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Fast-Growing Startup Challenges the Legal System: An Interview with PeopleClaim's Mark Deuitch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Mike Ragogna

An Interview with Mark Deuitch, Founder and CEO of PeopleClaim.com Mike Ragogna: Mark, tell us about PeopleClaim.com. What's its goal? Mark Deui...

3 Ways to Use CrowdFunding for Market Research

Steve Olenski | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Steve Olenski

An unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign may seem devastating. Ostensibly, if you didn't reach or exceed your funding goal, you can safely assume that what you offered didn't fit a specific need or wasn't good enough to warrant public funding; or simply that your campaign didn't spread to enough pockets.

Promoting Malala's Vision for Youth Through Global Dignity Day

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

Given the widespread use of social media and text messaging, one of the most common themes being discussed is bullying, where at least half of teens worldwide have been bullied online in the last few years.

Can Crowdsourcing Play A Role In Preventing Suicide?

Robert R. Morris | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert R. Morris

Established therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can address distorted, negative thinking and can be extremely effective for disorders like depression and anxiety. But the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. New innovations are sorely needed to fill the gaps, not to replace existing models of treatment, but to extend basic practices of mental well-being to the general public.

In New Hollywood, Lines Blur Between Filmmakers and Viewers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

As young filmmakers lay siege to Hollywood and indie films gather steam against the studio system, the line between creators and consumers begins to blur.

Crowdsourcing Human Rights

Faisal Al Mutar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Faisal Al Mutar

Whenever someone mentions the internet and social media, generally people think of pictures of cats, selfies, and food. But the Internet can do so much more. It has become a central tool in the struggle for human rights.

Startup Accelerator Applying Multisided Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Identifying and attracting potential startup firms has so far been a game of chance, with far too much money chasing far too few opportunities. Thos...

How Deadspin Can Maximize Its Innovative Effort to Collect Police Shooting Data

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.

Design in Startups from the Get-Go

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

There has never been a better time to start a company since there is an abundance of capital, talent and growth rate. The rules of game have changed from a "make and sell" mentality to "how fast can one turn ideas/knowledge."

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Move the Crowd

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Savas Abadsidis

Ever since Zack Brown raised over $50K for his potato salad recipe on Kickstarter, the world has tried to make heads or tails over what the winning formula for a successful crowd sourcing campaign should entail. Enter Dekker Dreyer.

5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

Viral Hoax Garners Thousands in Sympathy Funds Online

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Even though I know I can't believe everything I read or see online, sometimes I still do. But there are people who use lies and deception with unclear motives on the Internet.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

DIBS: The Next Broad City

Jarryd Willis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Jarryd Willis

As we all wait for season two of Broad City we have a few options for how to cope. We could sit in a dark room and cry, try to invent a time machine, or fall in love with a new series. If you chose the latter, DIBS is the best cure for Broad City withdrawals.

Crowdsourcing Is Killing Your Copy

Megan Atkinson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Megan Atkinson

The words you use to inspire the masses, influence change, and shake the world by its shoulders need to be YOUR words spoken in YOUR voice reinforcing YOUR message.

The Anatomy of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Joe Boyd | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Joe Boyd

After a successful one-man show in Cincinnati in April we wanted to take that show on a national tour and put up four new shows over the next year. So we went for it. Here's why I think it has worked.

Richmond REALLY Loves The Foo Fighters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

The folks of Richmond, Virginia -- and most certainly the surrounding DMV area -- have upped the ante on what it means to be a Foo Fighters fan. Led b...

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

Police Use New Tool To Source Crowds For Evidence

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking ...

Stepping into the Growing 3D Printing Industry

Daniel Cowen | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Schilit

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