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Crowdsourcing

Lessons From Crowdsourcing the Boston Marathon Bombings Investigation

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Tarun Wadhwa

We now live in a world where information moves faster than we can assess its value... this is especially true in times of panic, disaster, and crisis.

Timothy Stenovec

Former FBI Official Weighs In On Crowdsourcing

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.19.2013 | Technology

We don’t yet know whether the images of the two men now accused of detonating deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon were gleaned through modern data m...

Crowdsourcing: Online Dating for Business?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.16.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Entrepreneurs are known for figuring out solutions to every problem or obstacle in their way, however the one major issue that still holds most entrepreneurs back is money.

Crowdfunding Hate: Indiegogo Profits From Anti-Muslim Campaign

Nathan Lean | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Among those partaking in Indiegogo's services is the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. They are using the platform to raise money for another batch of anti-Muslim ads.

Shift Happens: Social Impact of Crowdfunding and Why You Matter

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Crowdfunding has fulfilled the need of fairness and compassion in our debt-ridden society, confirming that everyone can make a difference.

On Kickstarter Etiquette and Crowd-Funding Fatigue

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Randi Zuckerberg

Lately, I've heard many people complain that they feel inundated by Kickstarter requests. Rather than a platform to support creative visionaries, it's become just another way to hit people up for money.

The 5 Ways Local Motors Built an Online Community

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I'm continuing my conversation with Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, the open-source automotive design company. Here, Jay shares how he builds and engages his 30,000-person crowd.

WATCH: This Couple Let Strangers Plan Their Wedding

Posted 04.10.2013 | Weddings

There was nothing not to "like" at this couple's dream wedding. Briana Hainley and Jason Schnitzer married Sunday in Brides magazine's first "Live...

How to Turn $10 into $5,000 in Less Than One Month!

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

It is a feeling of unbelievable joy. We have all felt it, at one time or another. For me, it is at its most palpable in a concert or a sports event wi...

Crowdfunding Is More Than a New Source of Capital

Shaun Abrahamson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Shaun Abrahamson

How much can you reduce content marketing risk if your community can help come up with ideas to test? Or how might your crowd expand your network to reach early reference accounts or influential customers?

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

Would You Make Deliveries For Walmart?

Reuters | Alistair Barr and Jessica Wohl | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a ...

Can You Even Crowdsource the Design of a Car?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

We know crowds can raise billions of dollars, create Wikipedia, and even design and build small autonomous drones. But how about something large and complex like designing a new car, and maybe someday even a spaceship?

Conceiving a Socially Conscious Enterprise? Consider This

Neil Parmar | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Curious about what youth-driven, socially conscious ventures might get hatched tomorrow?

Impact Sourcing: Making Good on the Promise of a Flat World

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Leila Chirayath Janah

Though emerging markets like India had seen income increases for those at the cusp of poverty, not much had changed for people at the very bottom. Impact sourcing distributes wealth using the mechanism of the market.

Crowd Control: TopCoder's 3 Steps to Building Community

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

I spoke with founder Jack Hughes, who filled me in on TopCoder's humble beginnings at a picnic table, and the way the company approaches its innovative contest-driven, gamified, crowdsourcing solutions.

Will Veronica Mars Change Hollywood?

Lisa Diggs | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Lisa Diggs

While the eyes of the world were fixed upon Rome and the selection of a new Pope, thanks to Kickstarter an amazing little revolution was simultaneously taking place in Hollywood.

Microtasks: An Unlikely Legacy of Benjamin Franklin

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

We have the opportunity and means to apply microtasking to enrich our lives, our cultures and build better societies. As it was in the case of Benjamin Franklin, success is ours: people just need the right leaders, tools and incentives to motivate them to act.

On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Will Surpass the VC industry

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?

Creating a Company Without Employees: Philip Rosedale on Coffee and Power and the Future of Entrepreneurship

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, gave me a glimpse of his newest startup, called Coffee and Power, as well as his vision of the future of companies. A future where workers were far more independent and far more efficient.

We Need Each Other!

Ronit Herzfeld | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Ronit Herzfeld

There are hundreds of thousands of us who feel this energetic drive to bring into our world a new way of being and relating.

5 Steps to Cutting Costs Through Open Source: DIY Drones

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

I asked DIY Drones founder Chris Anderson to outline how a community can reduce the cost of product development by one or two orders of magnitude -- what are the advantages and pitfalls. Here's Anderson's list of five areas to keep in mind.

Crowdsourcing: The Missing Link in Manufacturing Innovation

Brad Wiandt | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Brad Wiandt

American manufacturing will grow again when new products emerge as our key differentiator and competitive edge. To achieve this, we need products dreamt up by people in the field, people who know the pain points and opportunities firsthand. Crowdsourcing may be the key.

Can You Use Facebook? You've Got a Job in Kathmandu on the New Cloud Factory

Kyle Knight | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Kyle Knight

Can you use Facebook? Then you can work for CloudFactory Ltd., a company located half a world away in Kathmandu that may soon find itself in the unlikely role of one of Nepal's biggest private employers.

The DIY Revolution -- How to Remove 99 Percent of the Cost from Your Product

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Chris Anderson started the DIY Drones community fueled by his enthusiasm around what he had discovered and what he hoped to do. Chief among his learning on making the community work was his willingness to be open, authentic and intimate.