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Plus Pool: The Crowd’s Push to Transform NYC’s East River — Plus Pool is a civic initiative (and crowdfunding campaign) to install a floating pool in the East River. If it succeeds, Plus Pool would not only provide a safe, surreal place for New Yorkers to swim, but also clean a half-million gallons of river water daily.

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Duolingo, Crowdsourced Translation Service, Launches iPad App 

Duolingo, Luis von Ahn’s free language learning app that doubles as a crowdsourced translation service, is now available on the iPad, the company announced last week.

First Equity Crowdfunding Project in Chile Raises $135,000 

Recently, we learned of an equity crowdfunding project that took place on the Chilean platform Broota; it is, to our knowledge, the first successful equity raise in the country, and one of the first in the entire region. To find out more about the successful raise, Broota, and Chilean crowdfunding in general, we reached out to Jose Berrios, the platform’s co-founder and CTO.

Crowdsourcing Week 2013 Singapore [Infographic] 

Crowdsourcing.org collaborated with the team behind Crowdsourcing Week to cover the five-day curated global event on crowdsourcing, open innovation, and crowdfunding that took place in Singapore June 3-7, 2013. The conference was a resounding success, and the Crowdsourcing Week team put together the following infographic showing some of the stats around the event.

A Look at Italy’s Recent Crowdfunding Legislation [Part I] 

Last week, Italy became the first country to create a set of laws around regulating equity crowdfunding. To find out what the laws do and do not allow, we got in touch once again with twintangibles’ Daniela Castrataro, who was kind enough to answer our questions.

Deutsche Telekom’s Internal Crowdsourcing 

Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s biggest telecommunications company, had a challenge: it wanted to accumulate the wisdom and experience of their employees, who are scattered across different locations, and derive key performance indicators from this data — so the company turned to social forecasting.

SEC Lifts the Ban on General Solicitation: In Depth with Ellenoff 

We speak with Douglas Ellenoff, partner at the law firm Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole, about last week’s SEC ruling to lift the ban on general solicitation of private securities deals.

Crowdfunding Tip of the Week: Faveoly Takes Your Campaign Across the Globe 

Rose Spinelli, a crowdfunding consultant who runs The Crowdfundamentals, writes in with her latest Tip of the Week, a series exclusive to Crowdsourcing.org. Check out her advice on how to make your project go global.

 

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Italy’s New Crowdfunding Law, Explained [Part II]

Last week, Italy became the first country to create a set of laws around regulating equity crowdfunding. We continue our conversation with twintangibles’ Daniela Castrataro to find out what the laws do and do not allow. In this half, we talk about the “tag-along right” and reactions to the law, among other topics.

2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report

Massolution recently published the 2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report. It is a definitive guide to available crowdfunding software and solutions providers. This report will guide you to the choices for building the platform you want, whether it is for donations, rewards, lending, equity, or royalty; whether it is a new site, an addition to an existing one, or a single campaign; whether you do it yourself or hire a provider.

Broota’s Jose Berrios on Equity Crowdfunding in Chile

An equity crowdfunding project recently took place on the Chilean platform Broota; it is, to our knowledge, the first successful equity raise in the country, and one of the first in the entire region. We continue our discussion with Jose Berrios, the platform’s co-founder and CTO, to find out more about the successful raise and Chilean crowdfunding in general.

 

 

 

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