The State of Crowdfunding Worldwide

Jay Owen TV Series

crowdsourcing.orgWednesday, February 13th, 2013
Crowdfunding and the ‘Engagement Effect’ Concept — The American Institute of Architects recently engaged the research and advisory firm massolution to explore the possibilities of crowdfunding for architects. We feature some findings from the report.


The State of Crowdfunding Worldwide

A look around the world at the growth of crowdfunding, from Latin America to Europe.

Julian Assange is Now a Wikileaks Party Candidate for Office

The man behind Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for many months to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, and now he’s also running a campaign for office from there as well.

Google’s Crowdsourcing Triumphs and Fails – The Crowded Room #14

A microtasking platform that’s also about doing a little good and Google’s crowdsourcing fails and wins. Just a few of the topics in this installment of the Crowded Room with special guest Casey Armstrong from VineStove.

Proposed Qualification Exam for Crowd Investing

Draft multiple-choice examination seeks to educate and qualify new/unsophisticated investors by outlining common “risk factors” or “red flags” for online investing.

Crowdtesting: Better, Faster, Cheaper [Infographic]

Before software ever reaches the hands of the users it’s intended for, it gets tested for hours and hours in all sorts of environments and scenarios. But in the modern and increasingly decentralized enterprise, there’s an almost infinite number of variables to test for that are often beyond the capabilities of an in-house testing team. Not surprisingly, this is where the crowd can play a critical role.

Britain’s FSA Authorizes Crowdcube

The FSA, Britain’s financial regulatory body, recently authorized the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The authorization will allow investors on Crowdcube to take advantage of protections and services offered by the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Open Source Death Star: A Kickstarter with $850 Quadrillion Stretch Goals

It appears that the crowd is finally striving to be as powerful as the Galactic Empire itself. A project on Kickstarter’s UK site seeks to crowdfund the building of a real world Death Star, a plan that was rejected by the Obama administration after its own rules forced it to respond to the request that came via a crowdsourced petition.

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Lay’s Announces Crowdsourced Chip Flavor Finalists

Lay’s announced the three winners of the ‘Do Us a Flavor’ crowdsourcing campaign earlier this week. Chicken and Waffles, Cheesy Garlic Bread, and Sriracha all made it to the final round.

Ohio State Government Promoting Open Innovation

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) has been promoting innovation in the state through the Open Innovation Incentive (OII). We recently spoke with ODSA representatives to learn more about the program, and got further feedback from NineSigma, one of the companies involved with OII.

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