroDollar
Crowd Creativity

Washington — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, after visiting the UK today for talks with British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will head tomorrow Europe to confer with finance and banking officials in France and Germany options for the design of the new EuroDollar currency which, following the approval of the European Parliament in Brussels last month will go into circulation from 1st January 2012.

It is understood that Jean-Claude Trichet, the head of the European Central Bank and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble are in favor an international crowdsourcing competition to design the new EuroDollar symbol after the success of the crowdsourcing of the Indian Rupee in a competition announced on March 5, 2009 by the Indian government to create a symbol for the Rupee.

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Vince CooperApr 01, 2011 06:37 am GMT3556 views
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Crowdscribing - A Crowdsourcing Book Construction Model

The publishing industry is becoming increasingly digital as it transitions from a traditional model for producing books into a technology-augmented era where the very definition of books is being altered.  The affordability, selection, and convenience associated with digital book production and sales have prompted major publishers to jump on new strategies to maintain profitability. Knowing how rapidly and significantly crowdsourcing is impacting all things digital, is there a role for the crowd to play that will change the publishing industry even further?

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Vince CooperFeb 13, 2011 11:03 pm GMT5110 views
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StartSomeGood: Social Enterprises Gaining Traction Through Crowdfunding

 

Many of us have come to associate crowdfunding with websites such as Kickstarter, Rockethub, Quirky, Fans Next Door and many others. However, while the creators of these platforms have channeled their energies to target crowdfunding potential for creative projects, Alex Budak- founder of StartSomeGood - realized that the power of collective giving could also be used for social endeavors.

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Vince CooperJan 18, 2011 04:58 am GMT4191 views
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Crowdsourcing Game Development: Driving a NextGen Revolution
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Ardent fans and many industry veterans of the computer game industry advocate that the general lack of creativity in game development has caused a rippling effect that leaves leading and blooming game developers clinging to the hope of making the next “big come back” to wow gamers. Sadly, this has been far from reality for some; and in a world where only the best game developer gets to take home the bigger sales check, many have decided to blow open the doors of their own restricted environment to welcome a more democratic approach in game design.

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Vince CooperJan 11, 2011 07:24 am GMT8801 views
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Ed Norton and Famous Friends Donate
video Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Norton makes mention he has recruited his celebrity friends Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen to raise money through Crowdrise.com. Celebrities are often effective when it comes to fundraising because of...

Vince CooperJan 05, 2011 06:33 pm GMT5935 views
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Ed Norton and Famous Friends Donate
Crowdrise
site 

Named by Barron as one of the "Top 25 Best Global Philanthropists," the CrowdRise community started off in September 2009, when Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffro Wolfe...

Vince CooperJan 05, 2011 06:13 pm GMT3047 views
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Crowdrise
How to Compel Others to Give
document 

Because Edward Norton co-founded Crowdrise, the tips he gave in this article come from personal experience. They are also essential for anyone who wants to tap the crowd for for funding. This...

Vince CooperJan 05, 2011 05:46 pm GMT3822 views
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How to Compel Others to Give
Citizen scientists carving out new roles via the Web
document 

Although the article pinpoints some views of critics against citizen scientists, you can see how Alex has managed to establish the importance of citizen scientists' roles in the world wide...

Vince CooperJan 05, 2011 05:12 pm GMT2158 views
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Citizen scientists carving out new roles via the Web
Urban Gleaning Program puts homegrown food to use
document Distributed Knowledge

San Francisco residents and business owners are working on a common goal, which is to provide their excessive homegrown foods to the less fortunate through the San Francisco Food Bank. This...

Vince CooperJan 05, 2011 04:19 pm GMT3311 views
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Urban Gleaning Program puts homegrown food to use
Crowdsourcing’s eighth deadly sin! Don't mess with Pepsi's Super Bowl ad campaign!
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

In our 5th December, 2010, article Crowdsourcing's Seven Deadly Sins, Carl provided a number of examples of where the results of crowdsourcing initiatives didn’t quite work out as hoped! Well, this time it's the Pepsi challenge! 

 

Pepsi’s plan to Crowdsource the ad campaign for this years Superbowl was likely to win the equivalent of a crowdsourcing Oscar for imagination, ingenuity and out-right customer acquisition. However, one of the entries has caused massive controversy of blasphademic proportions!

 

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Vince CooperJan 04, 2011 05:32 am GMT7504 views
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What is Crowdsourcing?
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The basics of using crowdsourcing is to take a problem or task and distribute it to interested parties as a way to get solutions and feedback. This can be done with an online survey, Facebook...

Vince CooperJan 03, 2011 01:10 am GMT3521 views
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What is Crowdsourcing?
White House Reveals Plans For ExpertNet Wiki
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Even though the title of the online tool, ExpertNet, suggests that only an expert's opinions can be considered. But it's a good thing though that White House revealed in its belief that...

Vince CooperJan 01, 2011 03:50 am GMT16255 views
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White House Reveals Plans For ExpertNet Wiki
Crowdsourcing cure faster: scientist
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Hessel's plan is a noble cause that seeks to make knowledge open and crowd-sourced instead of hoarded for financial gain. When he is able to gather enough funds, he plans to begin the research...

Vince CooperDec 31, 2010 11:53 pm GMT2962 views
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Crowdsourcing cure faster: scientist
Nissan Leaf's CARWINGS keeps you up to speed, puts you in efficiency race
document 

Nissan Leaf's CARWINGS system allows car owners to do a lot of things, such as: display of the car's current position and possible range on a map; notification of where charging stations...

Vince CooperDec 27, 2010 11:06 pm GMT2479 views
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Nissan Leaf's CARWINGS keeps you up to speed, puts you in efficiency race
Nissan Leaf Uses Crowdsourcing to Enhance Fuel Economy
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The best thing about Nissan Leaf is its CARWINGS connected system which allows Nissan to crowdsource and eventually enhance fuel economy. How? The system keeps track of the driver's efficiency...

Vince CooperDec 27, 2010 10:25 pm GMT1986 views
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Nissan Leaf Uses Crowdsourcing to Enhance Fuel Economy
4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU CROWDSOURCE
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Before one decides to crowdsource (particularly on company logos), you need to know the following first: Designers can’t afford to spend too much time on your logo – especially if your award is...

Vince CooperDec 27, 2010 09:46 pm GMT4263 views
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4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU CROWDSOURCE
Maven
site 

Founded by two research industry veterans, Maven is a global network of industry professionals, experts and even entry-level professionals who have insights and opinions to share to their clients,...

Vince CooperDec 23, 2010 07:11 am GMT2810 views
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Maven
New owners ask for advice to name space formerly known as Brickskeller
document 

The new restaurant owners' decision to resort to crowdsource their restaurant's new name is an effective decision. There are millions of people out there who are filled with creative...

Vince CooperDec 23, 2010 05:32 am GMT1649 views
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New owners ask for advice to name space formerly known as Brickskeller
Kiss goodbye to traditional agencies: blur Group gazes into the Crowd for 2011
document Distributed Knowledge

Based on these predictions and of the current creative crowdsourcing scenario, it's clear that the creativity of the crowd will surely be given more priority.

Vince CooperDec 23, 2010 05:09 am GMT1999 views
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Kiss goodbye to traditional agencies: blur Group gazes into the Crowd for 2011
Tweet your chart: Why social sharing of medical data is a good idea
document 

The demand for sharing is indeed increasing as more and more people are getting interested in sharing almost anything they want (even medical data itself). But medical data sharing that exists in...

Vince CooperDec 21, 2010 08:30 am GMT3705 views
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Tweet your chart: Why social sharing of medical data is a good idea
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