Appirio today announced that it has acquired TopCoder, a crowdsource driven development and design community. By combining TopCoder's global capacity and design capability with CloudSpokes' expertise in cloud and advanced web technologies, Appirio and its customers now have access to nearly 600,000 of the world's best developers, designers and data analytics experts.
Tickets to Crowdopolis, the world's greatest showcase of crowdsourcing ingenuity, are now sold out. The world's biggest leaders in crowdsourcing will convene Feb 27-28 in New York City to a sold-out conference. If you were lucky enough to get tickets before Crowdopolis sold out over the weekend, you'll be able to hear presentations from our hand-selected group of speakers
The microtasking side of crowdsourcing is growing at an incredible rate - and there's no way to know which companies are worth pursuing & which are smoke & mirrors. Or, worse yet, which stats are created from thin air. In 2012 I conducted the first research report on enterprise based crowdsourcing to help sift through the clutter to point out what the best uses & platforms of microtasking are.
Today, CrowdEngineering announced the appointment of Wesley O'Brien as their new CEO. O'Brien replaces their interim CEO, Ron Guerriero, who has served since September 2012.
Peter LaMotte, CEO of GeniusRocket and Crowd Leader, announced that he has stepped down from his role at the video crowdsourcing agency. GeniusRocket was one of the first creative crowdsourcing companies, launching in 2007, and remains a fixture in the video crowdsourcing world.
We're thankful for our crowd & we're thankful that now we're able to give back to the very crowd that's helped us lead this field. If you have a site geared towards business professionals or your community contains business leaders that would benefit from learning about crowdsourcing, then we've got a new affiliate program that's perfect for you: For every ticket to Crowdopolis you sell, you'll earn a $200 commission.
Since Hurricane Sandy destroyed her home in Staten Island two weeks ago, Phyllis Puglia has spent every day returning to the area where she used to live to look for pieces of her previous life.
Crowdfunding has become a popular vehicle for raising support after tragic global events. Frankenstorm has been no different. One of our partners, GoFundMe, setup a dedicated Hurricane Sandy Relief page to list all the projects that are related to raising money for this recent storm. In a matter of days, the category collected more than 130 projects that have raised over $350,000 combined.
Like most people on the East Coast, the folks behind crowdfunding platform Lucky Ant have been huddled up watching the news.