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The Horizons Tracker Crowdsourcing should be done wisely, not widely | The Horizons Tracker

Fascinating discussion here with Beth Noveck at the CeDEM conference in Austria. Beth was the United States deputy chief technology officer for open …

5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013

<i>Carl Esposti is CEO of crowdsourcing advisory firm massolution.</i><p>If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, …

Misplaced Concern or a Needed Discussion? Crowdsourcing and Crises

Chicken Little is not a literary character I aspire to emulate. Yet, some of Patrick Meier’s recent tweets have me worrying not that the sky is …

Leveraging the Crowd for Disaster Management

CloudFactory is a transformation company. We transform your business processes to help you scale. We transform communities and individuals by …

How Finland’s Open Ministry Is Crowdsourcing Legislation

When citizens are given power they need hackers to help them change the government <br>I am at Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore, where I gave the opening …

Crowdsourcing

CrowdMed

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Can Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Prevent Atrocity?

Atrocity. What images and thoughts come to your mind? However you envision it in your head, it is safe to say we all feel pangs of sadness as we …

Daum: Crowdsourced legal translation site: China Law Translate

<b>Jeremy Daum, JD</b>, of the Yale Law School China Center has launched <b>a crowdsourced legal translation site called China Law Translate</b>.<p>Here is a …

Crowdsourcing Access Technology

All around the world, especially in cities where many people work in or study technology, people highly skilled in making new concepts become real …

Big data, crowdsourcing and machine learning tackle Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a very tough disease to fight. People suffering from the disease often have significant tremors that keep them from being able to …

New Online Platform for Crowdsourced Videos About Human Rights Issues

Anyone with a phone and an Internet connection can be a citizen journalist, as was made clear in the hours and days after the Boston Marathon …

Is Kickstarter Hostile To Science?

By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.<p>On July 31, Kickstarter updated its guidelines to include this sentence: "Projects cannot offer genetically …

Safecity Crowdsources India’s Sexual Assault Incidents To Highlight Danger Zones

Four Indians are exposing India’s sexual harassment hotspots via Safecity, a website for victims to anonymously report when and where they were abused. The founders hope that it could be the first step to address the cultural stigma of reporting assaults.<p>Social entrepreneurs Alsa D’Silva, Saloni …

How The UN Uses Crowdsourcing To Get Refugees What They Need

Using a system from analytics and innovation management firm Spigit, the agency launched a crowdsourcing initiative called UNHCR Ideas which …

Innovation

Crowdsourcing Sight for the Visually Impaired

A novel smartphone app is using the power of the crowd to help visually impaired individuals learn about what their immediate environment looks …

Online labor markets: Why they can't scale and the crowdsourcing solution.

I am a big proponent of outsourcing work using online labor markets. Over the last decade I outsourced hundreds of projects, ranging from simple data …

New report on crowdsourcing in government

The growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems has been inspired by similar efforts in …

Crowdsourcing the UK Constitution

<i>Over the last couple of weeks the London School of Economics has experimented with crowdsourcing a constitution for the UK using Loomio. Jack Bailey</i> …

The Horizons Tracker Paper explores the motivations behind collaboration | The Horizons Tracker

As open innovation and crowdsourcing has boomed, so to have the number of studies exploring what motivates people to participate in such projects. In …

Crowdfunding still has a trust problem

How do you trust a platform that promotes mind-reading pet gadgets?<p>The Danny DeVito to Kickstarter's Arnold Schwarzenegger, Indiegogo has been the perpetual second player in online crowdfunding. Second is no bad place to be in a rapidly expanding market, however, and Indiegogo has managed to …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

Brazil

Why Cities Must Allow Us to Love and Leave our Cars

I love cars. As a teenager, I had twin subscriptions to <i>Car & Driver</i> and <i>Road & Track</i>. My chief school-bus skill was the ability to name the make and …

RelayRides Rents Your Car to Facebook Friends

Peer-to-peer car-sharing service RelayRides is going social, enabling users to rent a car through Facebook by harnessing their social network.<p>In a …

RelayRides expands peer-to-peer car-rental service with free airport parking

RelayRides Launches Airport Parking And Car-Sharing Service

RelayRides is launching a new airport parking and car sharing service, after recently launching car sharing at airports.<p>The move brings it into direct competition with Y Combinator startup FlightCar, which also provides a peer-to-peer parking and car sharing service.<p>Moving into airports makes sense …

RelayRides Brings Its Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals to the Airport

<b>Correction</b>: A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that drivers dropping their cars at SFO could make money from the rental of their car.<p>…

We Tried Out The French Electric Car-Sharing Service That's On Its Way To The US

Inaugurated in December 2011, Autolib' offers its more than 65,000 members a fleet of nearly 2,000 electric Bolloré cars, for an affordable price.<p>And now the system is coming to the United States: The Bolloré Group announced in June it will bring 500 electric cars (likely the Ford Focus Electric or …

Electric Vehicles