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RT @zittrain A convergence of MD crowdsourcing with local hospital's MD heroes has helped to pinpoint mystery illness --http://bit.ly/a0A6mN

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RT @zittrain A convergence of MD crowdsourcing with local hospital's MD heroes has helped to pinpoint mystery illness --http://bit.ly/a0A6mN
Sweden boasts the world's fastest 4G speeds; US ranks a lowly 8th
Crowdfunding nearly doubled last year with 1M successful campaigns

Talk point: what's blocking access to contraception?

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Crowdsourcing: Ahead of the London family planning summit, share your views on the practical – and political – challenges to expanding access to contraception globally, and where you liveOn 11 July, world leaders will descend on London for a global summit on family planning, aiming to raise "unprecedented political commitment...
Talk point: what's blocking access to contraception?
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
Senator Brown: The time to act on crowdsourcing bill is now

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

CrowdConf 2012: customers take the stage October 23

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This sponsored post is produced by CrowdConf 2012.  Most would agree that crowdsourcing is more than a buzzword or a trend; it’s a proven scalable business solution that’s disrupting the way work is done. But just three years ago, when we launched CrowdConf, we could hardly find a single...
CrowdConf 2012: customers take the stage October 23
Crowdsourced Flight Finder FlightFox Grabs $800K In Angel Funding, Joins YC’s Latest Batch

Erotic Novel '50 Shades Of Grey,' Fan Fiction And Copyright

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel that started out as Twilight fan fiction and that will now be re-published by Random House’s Vintage, raises interesting questions about crowdsourcing and copyright. Vintage paid seven figures to republish E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, which was first published in...
Erotic Novel '50 Shades Of Grey,' Fan Fiction And Copyright
Car Sourcing: BMW Teams with Local Motors

TED Tech Preview: Robots, Crowdsourcing and Bill Nye

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Please excuse the #humblebrag for a second, but little old me is somehow headed to the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif. this week, and I’ll be reporting on it here for AllThingsD. As will Kara Swisher, who’s been going to TED since the dawn of time — check out...
TED Tech Preview: Robots, Crowdsourcing and Bill Nye

Call-in show: Why the "I'm leaving iPhone" trend?

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It’s another edition of the weekly call-in show where we answer your tech questions. We start off the show with some commentary on phone unlocking and then move on to listener questions about OTT services, Android switchers and Samsung’s influence on Android. To be a part of the show, just...
Call-in show: Why the "I'm leaving iPhone" trend?

Games Get a Kickstart

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Crowdsourcing site enables fans and friends to finance development of the next chapter of favorite but stalled games....
Games Get a Kickstart

Clay Christensen: First the media gets disrupted, then comes the education industry

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Clay Christensen literally wrote the book on disruption, so it’s worth paying attention to him when he talks about where the disruption fuelled by the web is going to strike next. The Harvard business professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma spoke to Jeff Howe — the Wired writer who...
Clay Christensen: First the media gets disrupted, then comes the education industry

Volunteer translators flock to crowdsource the first Arabic tech and social media dictionary

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Crowdsourcing work has begun to translate thousands of Web and technology-related terms to Arabic, as part of a volunteer-led project to create a ‘Web 2.0 dictionary’ in the language. As we reported earlier this year, the plan here is to introduce what it is claimed will be the first Arabic technology...
Volunteer translators flock to crowdsource the first Arabic tech and social media dictionary

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

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
4chan strikes out in its attempt to crowdsource Boston Marathon bombing investigation
7 logos that should have been crowdsourced

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

Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here

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The U.S. House of Representatives just released its own version of a high-skilled immigration reform bill and is actively seeking input through the collective IQ of the Internet. House Oversight Chairman and one of our Most Innovative People in Democracy, Darrell Issa, has placed the Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants And Lifting...
Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here

Beneficiaries-led development: can assistance be crowdsourced?

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Participatory methods aren't new, but could new ICT tools make them more effective? Join the debate, Thursday 21 FebruaryThe development agenda is being discussed more widely than ever. With consultation platforms such as the Overseas Development Institute's My World survey and the post-2015.org website, there's no shortage of space for...
Beneficiaries-led development: can assistance be crowdsourced?

Go beyond traditional social media practices

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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

TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

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If you’ve ever had to transfer money from one currency to another, you know that it can be a frustratingly pricey business. Now a new company, TransferWise, has raised seed funding totaling $1.3 million to tackle that problem. TransferWise describes itself as the “Skype of money transfer” because it allows...
TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

Traitperception wins Bizcamp Tel Aviv competition to head to DLD Festival in Israel

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The winner of the first Bizcamp Tel Aviv competition was announced last night at the Google Campus in East London. Juan Cartagena of Traitperception accepted his prize of a trip to Tel Aviv to attend the DLD Festival and of course meet mentors in Israel. Four finalists were gathered at...
Traitperception wins Bizcamp Tel Aviv competition to head to DLD Festival in Israel

Dog-related startup seeks funding, Andreessen Horowitz bites

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Another big-time Silicon Valley name has been linked to SoCal’s premier incubator, Science. The über VCs at Andreessen Horowitz have just invested in DogVacay, a sort of Airbnb for pets whose owners need to get out of town. The startup took a $1 million seed round from First Round...
Dog-related startup seeks funding, Andreessen Horowitz bites
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