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Business Management: A Smarter Approach to Product Strategy

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Instead of attempting to project so far out with ambitious designs, consider releasing more limited versions of your product in waves over the course of the same time period. That way, consumers can have access to the product sooner rather than later.

How to Create an Amazing Crowdfunding Pitch

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Thanks to the Pebble E-Paper Watch's recent $10 million record-breaking fundraising effort, and similar online ventures, crowdfunding has recently exp...

(Video) Dublin's 'Storyful,' Curating Crowd-Sourced News from Damascus to Aurora for The New York Times, Bloomberg, YouTube and others

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -   Dublin-based Storyful, a new  sort of "wire service" which authenticates and curates "crowd-sourced" journalism for big ...

TechScape: Turning On the Crowdsourcing Spigit

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I'm going to make a prediction, right here; right now: This crowdsourcing phenomenon is just getting started and Yammer is just the beginning of what is sure to be a clown-car chase for the best companies in this sector.

Digg'ing Its Own Grave

Joe Newman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Technology
Joe Newman

Remember Digg? Just a couple years ago, it was a major player in crowd-sourced news. Getting a link on the the site's front page meant tons of traffic. Nowadays? Not so much.

Young People Are Shaping a New Era of Global Citizenship for Solidarity and Social Justice

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

Approximately 5,000 young people from all around have come together to help UNAIDS develop its strategy for engagement with youth. Using a crowdsourcing approach, they have produced a set of recommendations for how to move the agenda on HIV and young people forward.

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

Crime-Fighting App Makes Big Brother Bigger

Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Smile! You're on a crowdsourced, crime-fighting camera. Britain's police force has unveiled a new app titled "Facewatch" that aims to empower anyon...

Uncertain Beginning to A Perfect Ending: Crowdsourcing Film

Cathy Brooks | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Cathy Brooks

Their already sparse independent filmmaker resources were stretched, and Conn's response to Bader's comment came in the form of a pained groan; but she listened to Bader's idea -- and she liked it. One week later Conn presented Bader with a package. It was a first draft of the film.

Can Science Be Crowd-Sourced?

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

Citizen science is new territory for us all -- scientists and citizens -- and the possibilities for success are legion. But we must think very carefully about where the boundaries should be. What is clear is that there must be boundaries, and that is a truth we don't need to crowd-source.

Kickstarter For Authors: Seth Godin Is Crowdfunding New Book

Jim Kukral | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Jim Kukral

Most authors don't have a massive platform and brand awareness. Therefore, it makes it extra difficult to obtain a traditional publishing contract where you would get paid a "signing bonus" to write your book. But crowdfunding can change all that.

Help Us Track How Politicians Target Voters

ProPublica | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
ProPublica

Today, we are relaunching the Message Machine, and expanding it from handling just one mailing to handling every email from all of the campaigns in the 2012 election. It will seek a broad understanding in real time of the new and sophisticated ways modern campaigns are targeting voters.

The Arab World and the Media's Symbiotic Revolutions

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 07.29.2012 | Media
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

There has been much speculation as to how central a role social media has played in catalyzing the Arab Revolution or the Global Occupy Movement. But little has been discussed about its role in spurring the media revolution.

A New Way To Make Money From Old Books?

Posted 05.21.2012 | Books

Unglue.it is a new website that launched on Thursday with a unique proposition: it wants people to come together and pay copyright holders to release ...

Crowdfunding, a Burgeoning Phenomenon to Raise Money for Some Enterprises and Nonprofits

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Kiki Karpus invests in start-ups and emerging businesses -- well, sort of. Instead of choosing the companies based upon the likelihood of their succes...

Patients' Voices Are Changing Medical Devices

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Traditionally pharma and medical device companies design health tools for health care professionals and in clinical settings. What's been missing is any thought about the end user: the patient.

Enabling Anyone, Anywhere to Help Mothers Globally With Samahope

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

This Mother's Day, we are offering cards on our site to fund surgeries for women in need. In honor of mothers all over the world who work hard to take care of their families each day, Samahope enables anyone to give the gift of saving a woman's life.

Observations From the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Fan-Funded Feature Films Established Their Presence

Steven C. Beer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Steven C. Beer

As the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival closed with several successful fan-funded films, we can only expect to see an increase of crowdfunded films at next year's festival.

Four Reasons You Should Use Crowdsourcing

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Ramon Nuez

How many times have you said it? How many times have you said -- "only if I had two more people," "only if I had a bigger budget," "only if I had mor...

Coachella: Crowd vs. Community -- What Is the Difference?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Amanda Slavin

With a strong foundation, a solid team, a concept and support system in place that is driven by a soul, a crowd can become an opportunity to bound together individuals in a positive way.

JOBS Act: The Winners And Losers

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

This pending law is a game-changer for the biggest risk-takers in American Capitalism: the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs by starting and growing companies and the investors who provide them with the financial resources to do so. I'm one of the winners of this bill -- but that doesn't mean I'm not attuned to the losers.

Watch: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

As I lie on my back, felled by the SXSW flu, I bring you another week of social media learning. We wrap up the hot topics at SXSW Interactive -- such as the rise of citizen journalism -- and take a look at crowdsourcing.

Should Governments Crowdsource Science Research Funding?

Mark Drapeau | Posted 05.14.2012 | Science
Mark Drapeau

Why are private companies like Petridish and Fundageek providing platforms for crowdsourcing research, while agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation aren't?

Democracy and Smart Mobs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

In our age, the advent of social networks and the transparency of shared networks challenge all hierarchies from monopoly of the mainstream media to professional knowledge protected by credentials, such as doctors, to dictators protected by force.

Crowdsourcing Creativity -- Is This Any Way to Get Ahead?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Russell C. Smith

One of the ways people and companies have altered the rules of the online marketplace is by embracing the practice of crowdsourcing creativity, often with questionable results.