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Why This Election Has Gone to the Dogs

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How does a politician get more people to donate to his campaign? Pictures of dogs, obviously. This morning I met in Charlotte with Rally.org spokesman Nick Warhsaw, who’s in town to try to sell politicians at the Democratic National Convention on the merits of the startup’s power-of-the-masses donation software....
Why This Election Has Gone to the Dogs
Hacking the recession: CrowdSource gets large series A to pimp on-demand skilled labor

Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?

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Crowdsourcing has proven to be a pretty good way to accomplish things that require a lot of input from different people, including the creation of encyclopedias and the financing of personal projects such as movies and comic books. But could it be used to create legislation as well? A...
Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?

Salesforce.com Buys a Crowdsourcing Company

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Salesforce.com is acquiring Jigsaw for $142 million in a deal that exemplifies how crowdsourcing has entered the the business world. Sugar CRM also uses Jigsaw for business directory information. The deal should cast a shadow on that relationship. Sugar CRM and Salesfore.com compete in the social CRM market. Salesforce.coms says...
Salesforce.com Buys a Crowdsourcing Company

When online communities go to work http://bit.ly/cnaMYe by @dhinchcliffe #crowdsourcing

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When online communities go to work http://bit.ly/cnaMYe by @dhinchcliffe #crowdsourcing

Sponsor post: Improving advertising with crowdsourcing: Crowdopolis

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From microtasking to open innovation to crowdsourced design, crowdsourcing is becoming a word on the lips of some of the largest managers in America. Crowdsourcing is the process of getting labor or funding from a crowd of people (usually online), and Crowdopolis will be your chance to come and learn...
Sponsor post: Improving advertising with crowdsourcing: Crowdopolis

Motorola says 'numerous individuals [...] wrote about prior art invalidating Apple’s patents'

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In a Motorola filing in the Northern District of Illinois, I discovered a statement indicating that individuals who write to companies defending themselves against patent infringement claims may actually identify prior art that those defendants, despite their vast resources, weren't able to find on their own but considered useful enough...
Motorola says 'numerous individuals [...] wrote about prior art invalidating Apple’s patents'

Sponsored post: Open source: how new models are challenging the nature of business

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While the historical role of hobbyists in the tech sphere can be traced back to the Homebrew Computer Club and beyond, in 2013 a series of trends are empowering the current breed with more disruptive potential than ever before. On one hand, the maker movement blends technological innovation with more-traditional...
Sponsored post: Open source: how new models are challenging the nature of business

50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

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It’s a bold claim, but if we look at the how and why it makes a lot of sense.  Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of global sales says that he expects up to 50% of all advertising, within the next 5-8 years, will be digital.  The paradigm shift toward purchasing online...
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec
The future of rocket design could be crowdsourced, thanks to Sunglass & DIYRockets

Togather: A new crowdsourcing platform that brings audiences and authors together

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Started out of Huge Inc’s secretive Labs program, Togather is a new platform that wants to empower authors to book (and fill) talks, signings and lectures based on demand from fans. They call it “fansourcing.” Here’s how Togather works: Authors let the public know when they’re ready and available to talk. From there,...
Togather: A new crowdsourcing platform that brings audiences and authors together

Swype debuts Living Language to help create real-time, crowd-sourced dictionary

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The Swype keyboard for Android devices already has a pretty robust dictionary, but now it is improving even more by using crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases. Beginning today, the latest version of Swype now comes with Swype Living Language. Users who opt-in can share and receive trending words...
Swype debuts Living Language to help create real-time, crowd-sourced dictionary
Car Sourcing: BMW Teams with Local Motors

This Nifty App Lets Consumers Scan Bar Codes To See Product Reviews

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Consumr is a clever new app that lets shoppers find product reviews by scanning an item's barcode. Even better, it might help them save money.  On the mobile site, items are ranked from one to five stars, and users sound off on every aspect of a product from its flavor...
This Nifty App Lets Consumers Scan Bar Codes To See Product Reviews

InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

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The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes. That’s the promise of InfoArmy, a new startup from Jim Fowler. Jim Fowler knows a thing or two about crowdsourcing and business data. His previous startup, Jigsaw, let users (mostly marketers...
InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

"Contests are increasingly being used as a tool to solve society’s most entrenched problems" http://bit.ly/9KFJmy #crowdsourcing

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"Contests are increasingly being used as a tool to solve society’s most entrenched problems" http://bit.ly/9KFJmy #crowdsourcing

5 tips for running a successful crowdsourcing campaign

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Kickstarter might be the poster child of crowdfunding, but the space is vastly larger than you might imagine. And according to a recent report, it's ballooning like crazy. If you're not familiar with the concept, crowdsourcing is a means to raise capital, usually over the Internet from people who...
5 tips for running a successful crowdsourcing campaign

When Meteors Streak Across The Sky, This "Fireball Coordinator" Swings Into Action

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Lessons on crowdsourcing and protean job titles, with the American Meteor Society's Robert Lunsford. Last week, a meteor flared across the eastern United States, burning brightly enough to be classified a "fireball." The American Meteor Society, a organization of volunteer citizen scientists, was flooded with reports of the event...
When Meteors Streak Across The Sky, This "Fireball Coordinator" Swings Into Action

Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

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Google’s maps team today announced a minor but significant update to its Google Map Maker product: a new Activity Stream. Think of it like the Facebook News Feed or the Google+ stream just for Map Maker: it keeps you informed of changes to your neighborhood. The new Map Maker Activity...
Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

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We’ve previously written that the death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the press. However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press. Back in November, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported a whopping 4m downloads of...
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

Stop blaming Zach Braff for 'ruining' Kickstarter and indie art | Cameron Brady-Turner

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People should thank the popular TV actor for bringing so much attention to a crowdsourcing website that funds art projectsLet's be honest, the backlash against Zach Braff's new crowdsourced movie project is directed towards capitalism more than Braff himself.Last month, the former Scrubs star took the bold step of using...
Stop blaming Zach Braff for 'ruining' Kickstarter and indie art | Cameron Brady-Turner
Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping And Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court More Mobile Users

Does Your Startup Pitch Suck? Call PitchPhone And Practice

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Um, we leverage crowdsourcing and um, like, people’s social graph to like find out about new discoveries and the people and places you might find interesting. Right, OK. But what do you actually do? We tap into Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn to personalize our recommendation engine which generates the topics....
Does Your Startup Pitch Suck? Call PitchPhone And Practice

My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 043010

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From the home office on the Gulf Coast, where I just have to note that you never hear about “sunshine spills” or “wind slicks”. #1: RT @mattgaston If foursquare gets it right, they could go big. Very big! NYTimes: Linking Customer Loyalty With Social Networking http://nyti.ms/cfzclt #2: RT @TechCrunch The...
My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 043010

Crowd sourcing innovative social change http://bit.ly/9m2BMi by @p_massey #crowdsourcing

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Crowd sourcing innovative social change http://bit.ly/9m2BMi by @p_massey #crowdsourcing

Podcast: Why the internet of things is cool and how Mobiplug is helping make it happen

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The Internet of things is both a real opportunity and incredibly over-hyped. But because I love all things connected and anything having to do with chips and data I decided to start talking to people who hope to make the internet of things, not only a reality, but also an...
Podcast: Why the internet of things is cool and how Mobiplug is helping make it happen

Data analysis competition firm Kaggle launches ‘Prospect’ to better analyze oodles of information

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Kaggle is a very unique company. The firm has collected a global network of brilliant minds, who compete in contests set up by companies looking to find new correlations in their business data. For example, a car company might want to find patterns in their customers, potentially flagging the least...
Data analysis competition firm Kaggle launches ‘Prospect’ to better analyze oodles of information

When Autonomous Flying Robots Fail

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A presentation of progressively fantastical feats performed by a cadre of flying robots — jumping through hoops, collaborating with each other and playing the James Bond theme — was a huge hit at the TED conference this week. Now, see what it looked like when the “quadrotors” crashed. Yup, it’s...
When Autonomous Flying Robots Fail

Go beyond traditional social media practices

thenextweb.com
There’s no doubt that social media is the way for businesses of all sizes to directly communicate with consumers. Going beyond this interaction, social media does provides direct feedback to businesses about their products, pricing, distribution, etc. Obviously, crowdsourcing, or social innovation, can be a powerful tool, however if you’re...
Go beyond traditional social media practices
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