In this video podcast, David makes us realize that investment crowdfunding is still many months away, and speculation on how it will affect the entrepreneur and the financial market is still very much a spin of the roulette wheel. However, this is still a valuable time for some great questions: Is crowdfunding really crowdsourcing? Will crowdfunding follow crowdsourcing in being a march away from institutions? And, what will start-up funding look like when it lacks the expertise, guidance, and advice from traditional investors?
We all wonder, from time to time, how caring our friends & Neighbors really are, and we wonder what would happen to us in a time of need if all we had to rely upon was their goodwill. What would they do? What would they offer? Would they turn away if we asked for help? Well, I think that through crowdfunding, we have seen a glimpse at the reality behind a happy answer to these questions. Take a look for yourself in the video below.
The digital world changes constantly, and head-spinningly fast. With so much happening at once, how can you grasp the big picture behind all the headlines?
It’s hard to avoid Google. Most of us use one or another of their products. Even if you’re in the minority that doesn’t use it to search, you probably use its maps to look into your neighbor’s backyard or its analytics to figure out why no-one visits your website on Saturday night (hint: they aren’t out playing tennis). So when they make an announcement about a new product we can’t help but listen in rapturous silence.
In Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2012, Daily Crowdsource will be hosting this summer's hottest crowdsourcing conference - A conference geared towards Fortune 1000 managers, focusing on educating the attendees on the impact crowdsourcing will have on the advertising, tech, & content marketing fields in the next 3 years.
Twitter feeds and blog comments, these days, seem to be full of enraged concern over the proper use of the phrase "citizen journalism". Tempers flare as new-media types envisioning democratized media coverage butt heads with old-school journalists repeatedly reminding the world, "Well, you wouldn't hire a citizen surgeon...would you?"
If you're like the rest of us, you try hard every day to find new solutions to your problems. But, do you know the best way to do this? Do you know how to innovate? There are many out there who are eager to share with you their opinions on the matter. But, according to Stephen Shapiro, author of 'Best Practices Are Stupid', one of the most important secrets is this: Someone else may have already solved your challenge...
As crowdsourcing continues to grow, we're especially thankful for two platforms that are helping us bring you valuable content: Freshdesk and GoFundMe. Although these guys are lining our offices with dollar bills, we wouldn't have accepted their $47 if we didn't like what they're doing. And if you're an entrepreneur, these two companies can save you & make you money.
Forms take many, well, forms.... Paper applications, written agreements, and lists to name a few. And, this can cause headaches for hospitals, corporations and other businesses who would be much better off if they could just put all their shelves and cabinets full of information into their computer network (or cloud) in databases to be displayed on their screen. But, how do you turn a from that was written on someone's knee and smudged with lipstick (and some melted M& M action, no doubt) into a search-able little cloud of data? Well, the simple answer: Have someone type it into a computer!
The past 2 months have shown some major developments in both the worlds of European crowdfinancing as well as European developments in banking, and especially SME finance markets.