In a blog post published earlier this week, Uber introduced the new UberRUSH, a courier service. For now, the service is limited to parts of Manhattan, though if it works there, the company may consider rolling out the feature in more cities.
Indiegogo announced yesterday that it’s beginning to roll out a website redesign, which features a new logo. The dynamic logo will showcase campaigns that the platform has hosted; every time a user refreshes the page, a new campaign will be featured.
Kickstarter released its Q1 funding totals last week, showing that the company raised $112 million in the January – March period. That’s not a bad tally, but it puts the company on pace for $448 million raised for the year, less than 2013’s $480 million mark.
Ines Maione of clickworker, a crowdsourcing firm based in Germany, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing is being used in the tourism sector, and how her company is helping to connect tourism companies with the crowd.
Crowdsourcing is helping to drive a torrent of new ideas, as companies now have much better access to ideas and employees outside of their organization. But crowdsourcing itself is an innovation on outsourcing, one that’s unprecedented in the way it affects businesses that make use of the model.
Crowdfunding has been warmly embraced by entrepreneurs and project creators who need extra cash to make their dreams come true. But crowdfunding can also be a great benefit for enterprises, thinks CommunityLeader CEO Joseph Barisonzi.
Yannig Roth began to list all the creative crowdsourcing initiatives he could find, applied to Interbrand’s ranking of the 100 Best Global Brands. The result was this living post on his blog, which he’s given us permission to re-post here.
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!