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Our Interview With François Petavy, CEO of eYeka

eYeka leverages the world’s creativity to enable organizations and people to create a better future together --eYeka And eYeka has worked with companies such as P&G, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, Hyundai and Microsoft --  to generate new ideas. Presently,...

Liza Alert Uses Crowdsourcing To Find Missing Children

There is no better use case for crowdsourcing than leveraging the power of the crowd to find abducted children. And this is the core mission of LizaAlert.org. There is nothing more terrifying for a parent than realizing that your child is not where you left him or...

Will The US Ignite A New Evolution In Crowdsourcing

Sir Tim Burners Lee is one of the most influential men in human history. Why -- well on December 25, 1990 he invented, a little thing called, the World Wide Web (the Web). And over its 22 years -- the Web has connected 2,267,233,742 people on planet Earth. With the...

The Daily Crowdsource Is Launching Crowdopolis In LA

Crowdsourcing has most certainly been getting a great deal of attention over the past few years. And perhaps the origins of that attention can be traced back to Jeff Howe or Barry Libert or perhaps James Surowiecki or even David Bratvold. David is the CEO and founder...

Andy Zynga of NineSigma Talks About NineSights

I first spoke with Andy in early May and he was educating me on open innovation. And on June 5th, NineSigma launched the first open innovation social media destination, NineSights. I was very curious about NineSights so I decided to reach out to Zynga to learn a bit...

The World Wide Fund Uses Crowd Intelligence

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Switzerland) and  Chaordix are working on an idea -- use the Swiss crowd, specifically startups, to develop new sustainable consumption ideas. Chaordix will be engaging its crowdsourcing community -- WWF Green Ideas -- to uncover...

Will Fansourcing Change Social Shopping, Ask Needle

So we talk a great deal about how companies and governments are using crowdsourcing, from co-creation to designing a new troop transport vehicle. But what if I told you that a company is using crowdsourcing  -- more specifically fansourcing -- to supplement your...

PyBossa Brings Crowdsourcing To The Open Source Community

When we talk about crowdsourcing as a work process we normally think of paid work -- contests, macrotasks or microtasks. But what if I told you that we are only tapping into a portion of the crowdsourcing work potential? You have heard of open source? Open source is a...