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Snooper raises AUD$1 million to accelerate crowdsourcing among brands and retailers

Snooper, the crowdsourcing platform disrupting how brands and retailers collect data recently announced a $1 million AUD investment led by Microequities Venture Capital Fund to further accelerate growth in Australia.

A crowdsourcing company raised $363,000 pre-IPO funding through crowdfunding. All hail the crowd!

Australian equity-based crowdfunding platform, VentureCrowd recently raised $363,000 in a pre-IPO funding round for the popular crowdsourcing question–and–answer micro job network, Crowd Mobile. Has the...

Crowdsourcing: pros, cons, and more [PODCAST]

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business, internet...

Australian crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has hit $20 million in sales and is expanding to...

Sydney-based crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd recently hit a remarkable milestone of $20 million worth of payments to its designers. Now the most astonishing bit is that...

You won’t believe the things crowdsourcing has been used for

Whether providing feedback, tackling a big problem, or just providing useful data, crowdsourcing is evolving into a sophisticated, problem-solving tool. In fact, more and more...

Yes, crowdsourcing can do wonders for your business, but do you understand the risks...

Changes in technology, a global economy and new business paradigms that encourage open innovation and community collaboration are seeing us move away from a...

When crowdsourcing made a new site launch a breeze!

What’s novel about the launch of Directories Group's homeheaven was its adoption of, loosely speaking, a crowdsourcing model – tapping a wealth of market knowledge and responding to preferences – to fine-tune the site before the site was thrown open to the public at large.

DesignCrowd hits the $10 million mark. Yep, crowdsourcing is here to stay

Hey, do you remember when we told you to stand out of the crowd with crowdsourcing? Well, it seems our words did not fall...

Is there anything that can’t be crowdsourced? Live concert venues join the crowdsourcing trend

Just what can you crowdsource? Ask Kingdom Sounds, the promoters of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ tour of Australia, and its ticketing partner GiggedIn. In what might be the most innovative use of the technique, the promoters are giving rock fans an opportunity to vote for their most favoured cities for the live concerts.

How Bigcommerce is crowdsourcing its newest software engineers with a little friendly competition

Sometimes a business has to think outside the box to find a pivotal role like a software engineer. That is exactly what Bigcommerce is...

Nine of the world’s top 10 brands are crowdsourcing. So umm… what are you...

At Interbrand, there are 3 factors considered in assessing brand value. The first is the brand’s financial performance. The second is its influence on...

Crowdsourcing is working for Facebook design, can it work for your business, too?

The crowd is changing social media design as much as its changing anything – well, everything else, really. The great thing that many of businesses are actively learning that crowdsourcing is not just good for basic services, it's good for ideas and creativity.

DesignCrowd: Crowdsourcing 2.0 (NSW) – 2013 Anthill SMART 100

Like this innovation? Show your support by tweeting it, 'liking' it on Facebook, or leaving a comment below. 1. THE BEGINNING This innovation came to life...

New media venture to experiment with crowdsourcing, other models

The platform could help media companies pick a journalist in any part of the world for an assignment without the cost of sending one out there. For example, an Australian magazine seeking special coverage of the inauguration of a new Pope in The Vatican could, presumably, use Newsmodo’s network to find a duly qualified journalist for the job.

Just how big is crowdsourcing? And when?

Crowdsourcing – or involving multitudes of people in a project – is not as new as many might think. For decades, much before the Internet came into being, The Oxford English Dictionary was driven by thousands of people writing in with word suggestions, etymology, usage and more. In more recent times, the human genome project used crowdsourcing, and leveraged the computing power of thousands.

Crowdsourcing firm lets 5,000 take a bite of the Big Apple

More than 5,000 entrants have submitted designs to the latest DesignCrowd contest. Using the innovative Sydney-based DesignCrowd crowdsourcing service, TimesSquare.com, has offered up a $10,000 prize for anyone who can provide a new logo. Check out the current logo, it really needs to be changed!

Outsourcing, offshoring and crowdsourcing

During this one-hour webinar, outsourcing extremist and author Pete Williams shares the tips, tools and strategies that have helped him build million-dollar e-commerce sites,...

New Aussie brand has it in the bag, crowdsourcing luxury on Kickstarter

Fancy building a global brand from scratch? What if we threw language barriers, different work cultures and new tax regulations into the mix? Sydneysiders Alex Herlihy and Chloe Vandervord have done just that. The intrepid duo recently launched luxury leather bag line ECEL – from Buenos Aires, no less.

Australian crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd receives $3 million

The Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures has invested $3 million in DesignCrowd, according to a media release dispatched on Thursday. The Australian start-up, a design crowdsourcing community with more than 40,000 registered graphic designers, plans to use the new investment to launch two new services in 2012 and to expand its client base outside Australia.

Freelancer.com eyes 99design’s crowdsourcing crown… with help from Kanye West?

Outsourcing big kahuna Freelancer.com has finally signaled its intent to muscle in on 99design’s graphic design crowdsourcing turf, stumping up US$20,000 in cash-money for creative types. Has Australia become the new global crowdsourcing hub?

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How to expand into New Markets with Elsita Meyer-Brandt [CHEAT SHEET]

Most organisations begin with aspirations to start local, then grow global. But, in reality, very few ever take the big leap into new markets. In this Cheat Sheet, Elsita Meyer-Brandt, Head of Market Expansion and International Marketing for Eventbrite, shares five rules to help organisations, just like yours, expand into new markets.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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