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The Collaborative Economy Can Help Save the Planet - SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK<br>Founder of Silicon Hills News<p>The world is getting hotter.<br>In fact, it’s supposed to rise 11 degrees fahrenheit over land by the 2060s if …

Infographic: Kickstarter vs Indiegogo

A few weeks back, two developers, Jonathan Lau and Edward Junprung, claimed that successful Kickstarter campaigns have raised more than six times …

The neverending story: Subscriptions may be the way of the crowdfunding future

Crowdfunding is growing up. It's been three and a half years since Kickstarter kickstarted the trend (see what I did there?). The first wave of …

The Untold Story Behind Kickstarter Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

See the full infographic below.A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kickstarter failures that were difficult to find because Kickstarter intentionally …

Wikileaks In A Box: SecureDrop Is WhistleBlower Communication Tool For Media

In an effort to protect government whistleblowers from unprecedented levels of surveillance, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has launched SecureDrop, an anonymous submission tool for secure communications between sources and journalists. SecureDrop accepts encrypted documents and tips from …

The sharing economy may be the first time verticals beat horizontals

All you need to see is one full tech cycle to know the company that describes itself as the, say, "Facebook but just for people who eat peanut …

SwarmLocal Offers Local Groups a Way to Organize Anonymously

Android/iOS: If you're a fan of flash mobs, or you just want to organize a get together of nearby friends quickly without posting flyers or sending a …

What could the future of collaborative consumption look like?

Thanks to a new crop of so-called collaborative consumption startups, people now have unprecedented access to other people’s homes, time and …

Get Ready for the 'Social Network of Things'

In the near future, the smartest products will connect not just to the Web but also to a whole network of people.<p>The Internet of Things, a moniker for physical object that are connected to the Web and can be controlled by your laptop or smartphone, is just the beginning.<p>According to Mark Bonchek, …

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Could Crowdsourcing for a Cure Be a Breast Cancer Game Changer?

By now, most everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s hard to miss, what with pink-ribbon events at every turn. But while …

Social Web for Good: Crowdfunding Better Communities

When the San Francisco Department of Public Health banned Virginia Ramos in June from selling the handmade tamales she'd been peddling for decades in …

The Inspiring Story Behind Watsi, Y Combinator's First Non-Profit

Watsi founder Chase Adam graced the stage at Y Combinator’s Startup School today to speak about his non-profit startup’s 999 days.<p>Two years ago, Adam says that he was on a bus traveling through a tropical country as part of the Peace Corp. He returned to San Francisco thinking that he had a …

Startup Book Publisher Unbound Raises $2M For Kickstarter For Authors Platform

Just as crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding has taken off in recent years, it was clear this model was seeping into many other areas of business. One small startup that latched onto the model was Unbound, a UK startup that worked out that if they made their authors rock stars, then the fans would …

Bitcoin’s wild ride: Baidu and Congressional shenanigans send the crypto-currency through the roof

The air is getting thin in the bitcoin market as the crypto-currency has climbed nearly 52 percent in value over the last 10 days, currently trading …

World Sharing Day celebrates collaborative consumption

Antonin Léonard hasn't had a "proper" job since April. This isn't because he lacks the relevant skills or right temperament. Quite the opposite. The 25-year-old Frenchman holds an MBA, speaks several languages and writes one of the most-read business blogs in France.<p>No, he doesn't have a …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

I spoke this past week at the LeWeb conference in London, which was a superbly well run event with a very quality production team. Kudos. The …

3 Day Trips from Chiang Mai | Paper Planes

Despite my last post being a little…questioning…I love Chiang Mai – I mean, I’ve stayed here about a year longer than I initially expected. I’m kind …