Announcements

2,213 panels to pick from. How’s a person supposed to choose?

Mike | August 19th, 2009

The South by Southwest Panel Picker is open and voting has begun for SXSW 2010! This is a great opportunity for the interactive and technology community to vote on the sessions they would most like to attend at next spring’s conference in Austin. Needless to say we didn’t have enough time to slog through all […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – In Our Own Backyard

Ross Kimbarovsky | August 18th, 2009 inourownbackyard-promo-photo-11.jpg

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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Seeing Your Book Cover Design In Print

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Big congratulations to Audree Rowe (crowdSPRING username: ArtbyAudree), whose cover design was selected from among many in a print design project on crowdSPRING, for Bob Garfield’s new book – The Chaos Scenario. The book, released on August 3 (I’ll write a review in the next few weeks), is about the disruption of the media industry […]

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How crowdSPRING Works – The (Very Short) Movie

Ross Kimbarovsky | July 17th, 2009

Most people say that a book is way better than a movie. But we’re not dummies. We know you won’t read a 500 page novel about how crowdSPRING works. Instead – here’s a 1 minute 42 second movie.

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Still listening…

Mike | June 29th, 2009

In our first year-and-a-bit in business we have made a number of adjustments to our pricing. We continually review our business model, continually speak to our community, and continually listen to the feedback we receive. When we launched Pro projects back in September of last year, we set the minimum price at a very easy […]

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Not Too Proud To Say “We’re Sorry”

Ross Kimbarovsky | June 5th, 2009 letter-to-community.png

We just went through one of the most humbling experiences for our company since we launched in May 2008. We experienced serious site performance problems. While our team (and numerous consultants on several continents) worked around the clock, it took us some time to identify the root causes of the problems and to fix them. […]

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Friday Fun Facts – Who are we? And, where do we come from? Part II

Mike | May 22nd, 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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They Like Us, They Really Like Us

admin | May 21st, 2009

Over at crowdSPRING, we’re starting to think of ourselves as the Slumdog Millionaire of the online awards.  Here we are, just a bunch of nobodies in India (or the West Loop of Chicago—I mean, if you want to get technical) who came up with an idea that we thought might entertain a small business or […]

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Why Is The Site So Slow? My Eyes Are Glazing Over!

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 20th, 2009 monkey-300x284.jpg

As I wrote in my post on May 7 – “Fessing Up To Our Mistakes” – we ran into problems earlier this month with scaling our application. That post has a great deal of detail about those problems, our early efforts to solve them, and the lessons we learned. We know that especially during the […]

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Happy Anniversary

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We launched publicly on May 6, 2008, making yesterday our one year anniversary – a day that, it turns out, we did not celebrate although we’ll definitely remember. It was a difficult and humbling day for our team and, in the end, we sent the following email to everyone who registered on our site during […]

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