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Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies

A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

Posted at 10:47am and tagged with: innovation, crowdsourcing, prizes,.

Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies



A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies

A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

Posted at 8:24am and tagged with: innovation, crowdsourcing, prizes,.

Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies



A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies

A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

Posted at 5:39pm and tagged with: innovation, crowdsourcing, prizes,.

Beyond X PRIZE: The 10 Best Crowdsourcing Tools and Technologies



A guest post on the Tim Ferriss blog by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

Full Story: Tim Ferris

23 Unusual Ways to Apply Crowdfunding | World Future Society
wfs.org

Novem­ber 2009 was when Michael Migliozzi and Brian Fla­tow start­ed a web­site called BuyaBeerCompany.com who’s lofty goal was to buy the ail­ing cen­tu­ry old Pabst Blue Rib­bon beer com­pa­ny. In less than two years, work­ing to match the $300…

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: tech, crowdsourcing, technology,.


23 Unusual Ways to Apply Crowdfunding | World Future Societywfs.org
Novem­ber 2009 was when Michael Migliozzi and Brian Fla­tow start­ed a web­site called BuyaBeerCompany.com who’s lofty goal was to buy the ail­ing cen­tu­ry old Pabst Blue Rib­bon beer com­pa­ny. In less than two years, work­ing to match the $300…

A Safer Humanitarian Air Drop, Courtesy Of Crowdsourcing And The Air Force

 

Dropping those pallets of water and food out of planes isn’t as easy as it looks. But through the wisdom of crowds (and one smart Dutchman), now we can get aid to people after disasters quite a bit easier.

Full Story: Fastcoexist

Posted at 8:27am and tagged with: crowdsourcing,.

A Safer Humanitarian Air Drop, Courtesy Of Crowdsourcing And The Air Force


 

Dropping those pallets of water and food out of planes isn’t as easy as it looks. But through the wisdom of crowds (and one smart Dutchman), now we can get aid to people after disasters quite a bit easier.

Full Story: Fastcoexist

Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation, and the Future of Sustainable Cities

The idea of fixing Detroit—or any other city in desperate need of revitalization—is overwhelming, to say the least. And legions have tried, with various levels of success.

What if you could harness the best and brightest ideas from around the world?

That was the mission of a recent crowdsourcing exercise put forth by IDEO, the iconic design firm, and Steelcase, the Michigan-based producer of workplace furnishings and solutions. By itself, it is simply one inspiring story, but it’s also a prototype for all that’s possible in creating a more 

Full Story: GreenBiz

Posted at 8:34pm and tagged with: innovation, opensource, crowdsourcing, innovation,.

Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation, and the Future of Sustainable Cities



The idea of fixing Detroit—or any other city in desperate need of revitalization—is overwhelming, to say the least. And legions have tried, with various levels of success.
What if you could harness the best and brightest ideas from around the world?
That was the mission of a recent crowdsourcing exercise put forth by IDEO, the iconic design firm, and Steelcase, the Michigan-based producer of workplace furnishings and solutions. By itself, it is simply one inspiring story, but it’s also a prototype for all that’s possible in creating a more 


Full Story: GreenBiz

Levi’s uses Instagram to crowdsource stars of next campaign


Levi’s is to launch a global casting call for its 2012 brand campaign using photo-sharing app Instagram.

The brand is testing out crowdsourcing via the app, which now has 15m users and recently saw US President Barack Obama sign up.

Full Story: econsultancy

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: crowdsourcing, tech, technology,.

Levi’s uses Instagram to crowdsource stars of next campaign


Levi’s is to launch a global casting call for its 2012 brand campaign using photo-sharing app Instagram.
The brand is testing out crowdsourcing via the app, which now has 15m users and recently saw US President Barack Obama sign up.
Full Story: econsultancy

Why cloud could make crowdsourcing the norm for scientists

If you’re tired of hearing about cloud computing and big data, you might want to wear earplugs for the next year or so. These two trends are only going to get hotter, in large part because they’re also becoming ideal bedfellows. This is especially true in the world of science, where the cloud provides an ideal platform for crowdsourcing scientific problems across the whole world of researchers, giving them access to data sets and the computing resources to analyze them.

Full Story: GigaOm

Posted at 8:34pm and tagged with: crowdsourcing, science, resaerch, data, tech, technology,.

Why cloud could make crowdsourcing the norm for scientists

If you’re tired of hearing about cloud computing and big data, you might want to wear earplugs for the next year or so. These two trends are only going to get hotter, in large part because they’re also becoming ideal bedfellows. This is especially true in the world of science, where the cloud provides an ideal platform for crowdsourcing scientific problems across the whole world of researchers, giving them access to data sets and the computing resources to analyze them.

Full Story: GigaOm

whitneymcn:

This is mindblowing from a wide variety of perspectives, so I’ll just pick one:

Remember when Kickstarter hit 1MM backers a couple of months ago, and it was pointed by (first by @garychou, I believe) that the money pledged by Kickstarter backers was approaching 65% of the NEA’s annual budget? 

Well consider this: the Sundance Institute itself received NEA grants totaling $180,000 in 2011. The 14 Kickstarter-supported films appearing at Sundance received more than $370,000 from Kickstarter backers in 2011.

It’s not an apples-to-anything comparison, but it’s incredible nonetheless.

(Source: david)

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: crowdsourcing, media,.

kickstarter:

You might want to grab your glasses, because the latest issue of Businessweek comes with one hell of an infographic. They break down the 8.8 million dollars that was pledged on Kickstarter in September by category and amount raised. Fancy!

Posted at 8:03am and tagged with: Crowdsourcing, Visualisation, Technology,.

kickstarter:

You might want to grab your glasses, because the latest issue of Businessweek comes with one hell of an infographic. They break down the 8.8 million dollars that was pledged on Kickstarter in September by category and amount raised. Fancy!