IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Initiative Promotes Employee Innovation

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IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Rewards Employee Innovation — We take a look at an internal IBM program that makes use of crowdfunding to help Big Blue stay innovative. The initiative was first implemented during summer 2012. Since then, it’s been tried at two more offices, with potential for replication elsewhere in the firm.


Ban on General Solicitation Lifted 

The ban on general solicitation — advertising — of securities deals was lifted this week. Congress mandated the SEC to do away with the restrictions in Title II of the JOBS Act. Following months of delays, the SEC voted 4-1 to lift the ban in July. There was a two-month waiting period, before the law came into effect on Monday.

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Regulate Ridesharing Services 

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to recognize and regulate ridesharing startups like Uber, Lyft, and SideCar.

Massolution NYC 2013: CCS Thinks “Crowd Computing” Will Kill Outsourcing 

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is on the way out, argued Crowd Computing Systems’ Peter Marney onstage at last week’s Massolution NYC 2013.

University of California Tries Crowdfunding for ‘Promise for Education’ Campaign 

Finding itself in need of money to fund need-based grants and scholarships, the University of California turned to crowdfunding to attract donations.

Crowdfunding Tip of the Week: Lights, Camera, Action! It’s The Crowd Funder Show 

Crowdfunding is starting to become a more mainstream phenomenon, thinks crowdfunding consultant Rose Spinelli. She offers a few examples of news and entertainment programs that have featured the new way of raising funds.

Estate Planning For Executives Engaged In Crowdfunding: What To Do Before You Crowdfund 

Thomas Vass kicks off a 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.

Slowing Down Innovation by Increasing Relative Speed 

It’s clear that the companies that adapt to change and disruptive models are the ones that survive. At Massolution NYC 2013, Appirio’s Narinder Singh has some advice for enterprises looking to stay on top of the latest trends: slow down innovation by escalating relative speed.


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Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business, which took place at the W Hotel in midtown Manhattan this week, was a resounding success! If you weren’t able to make it to the event, here are the stories you need to read about the conference.

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.

2013CF-L’Industry Report sul Crowdfunding [Italian Version]

Questa relazione stabilisce un nuovo standard per una valutazione completa e fondata sulla realtà del settore crowdfunding, sulla base dei dati raccolti da 308 piattaforme in tutto il mondo e dell’analisi degli esperti leader del settore di massolution.