Archive for April, 2009

Can Social Media Can Help My Company?

Ross | April 30th, 2009

There is an astounding amount of press about social media. Some companies – Dell and Comcast, for example – have strengthened their brands by engaging social media head on. Some others have stumbled – but it’s clear that Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr and the many other social networks around the world offer opportunities for businesses […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Creatives gettin’ biz-ay

Mike | April 24th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Short Interview: Ryan Graves (SocialDreamium)

Ross | April 21st, 2009

At crowdSPRING, we love meeting other people and companies and often invite guests for lunch with our team. A few weeks ago, Ryan Graves of SocialDreamium (Ryan’s startup) joined the crowdSPRING team for lunch. Ryan currently works for General Electric in Wisconsin. SocialDremium is a startup involved with building web-based communities. Ryan had recently returned […]

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12 Questions: Meet Allen (Utah, USA)

Ross | April 20th, 2009

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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Design Competitions

Ross | April 20th, 2009

Starting today, buyers on crowdSPRING can post projects for industrial design (product design and packaging design). To launch the industrial design category, we’ve teamed with LG Mobile Phones and Autodesk® on Design The Future – an $80,000+ design competition to define the future of personal mobile communications. This competition invites you to design your vision […]

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crowdSPRING on TV

Ross | April 17th, 2009

A few days ago, Northwestern University’s Co-Director of Intelligent Information Laboratory, Kris Hammond, appeared on the TV show Chicago Tonight (channel 11 in Chicago) to talk about crowdsourcing. Hammond talked about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, crowdSPRING and Threadless. Here’s the video:

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Friday Fun Facts – Hello, Buyers!

Mike | April 17th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Welcome Newbies!

Mike | April 10th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Dear crowdSPRING Buyer….

Mike | April 3rd, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the […]

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Sean Brant And His Flying Monkey

Ross | April 1st, 2009

Sean Brant, one of our talented developers, has told me repeatedly for the past year that he will NEVER EVER, NEVER EVER EVER, NEVER NEVER NEVER appear in a video. Did I mention he said NEVER EVER? I just love dares like that. Here’s Sean (and his flying monkey). crowdSPRING’s Sean Brant – Flying Monkey […]

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