Category Wisdom of the Crowd

Crowdfunding is 4x hotter than crowdsourcing but hybrid models are the real story

Crowdsourcing isn’t new, just look at the pyramids. The essence of crowdsourcing is splitting a large task into micro-tasks for others to accomplish. This is powerful because it (hypothetically) lets you accomplish large labor-intensive tasks relatively easily; certainly there are challenges. Crowdfunding works the same way; individuals or companies can raise large sums of money […]

Crowdsourcing Weather

Here’s a great example of a company using existing networks to generate value. A team of app developers and weather experts discovered a way to use the temperature sensors built into smartphone batteries to crowdsource weather information. Tiny thermometers usually prevent smartphones from dangerously overheating, but the researchers discovered the battery temperatures tell a story […]

Co-Creating Sustainable Cities with Open Innovation

Video from the Future Cities Technology Showcase – part of the Open Innovation 2.0 event. This is a collaborative effort between Intel, the European Commission, the City of Dublin, and a number of other organizations. The goal of the event is to encourage open collaboration for conceiving solutions for sustainable urban planning and development. Technology […]