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Hatforce: your friendly crowd of hackers

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… to test it out, of course.

Top hats

Welcome to Hatforce a “crowdsourcing security testing service” complete with its own crowd of expert hackers. Just to be clear, these guys are white hats – good hackers (as opposed to the “bad” black hats like Anonymous).

As Hatforce CEO Arthur Gervais (who is still just 24 years old) explained to me: “we want to answer the question: how’s your security?”. The idea is simple. Clients set the Hatforce testers challenges …

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Testing Times

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… As every software engineer knows, all programs are supposed to go through “beta” or user testing before they get released. The trouble is that testing is often rushed, done “in house” (rather than by real users) or just ignored. With mobile apps, testing is particularly expensive and time consuming. Companies have to buy hundreds of handsets and then recruit hundreds of testers to get any meaningful results.

The situation clearly has crowdsourcing potential. Using the crowd, …

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See hear: crowdsourced subtitles for everyday life

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… mention), the researchers had to create their own algorithm, which is currently in the beta-testing phase.

The beta version of Legion: Scribe has a 74% accuracy when transcribing ordinary conversation, compared with an average 88.5% for professional transcribers. This is a significant difference, but the researchers aim to tweak the software and close the gap before the final version hits the app store.

The Legion: Scribe project is an inspiring illustration of what human computing …

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

… it as enjoyable and rewarding an experience as possible.

When should I send my check?

We are testing the platform with a couple of partners over the summer, and are working towards a public launch in the fall. The UK markets regulator is currently in the process of revising the rules relating to this space, in the same way that the SEC in the US has, so we will be working with them to ensure this new model of fund raising and engagement gets the rubber stamp. We won’t launch publicly …

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Google+, Twitter, Facebook: the new capitals of crowdsourcing?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… chance to create a wordy strategy document (don’t worry, I’ll get over it), I’ve been road-testing Google’s new social network as a personal user. Like most early adopters, my first impressions have been generally positive. The UI is clean and well thought-out (though let’s wait until GoogleAds arrive before rejoicing too much). The “circles” concept seems like a truly innovative feature and could be what distinguishes G+ from rivals Facebook and Twitter.

Spheres of …

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