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Crowdsourcing

Stepping into the Growing 3D Printing Industry

Daniel Cowen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Huffpost Code
Daniel Cowen

The birth of the 3Doodler was created out of a shortcoming, and the need to find a solution.

The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

Narinder Singh | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Narinder Singh

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose.

Crowdsourcing Goes Further Than You'd Think

Jonathan Schilit | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Schilit

This crowd wisdom from social communities is not a new phenomenon. However, it's certainly gaining traction and acceptance.

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

The Secret Sauce to Successful Crowdsourcing Campaigns

Ivo Lukas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

We live in an age of entrepreneurial overload, after all -- how are you going to set yourself apart from all the rest?

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

Aziz Ansari Is Crowdsourcing Reddit for His New Book Modern Romance

Zola Books | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Zola Books

You may have heard that Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is writing a book on modern romance -- but did you know that you can help write it?

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

The Decentralization Of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

Danae Ringelmann | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Danae Ringelmann

Crowdfunding validates a market better than any industry studies, focus groups, investor expertise or guesswork can ever do. It enables entrepreneurs to get smarter faster by testing their pricing, features, messaging and target markets before they launch.

Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy

Stephanie Michele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days.

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The first thing I need from you is encouragement to take a bigger view of our business sector. We need to show a willingness to press traditional boundaries so we can liberate our thinking to see pockets of opportunity we may have overlooked.

3 Tricks To Getting The Most From Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

With the variety of crowdfunding platforms available, more entrepreneurs are seeking them as viable options for raising the capital necessary for starting a business. While a portion of them wind up being successful, many of them miss the simple tricks and strategies that can propel them to their initial financial goals.

The Emergence of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Although there does not appear to be an imminent risk of the nascent REC platforms supplanting longer-established sources, the convenience and predictability of REC platforms is likely to propel their proliferation.

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!

Where Will Content Come From in 2014?

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Everyone is talking about content marketing. If you are new to content marketing, you are already late to the party and have a lot of catching up to...

2014 -- The Year Innovation Finally Funnels into Your Business ?

Narinder Singh | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Narinder Singh

Lego, the legendary maker of the toy building bricks, has long been a hallmark of children's toys. Yet as the digital revolution took hold, they often struggled with the transition -- once losing over $50 million.

When the City Is a 'War Zone'

Jenny Drezin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Jenny Drezin

For many women and girls, the city is a hostile environment, to be negotiated "as delicately as a war zone." A trip down this or that street, a turn around the wrong corner can be like stepping on a landmine. Strategy, timing, and carefully planned routing can mean the difference between a normal trip, and a sudden verbal or physical explosion.

Kickstarter, the Golden Calf, and Galileo

David Sable | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
David Sable

To me it's a place where a '60s sensibility of commune meets and marries the power of the digital age. And the beauty of the Kickstarter model is that it builds on our human desire to be a part of something new and exciting.

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

The Award-Winning LGBT Book Missing Becomes the Indie Movie He Is Gone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of speaking with Gregory G. Allen and director/producer Lois Munoz Merka to learn more about their project and its journey from page to screen.

Prohibit Ashton Kutcher From Investing and 13 Other Ways To Improve The Crowdfunding Rules

Gene Marks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rules for crowdfunding the other week and, as a small business owner, I think it's ...

Crowdsourcing Design: An Interview with DesignCrowd Founder Alec Lynch

Phil Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

I've written extensively on this site and in my books about crowdsourcing. These days, you can use the wisdom of crowds to do just about anything--inc...

Why Are Web Series so Darn Short?

Rolla Selbak | Posted 12.28.2013 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

Why can't we just do what Orange Is The New Black does and make each episode an hour long? Or at least half an hour? Why can't we just write a few more pages and have the camera roll a bit longer, wouldn't it be so easy?

One Step Closer to Crowdfunding Investment

Cori Capik | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Cori Capik

Chances are, you or someone you know has given money to a crowdfunding platform. It's less likely, though, you've received anything significant from your contribution. (Unless you count that signed CD your friend released two years ago.) But now we're one step closer to making that a thing of the past.