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

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… 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 likely to benefit from them. Their depressing conversations about local unemployment rates may soon become uplifting success stories.


2011: the year the future became history?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… announced that Microtask has won its Global Top 100 award. We have big shoes to fill: other winners include Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce, YouTube and eBay.

We are equally proud of the success of Digitalkoot, our joint project with the National Library of Finland. To date almost 100,000 volunteers have donated over 280,000 minutes of time and completed nearly 6 million tasks. With their help (yes, and some assistance from a lot of moles) we were a finalist in the DISH (Digital …

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Microtask Takes the (Red Herring) Cake

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

It’s official: Microtask won Red Herring’s Global 100 award for 2011 . We now join the ranks of companies like Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay and many others who won this award and went on to change the way we live and work. Good Karma.

Here’s the proof:

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Flop Idol: another crowdsourcing contest site gets Minted

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… crowdsourced them, pitching hopeful designers against each other in a kind of talent contest, with winners chosen by vote.

For Minted, crowdsourcing meant more originality in the designs and (more importantly) plenty of exposure. Oh, and $5.5m worth of investment and sales upwards of $11m.

Of course, as readers of this blog know, Minted is by no means the first contest crowdsourcing site to net big investments. Proud solvers of the world’s hardest problems Kaggle, recently netted $11m. …

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And the crowdsourcing award goes to…

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… design or been awed by an ad then get over to the Daily Crowdsource and get nominating. Winners will be announced on September 30th.

Over the coming 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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