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Kaggle: crowdsourcing genius or statistical anomaly?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… number cruncher, investing over $11 million in Australian data analytics crowdsourcing start-up Kaggle.

Kaggle is a classic “brain-based” crowd competition site. Organizations post statistical problems and Kaggle’s crowd of “the world’s best data analysts” compete to solve them. As well as prize money, Kaggle boasts various gamified incentives such as a real-time leader board and “kudos point” rankings. Only founded in 2010, the company has had an impressive first …

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Flop Idol: another crowdsourcing contest site gets Minted

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… crowdsourcing site to net big investments. Proud solvers of the world’s hardest problems Kaggle, recently netted $11m. Another $3m has just gone to Design Crowd.

If these numbers are raising your eyebrows, then you’re not alone. Whether such sites are just a passing fad, more indicative of a tech bubble than a new, sustainable business-model, only time will tell. Either way, I don’t think anyone at Minted will be weeping into their champagne this Christmas.

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