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And the crowdsourcing award goes to…

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… year, three other forms of crowdsourcing will get their own ICE awards: macrotasks, microtasks and crowdfunding. No prizes for guessing which category we’ll be fighting for…

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Crowd funding: a monumental achievement

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Detroit is a tough town, down on its luck. First there was the fall of the US motor industry, then a global financial meltdown. Thousands of people have left the city. Many neighborhoods are now derelict – populated only by violent gangs, wild dogs and film crews shooting apocalyptic zombie movies. In these troubled times, can anyone save “Motor City”?

Forget Obama and …

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A penny for your thoughts: Why crowdfunding is taking off

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… for funding – can also turn to the crowd.

Friending for funding

Crowdsourced funding, or crowdfunding, at its most basic, involves raising funds through a network of people. Crowdfunding can help with everything from paying for a new heart to buying a real-life fantasy football team, investing in fashion to fulfilling a personal dream. What is new is not so much the underlying concepts – charities and cooperatives have been doing similar things for years – but how easy …

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Will 3D printing and crowdsourcing bring the industrial revolution home?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… crowdsourcing, especially in manufacturing, which is predicted to be a major area of growth. Add crowdfunding to the mix and suddenly any product that appeals to a niche is possible.

As with any major disruptive shifts, these changes will create winners and losers. Like any industry, 3D printing and crowdsourcing will need careful regulation. We want people printing money from home, not guns. But those governments who also encourage innovation and growth in these industries will be most …


It’s finally here. But does it live up to expectations?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

On Wednesday last week, after two years of increasingly feverish rumors and speculation, the wait was finally over. All over the world, people stopped what they were doing and tuned in to find out whether it could possibly live up to the hype.

The answer, my friends, is an emphatic “yes.”

Slim enough to fit in your bag, visually stunning and packing a real punch under …

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