Duolingo Community Now Translating CNN, BuzzFeed Articles — Crowdsourcing translation and language learning company Duolingo announced this week that it’s partnering up with media outlets CNN and BuzzFeed to translate content into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. We take a look at Duolingo’s big news, and explain why it’s a major development for crowdsourcing.
It’s clearly been a very busy week for Luis von Ahn’s Duolingo. In addition to Monday’s big announcement, the crowdsourced language learning company launched an ‘incubator’ last week that asks the crowd to help create lesson plans for new languages.
One of the things that can get speeding Muscovites to slow down, thinks the creative agency Hungry Boys, is a gruesome car wreck. So the agency is asking the crowd to help find the best spots to place destroyed vehicles for its ‘Crush the Speed’ campaign.
Thomas Vass concludes his series of articles aimed at company executives considering crowdfunding investments. Ever interested in the details, Vass’ series focuses on how crowdfunding affects estate settlement plans for owners of closely-held companies.
Harness the Crowd is a great source for campaign owners who want the best advice about raising money on crowdfunding platforms. Recently, the team behind Harness the Crowd put out an ebook as a ‘practical guide to crowdfunding.’ Is it worth its (relatively low) price? Read on to find out.
OpenStreetMap-powered MapBox announced this morning a $10 million Series A raise from VC firm FoundryGroup. MapBox had previously been bootstrapped, though it did win grants from the Knight Foundation totaling $649,000. The company used those funds to develop a new map editor for OpenStreetMaps.
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.
At Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business, the crowdsourcingconference we hosted in midtown Manhattan last week, we heard from dozens of companies and thought leaders about how the crowd is transforming the business ecosystem for major enterprises. If you couldn’t make it to the conference, check out these presentations to see what you missed!