Ride-sharing and carpooling have been popular under the sharing economy slice. Uber popularized it, spawning to various ridesharing apps to monetization strategies worldwide to big brands such as Audi, Ford and BMW jumping on the bandwagon with a custom sharing business model. But wait, there’s more. There’s a new kid on the sharing economy block. Read more
May the “fourth” be with you! As we celebrate America’s Independence Day, we also couldn’t take our eyes off with what’s happening in the crowdsourcing space. Beyond the fireworks, parties and on the other side of the world, the Greek financial crisis, here is a curated weekly roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces Read more
The speaker line-up for CSW Europe 2015 just got even more interesting. We are proud to present 5 more innovators ready to bring cutting edge information on crowd economy applications to the stage in Brussels, October 19-23. Take a peek into their bios and the topics they will highlight.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Solving Delivery!” – Ari Kestin, CEO, NimberA passionate manager Read more
All eyes are on Greece’s financial crisis — and on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform.  Can collective action of world citizens bail a country out of debt? Thom Feeney, a marketing manager based in UK, got the ball rolling on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, believing he would be able to raise funds to help Greece for bail out. Read more
We are exposed to a myriad of news and updates worldwide. As the crowd becomes more involved in providing information, adopting that ‘upload mindset’ coined by Will Merritt of Zooppa, access to all kinds of data is a few taps and clicks away. Other readers even use news aggregator apps like Pocket, Pulse, Flipboard, and Reverb and Read more
There’s always something to look forward to in the crowd economy every day. It’s never boring. From Google that announced its new crowdsourcing platform for journalists and entrepreneurs to Ford’s new peer-to-peer car sharing venture, and then Uber’s plans in China, and many more; the surplus of information, particularly with big brands jumping on the Read more

Europe in the New Economy

Thursday, 25 June 2015 by
This is a guest post by Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Principal Administrator at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Two strong trends are emerging in the western world that, at first glance, appear contradictory: on the one hand, we have what is known as individual empowerment, and on the other, the collaborative economy.Individuals in Europe Read more
When asked where can we use crowdsourcing, the answer is simple. Anything. Gaming is becoming a popular application for crowdsourcing that is gaining traction as serious gamers want more than to just play the game. Well, you won’t just be playing the Super Mario Game but designing the game levels by yourself. Nintendo announced last week Read more
In the CSW Global 2015 conference, one of the so many “quotable” and “tweetable” insights that were strikingly true today: “Crowdsourcing… this is not just in Silicon Valley… it’s a global movement,” Sean Moffitt said. And as you read this curated weekly roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy Read more
What makes these 7 European countries unique? What is this “crowd economy” that we are talking about? A New Paradigm: 14 parts of the Crowd Economy Landscape tells us that the sharing economy is actually a subsect of the crowd economy umbrella. The crowd economy, as Priti Ambani, CSW Global Media Director puts it, “also signifies the Read more
  BNP Paribas Fortis to support CSW Europe 2015 as the conference will provide an in-depth look into Europe’s collaborative futureCrowdsourcing Week (CSW)’s European flagship conference will take place in Brussels, Capital of Europe at Chancellery Auditorium (1 Rue de la Chancellerie) and Co.Station (Place Sainte Gudule),  from 19 to 23 October 2015. The weeklong conference will Read more
Every week there’s always something to look forward to on the crowdsourcing space. Definitely, we are living in the most exciting times. So here’s a curated weekly roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy. Read what cities and governments expect from sharing economy, PWC’s crowdsourcing innovation, Google’s quest on Read more
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