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Mighty Morphin Power Crowd Finance: How to Disrupt the Rich 1%

Last month, the British anti-poverty organization, Oxfam International released a report on the state of the world’s resources, saying that the “richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016.” With such ominous prediction seen on the headlines, which coincided...

Apply for the CSW Summit Venice Young Achievers Program

Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg Calling all students and young entrepreneurs in Italy who are applying their skills in crowdsourcing, crowdfunding or the sharing economy: You are invited to apply to Crowdsourcing Week's Young Achievers Program, for the chance to...

This Week in Crowdsourcing: News Roundup February 6

The first week of February has come to an end and we are summing it up as always with a selection of latest news and developments in the collaborative economy. Crowdsourcing cybersecurity, e-governance, equity crowdfunding revolution and much more!Pioneering in...

Are You Disruptive? CSW Global 15 Needs Your Creative Powers

The countdown has begun: Three weeks to submit your creative graphic designs for CSW Global 2015 and to win a grand prize and worldwide recognition! For the third consecutive year we have collaborated with Talent House India, to launch a search for crowdsourced...

Crowdsourcing: From Myth to Intrinsic Reality

Crowdsourcing: From Myth to Intrinsic Reality

It’s a good thing I’m not easily discouraged. In 2009, when I was sowing the seeds for what would become Crowdsourcing Week,  a vehicle to enable dialogue and knowledge transfer on the principles of crowdsourcing, I read a piece titled, The Myth of Crowdsourcing, by...

This Week in Crowdsourcing: News Roundup January 30

The weekend is finally here! Here’s our weekly dose of the latest updates on - the World Economic Forum meeting, the power of crowdfunding on payment processes and real-estate ventures, why established brands flock to creative crowdsourcing sites, crowdsourcing in the...

2015 Global Crowdsourcing Survey – Our 2nd Annual Pulsecheck

We're back again fielding our seminal research about the crowd economy and all its various component parts - crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowd equity, open innovation and collective intelligence, the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace, online...

Top 9 Advances in Crowdsourced Applications To Watch Out

An edited version of this post first appeared on Virgin. Crowdsourcing in 2014 has experienced tremendous transformations and played a major role in the convergence of technology, business, and disruptive ideas to make the world a global stage of infinite...

Lighthouse to Challenge Kickstarter with Bitcoins

Lighthouse, a new crowdfunding application has gone public. What makes it stand out? Being powered by bitcoins it competes with traditional crowdfunding platforms and stirs up buzz around the value of Bitcoin. Lighthouse is spic-and-span for a number of reasons. It is...

This week in crowdsourcing: news roundup January 23

This week in crowdsourcing: news roundup January 23

Here is our weekly roundup of latest updates in collaborative economy and crowdsourcing. Why crowdfunding is good for venture capitalists, what to expect from bitcoins, how to use crowdsourcing for brands and much more in this week’s edition. Sharing Economy &...

Predictions on Asia’s Growing Uncollared Workforce

Predictions on Asia’s Growing Uncollared Workforce

They’re young, tech-savvy, and they embrace a mobile culture. They’re okay with their ‘traveling work spaces’— working cross timezones, anywhere in the world. Their social productivity is innate in the workflow—this new breed of uncollared workforce, mostly comprising...

Civic Crowdfunding Can Revive the Citizens-Politics Relationship

 The relation between citizens and representative democracy is in a deep crisis, as indicated by a fall in the number of voters l in many countries all around the world. It's a global phenomenon caused by the wide gap, that is growing every day between...

This Week in Crowdsourcing: News Roundup January 16

Here's a curated, weekly roundup of interesting news on crowd-driven business, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, open innovation and the collaborative economy.Crowd Lab Print ContestThe North Face launched its Crowd Lab Print contest, inviting contributors and enthusiasts...

Local Motors LIVE Prints 3-D Car at Detroit Auto Show

Who says 3-D printing is for furniture  or accessory pieces only? Not anymore. Local Motors has gone the extra mile with its first ever 3-D printed car unveiled at Detroit Auto Show on Monday, according to The Washington Post. The Strati roadster design was a...

Uber’s Massive Snowball Effect on the Automotive Sector

Remember the funny snowball effect in cartoons? That puny snowball, rolling on a snow-covered hillside about to smash the perky snowmen along the way? That which kids laugh and watch, rolling on the floor, perhaps trying to understand what’s happening on that episode....

4 Key Issues Facing Sharing Economy in Developing Nations

4 Key Issues Facing Sharing Economy in Developing Nations

In the recent years there are some economic and social trends that are aiming at providing alternative and sustainable means of consumption. While Governments and companies around the world, are trying to influence consumer decisions, these disruptive trends have the...

How Will the Crowd Economy Impact the Next Billion?

The third edition of Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015 will take place on April 20 - 24 at Singapore's inspiring Genexis Theatre at Fusionopolis. The week-long conference will focus on the promise and future of the crowd economy with the 2015 theme “Crowd Economy:...

Uber Lesson 101: Focus on the Public Before the PR

How can a week be so messed up for anyone?If you've not been snowed in with Snovember in the US, you would probably know the company in question is Uber. News from Uber has dominated my feed for all the wrong reasons -- and when it rains its pours they say. It will...