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From fiction to fact: interview with Esa Nikkilä

Posted on by Safia Bhutta

… our company, Roisto, collaborated in a great crowdsourced graffiti project with Finnish artist Otto Maja in Tampere. Also, Finnish company AudioDraft has some very interesting projects going on. Then there’s exciting musical stuff like Imogen Heap’s collaboration with her fans and Kaiser Chief’s crowdsourced album.

Finally, what is your favorite book?

In the past few years I’ve been forced to read a lot of business books about innovation, start-ups, management and …

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2011: a crowded year

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… A.I. and human computation in crowdsourcing (plus, there will be REAL robots). Microtask’s CTO Otto Chrons will be our man on the ground, and may possibly present some of the data collected from Digitalkoot. Date and time are still unconfirmed so make sure to check the official blog for updates.

One to watch

For my money, CrowdConf was definitely the defining crowdsourcing event of 2010. So far, organizers remain tight-lipped about this year’s program but it’s safe to assume …

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From January to June: six months of micro (and macro) work

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… but that people chose to play them rather than all the other great games available on the net. CTO Otto was more upbeat, describing how he’d been very happy to deliver his first academic paper for HCOMP, writing in collaboration with Sami, one of our engineers. Panu, VP of Sales, was most excited about Microtask Forms: “If Digitalkoot was our proof of concept, with Microtask Form we can go to partners and show something that actually solves their problems”.

As for me, I’m …

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Testing Times

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… companies now offer cheap, crowd-based testing services.

One is the Canadian startup Mob4Hire. Otto and I met Paul Poutanen, the founder of Mob4Hire, last year at CrowdConf. Poutanen, who has Finnish roots (the “-nen” ending in his name is a dead giveaway), presides over a community of 50,000 testers and 1400 developers. Mob4Hire offers a range of testing services, from usability to localization, via a paid, mobile crowd. Testers run apps using their own phones, meaning the company can …

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Two’s company, three’s a crowd conference: CrowdConf 2010

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… shaping the world in years to come.

Microtask is a proud sponsor of the event, and both our CTO Otto Chrons as well as yours truly will be attending in person. If you’re visiting CrowdConf, please come and swing by our booth. And if you really don’t have time to make it, don’t worry too much – at least there’ll be plenty of blogging, vlogging, texting and tweeting to fill you in on what you missed.

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