Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

12 Questions: Meet Shubho Roy (India)

Ross | July 1st, 2008

This is the second in what will be a regular series in our blog where we’ll feature interviews with someone (a creative and/or a buyer) from the crowdSPRING community. We’ll pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a […]

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Industry Revolution: Music

Ross | June 30th, 2008

The Industrial Revolution, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, brought with it significant changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. In the latter part of the 18th century, the labor-intensive economy of Great Britain was gradually being supplemented by machinery. For example, the introduction of steam power and powered machinery significantly increased production capacity. […]

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Googley Principles – Not For Design Only

Ross | June 27th, 2008

Late in 2007, Google’s User Experience group articulated design principles that guide Google designs around the world – design the “Googley” way. The team defined those principles as follows: 1. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. 2. Every millisecond counts. 3. Simplicity is powerful. 4. Engage beginners and attract experts. 5. Dare to […]

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Happiness As Your Business Model

Ross | June 23rd, 2008

A few days ago, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com recommended in a Twitter post a very interesting slideshow by Tara Hunt. The presentation is well worth a view. In the presentation, Tara Hunt suggests that happiness is a key to the success of a business. And in our experience as a company, this advice is spot on. […]

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12 Questions: Meet Fred Kylander (Sweden)

Ross | June 19th, 2008

This is the first in what will be a regular series in our blog where we’ll feature interviews with someone (a creative and/or a buyer) from the crowdSPRING community. We’ll pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a […]

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Three Year Olds Are Smart – Why?

Ross | June 17th, 2008

Why do birds fly? Why do I have to eat carrots? Why is the sky blue? Why do you drive a car? Why is that person a different color than I am? Why do I have to wear shoes? Why do I have to go to bed? If you are the parent of a toddler […]

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Under The Radar | Social Media and Entertainment Conference

Ross | June 4th, 2008

We had a really great time meeting lots of cool start-ups and people at the June 3, 2008 Under the Radar | Social Media and Entertainment event in Silicon Valley. A total of 32 start-ups presented at the conference. Mike and I watched many of the presentations and were very excited to be presenting with […]

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Ask crowdSPRING: How many countries does cS reach?

Ross | May 26th, 2008

We’ve long admired 37signals, a great Chicago company located only a few blocks from us. We love their products (Mike and I have used Backpack since 2006, when we first came up with the idea for crowdSPRING, and our development team uses Basecamp to manage multiple projects and for collaboration). We also love their Signal […]

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Value and values

Mike | May 20th, 2008

crowdSPRING values creativity. crowdSPRING values creative people. We put a great deal of thought into ways we could walk this walk in our business model. We developed for tools and features to protect creatives that other sites do not offer. We insist that buyers deposit with us the full amount of the award and we […]

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Design for skaters

Mike | May 17th, 2008

My 13 year old son is an avid skateboarder and talented young artist. Between those two activities he typically burns about 75% of his free time. I recently found a site that he has fallen in love with, because it has found a way to bring those two activities together for him. Popdeck.com is the […]

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