Getty Images has just announced a partnership with Indaba Music to use the website’s community to crowdsource music that will be placed in advertisements, helping the community’s independent musicians getting their songs known and heard worldwide.
On October 31st the Joint United Nations Program, UNAIDS, launched its first crowdsourcing campaign designed to include young people in finding solutions to HIV/AIDS.
The crowdsourcing design community LogoMyWay has just reached the impressive number of 1.5 million produced logos, a number even more impressive if one considers that the platform is only two and a half years old.
Crowdsourcing has been used to accomplish astounding tasks that, in the past, seemed nearly impossible. Now, with the help of high-tech imaging tools and the power of the crowd, locating the tomb of Genghis Khan could soon be added to that list. On November 9, National Geographic aired “Forbidden Tomb of Genghis Khan,” which followed Tomnod co-founder and explorer Dr. Albert Lin all over Mongolia in an attempt to uncover Genghis Khan’s resting place.
On November 2nd, 2011, CrowdEngineering announced at CrowdConf in San Francisco that it will launch a self-service platform that will revolutionize the crowdsourcing industry. Crowd4Self is now integrated with Amazon Mechanical Turk which is Amazon’s crowdsourcing forum for HIT’s (Human Intelligence Tasks) and is available in a beta format. By using MTurk’s infrastructure CrowdEngineering hopes to make crowdsourcing an integral part of the business process.
Japan’s first miniature golf franchise ‘Putter King’ has announced the release of their ‘Putter King Adventure Golf’ app on the Apple App Store. And if this news was not enough for golf playing gaming enthusiasts, those behind the game and its promotion have added to the excitement by declaring that they are crowdsourcing hole designs for the game.
Userfarm, the international video crowdsourcing platform, has launched in English. Userfarm is currently the first of its kind globally: the site provides brands, agencies and broadcasters a platform to crowdsource video content from a pool of video makers.
InnoCentive, the solutions provider that has not only a multi-channel open innovation platform, but one that is also able to provide professional challenge development services, has been appointed to General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 541 4G, Challenges and Competition Services. With this new appointment, Innocentive can now more cost-effectively connect agencies with problem solvers within their organizations, other agencies, and InnoCentive’s Global Solver Community, which today is able to reach over 12 million problem solvers. All in all, this means that federal public sector organisations can now purchase InnoCentive’s products and services through GSA Advantage (GSA’s own website that makes the process of purchasing from scheduled contractors more efficient and less complex.)
The Concord Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special exhibition entitled “Crowdsourcing a Collection”. The exhibition, which seeks to celebrate the collection of the museum and its history by telling it in the first person, features objects which have been specially chosen by 25 guest curators.