Early in the second quarter of 2011, Scalable Workforce, LLC acquired the CrowdSource brand with the hopes that it would help them continue to unlock the enormous potential of crowdsourcing solutions in business practices. Today they announced the official launch of CrowdSource, LLC as well as some future plans for the company.
Thanks to the kind folks at CrowdFlower the Daily Crowdsource is going to be giving away 6 tickets to CrowdConf2011. Rather than handing them all out in one week, we have decided to run five or six “mini-giveaways” leading up to the conference.
Daily Crowdsource, thanks to Aliza Sherman, is giving away a signed copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing. In a continuing effort to build our forums into the best crowdsourcing discussion venue around, we would like to encourage increased participation from our readers. In that vein, we plan on giving the book to the overall best forum contributor as of August 12th. We will take into account post count, insightfulness, and overall post quality in making our selection.
The Daily Crowdsource would like to invite you to a book launch party for author Aliza Sherman to celebrate the release of her new book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing. The party will take place on August 3rd at the VisionPulse Creative Event & Meeting Center in San Diego courtesy of co-hosts MySearchGuru, and everyone’s favorite crowdsourcing info site (us). The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free, signed copy of Aliza’s book.
Our two week long book giveaway has finally come to a close. Our five winners will be contacted shortly to receive their copy of The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise. The winners are Benzon, Joe Test, NancyHoffman, Zorrie, and Petrucci26.
Kickstarter recently announced its 10,000th successfully funded project. The project was a 7? record by a band called Citizen, located in Ohio, that raised $830.00, bringing the total amount of money collected by successful projects up to $60 million. Along with this announcement, Kickstarter released a fairly detailed blog post looking at various milestones and metrics surrounding their two years in business.
CrowdFlower has just announced CrowdConf2011, which will be taking place at the Mission Bay Conference Center in downtown San Francisco between the 1st and 2nd of November. CrowdFlower expects to see over 600 business leaders, CEOs, and academics at the event. Attendees will be discussing practical applications of crowdsourcing as well as, among other topics, the latest research findings, task design, quality assurance, metrics, and the social and economic impacts of crowdsourcing.
The Requests for Proposal Database (RFPdb), created by web design and custom web-based software development firm Confluent Forms, recently hit the 100,000 subscriber milestone. With a growth rate of 2,000 new users a month and a unique crowdsourcing model the database is able to consistently list billions of dollars in project opportunities each month.
Consumer expectations surrounding enhanced features such as dashboard navigation and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) have seen the Linux operating system move beyond the manufacturing floor and into the systems that power these technologies. Toyota has recently decided to join The Linux Foundation, a non-profit aimed at growing Linux, as a Gold member in order to take advantage of the unique open innovation opportunities it offers.
Last week we announced a book giveaway that would eventually hand out five copies of The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise. For the first phase of the contest we are giving two random forum participants a copy of the book. We would like to congratulate our lucky winners, Benzon and Joe Test!