Posts Tagged ‘crowdsourcing’

U.S. Government Embraces Crowdsourcing

Ross | March 10th, 2010

The White House has embraced crowdsourcing, urging federal agencies in a memo issued on March 8, 2010 to use challenges and prizes to crowdsource innovative approaches to governmental initiatives and programs. Within the next 120 days, the administration will release a web-based platform to manage the government’s crowdsourcing efforts. Some of you might recall that […]

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crowdSPRING On ABC7 News

Ross | March 3rd, 2010

Like Conan O’Brien, crowdSPRING recently made a brief appearance on NBC. Unlike Conan, we also were very fortunate to appear on ABC. Tonight, ABC News, in a special report, covered crowdsourcing. We were thrilled to be included in the story – big thanks to Ross Weidner and Cheryl Burton. Here’s the special report: You can […]

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Crowdsourced Writing Projects on crowdSPRING

Ross and Mike | February 10th, 2010

“Write without pay until someone offers to pay” – Mark Twain Since May 2008, the crowdSPRING community (now over 50,000 creatives, from 170+ countries!) has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, agencies, and Brands (from over 70 countries), with graphic, website, and industrial design projects. We’ve paid millions of dollars to designers and want […]

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A New Perspective on Creativity

Ross | January 19th, 2010

In 2009, Mike and I spoke at a Chicago Convergence conference about creativity. In our presentation- A New Perspective on Creativity – we talked about the democratization and evolution of the creative industries. We believe that the creative industries are undergoing a rapid change. Those who think they can resist the change can learn valuable […]

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Pastasourcing? Buon appetite!

Ross | December 4th, 2009

Barilla is a prestigious Italian Pasta and Bakery Company, born in Italy more than a century ago (1877). They’ve decided to try a new form of pasta design – pastasourcing! (credit for that term to @LenKendall) Nearly everyone around the world knows the shapes of spaghetti, rigatoni and fettuccine. Think you can do better? Think […]

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10 Ways Small Businesses Can Harness Big Crowds

Ross | November 4th, 2009

Would your small business benefit from reducing costs, improving product and/or service quality, more effectively competing with bigger companies, innovating more, enhancing your expertise, and better managing your own capacity and the capacity of your small team? You bet! In this post, I discuss 10 ways that your small business can leverage crowdsourcing. I’ll explain […]

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Build a Better Light Bulb – Earn $10 Million

Ross | October 22nd, 2009

You might recall that Neflix recently awarded a $1 million prize to a group that improved Netflix’s movie recommendation system by 10%. Thanks to eesdesigner, one of the designers on crowdSPRING, I learned today about an interesting crowdsourcing competition recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy – an award of up to $10 million […]

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99 Designs You Can Crowdsource on crowdSPRING

Ross | October 21st, 2009

Whenever we are asked what types of projects people can post on crowdSPRING, we typically answer with a snarky “uh, there’s like a hundred different things!?!” That is, until someone recently said “oh yeah, like what?” Dumbfounded at this unvarnished display of brazen audacity, we set out to show them. So, we settled in with […]

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