The city of Copenhagen is making a public call to citizens, companies and government to make the transition to the new, connected and inclusive economy. With many great cities in the running, it is no mean feat that Copenhagen nabbed the top spot, for two years in a row, as Fast Company’s most innovative city Read more

The Humanification of Everything

Thursday, 14 August 2014 by
Scores of platform and businesses have adopted the Uber model to disrupt verticals that relied on old models of stocking up commodities, employees or services. They are now looking to connect real-time, custom demand with custom solutions – essentially connecting people to people. Every imaginable service industry (with the possible exception of banking) is seeing Read more
Own performance not product is the mindset that the city of Helsinki wants to encourage its residents to adopt  and choose the concept of mobility as a service instead of car ownership. The Finnish capital city is poised to grow 40% in the next 35 years and city planners are smartly drawing up a roadmap that Read more
3D printing is not new, with early technology appearing in 1980′s but in recent months, consumer 3D printing capability has gone mainstream with companies adopting creative ways to encourage designers and enthusiasts while creating markets and innovations in the space.Below are 6 companies that are making consumer 3D printing accessible in Europe and effectively engaging Read more
 Indonesia’s Joko Widodo to Crowdsource Cabinet, Boosting People Participation in Government“An inclusive government” was the campaign mantra of Indonesia’s Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on his way to winning to the country’s presidential election results announced on July 22nd. And Jokowi is following up on his agenda - soliciting opinion from ordinary Indonesians and crowdsource cabinet ministers in his governmentThe Read more
The crowd knows best – well most times at least! The CSW team will show you more reasons to trust crowds and tap into your community through CSW Europe coming up October 14-16, 2014 in Copenhagen. Do you have a roadmap for unleashing the collective potential of your community? We’re tapping top leaders across Europe to Read more
Empowered people, connected via the Internet are a socially productive community at the center of the honeycomb graphic produced by Crowd Companies and sharing economy thought leader, Jeremiah Owyang (watch Jeremiah’s keynote address and view his slides at CSW Global ’14 here). Today economic and social drivers powered by technology are helping them share goods, services, Read more

The Myth of the Lone Genius

Monday, 21 July 2014 by
A very interesting opinion piece on the NY Times by Joshua Wolf Shenk dwells on the myth of the lone genius. History has perennially celebrated lone geniuses like Einstein, Picasso, Shakespeare, King while barely acknowledging their creative partners and collaborators whom the author credits as being important in the innovation process. He says that the Read more
AirBnb wants to emphasize the feeling of belonging through its new logo and web redesign with a powerful message – Belong Anywhere. The tech company that has been one of the pioneers of the tech+sharing economy space wants to underscore its message and mission to bring people together and revive the feeling of community that Read more
Ericsson has launched a crowdsourcing component to its Networked Society City Index. Its aim is to measure the performance of cities from two perspectives: their information and communications tech maturity and their sustainable urban development; the Triple Bottom Line (TBL). A hierarchical index model is chosen to make the methods easier to appreciate. The index Read more
Singapore entrepreneurs, start-ups, creatives, makers, and non-profits are invited to participate in this dynamic and interactive session, produced by Crowdsourcing Week to discover how crowdfunding can progress your company or cause. Join the founders of Crowdonomic, Crowdsourcing Week, & Pozible for a half-day workshop on the possibilities and practicalities of crowdfunding.This is a fantastic opportunity to learn Read more
Taxi drivers in the Capital region opposed Uber yesterday by staging an official protest and stalling traffic on major DC streets. They want the DC government to follow Virginia and make Uber cease and desist operations in the District. Uber’s unique model uses a smartphone app to enable users to find a cab when they need Read more
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