GE is searching for new ideas that will improve breast cancer diagnostics. The challenge has been launched in collaboration with venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock, Mohr Davidow and MPM Capital. The purpose is to generate new solutions faster through collaboration, and make screening and breast cancer information more accessible worldwide. By 2020 the goal is to improve the lives of 10 million patients across the globe.
The crowdsourcing and open innovation problem solving platform InnoCentive has just announced that its online scoring technology Prodigy, which is used for analytical challenges, is being upgraded with several enhancements.
The Daily Crowdsource is pleased to announce the winners of its first International Crowdsourcing Excellence Award. The ICE Award is crowdsourcing’s highest honor, and was created to recognize the individual workers that have made an impact in the crowdsourcing world based on creativity and impressive work.
The Standby Task Force and Amnesty International USA’s human rights program is recruiting volunteers to help geographically pinpoint human rights violations taking place in the Syrian rebellion. The program began in early September and asks the participants to look through up to date satellite imagery for indications of demonstrations, military action or troop movements. In the first month of the operation volunteers have found more than 2000 trouble spots. The high resolution images are provided by DigitalGlobe.
In June of this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission halted two marketing execs as they tried to raise $300 million in online pledges to purchase Pabst Brewing Co. Prompted by this high-profile case, Congress scheduled a hearing on September 15 to look at ways in which entrepreneurs and fast-growing companies can find it easier to use crowdsourcing to raise money in the future.
Jim Kukral, an internet marketing professional, has just raised $16,000 in only seven days in a crowdfunding campaign he launched to fund his upcoming book series called Business Around a Lifestyle.
Last week, a congressional hearing on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs was held by the US House Subcommittee. Topics discussed included crowdfunding, how small businesses and startups can have access to capital, and the modernization of security laws that are preventing small business owners from drawing capital from their networks.
CrowdFlower announced a new platform which will enable Fortune 500 companies to use crowdsourcing to address their data management needs. The new enterprise crowdsourcing platform uses a patent-pending CrowdEngine technology system allowing global enterprises to streamline their large-scale business processes and get accurate and automated results at low costs.
uTest brings new concept to the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco (September 12, 2011) by launching www.IntheWildTesting.com. The purpose is to educate participants about the benefits of testing apps in an imperfect environment. The new crowdsource-based software takes quality assurance beyond the safety of firewalls for real world outcomes that can’t be reproduced in a laboratory. As a result, uTest enables companies to provide their customers with more reliable, secure and intuitive apps.