crowdsourcing

Can Crowdsourcing Succeed in Life Sciences?

It’s no secret that crowdsourcing has been a successful approach in many industries. Even complex and technical topics can be addressed this way; one great example is Foldit, an online game that lets regular people...

UN Crowdsources Targets for Global Development

When even the UN starts appealing to the global crowd for direction and buy-in you know the tools of communication and leadership have really begun to change. This essay in The Guardian by a UN...

CrowdMed’s Investors Bank on Crowdsourced Medical Diagnoses

Fans of Dr. Lisa Sanders's "Diagnosis" column, which invites New York Times readers to guess what's causing anonymous patients' mysterious ailments, will love the idea behind CrowdMed, a business that announced its beta launch and...

Why Big Companies Crowdsource: A Report from the Crowdopolis Conference

At this summer’s Crowdopolis conference in Los Angeles, which I organized, speakers from major brands such as eBay, Amazon, Nokia, and GE presented case studies on their company’s use of crowdsourcing. They shared best practices...

The Maker Movement: A Bottom-up Industrial Revolution?

According to Chris Anderson of the Guardian, we are entering a Third Industrial Revolution: the age of Makers. Characterized by bottom-up innovation, the Maker movement harnesses the Internet, crowdsourcing, and new manufacturing technologies to make...

Don’t Call It Crowdsourcing: Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman Brings Invention to the Masses

As he prepared for the 2007 Macworld Expo, 19-year-old inventor Ben Kaufman wondered how he could ever top the buzz his company, Mophie, had generated at the 2006 event. Instead of shooting for another iLounge...

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