A recent White House statement, made in response to the fall of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has pointed out the need to create legislation that will prevent piracy but also not put other forms of innovation and personal expression at risk.
Daily Crowdsource is delighted to announce the release of its first published e-book, Crowdfunding Tips: Knock Your Project Out of the Park. This e-book will provide tips for every stage of the crowdfunding process. Crowdfunding Tips: Knock Your Project Out of the Park will provide tips and clarity to entrepreneurs with any level of crowdfunding expertise. Readers will walk away with a new understanding of the crowdfunding process, from the conception of your project idea to finishing your project strong. Readers will also be given a number of other resources, including a list of Daily Crowdsource’s recommended crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platforms.
Daily Crowdsource would like to thank the early adopters and supporters of our research efforts with some proper recognition. The following are all crowdfunding companies who have helped us begin to crowdfund our research report on the crowdfunding field. We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to these companies, and we look forward to providing the crowdfunding field the most comprehensive and exciting research to date!
Using evidence from countries where crowdsourcing has taken hold, such as the UK, EarlyShares is pushing to get full legal backing for its new business model, pointing out that crowdfunding leads to greater and more widespread innovation and success in business.
EarlyShares, in the mold of companies like the Dutch Enviu, is a new start-up which aims to facilitate equity-based crowdfunding services in the United States. Despite the recent passing into law of the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, crowdsourcing is still a legal grey area and in its infancy as a business model in the U.S.
Millions experienced a shock when they signed online on January 18th to find that the largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, had been shut down for the day. However, the act of crowdsourcing proved tactful when several news outlets, including the Washington Post, NPR, and the Guardian stepped in to help. Using the hashtag #altwiki on Twitter, writers and editors from the media outlets answered peoples' questions in an attempt to fill the void created by Wikipedia’s 24 hour absence; an act of heroic measures, considering Wikipedia receives over 25 million visitors each day.
Daily Crowdsource is pleased to announce the publication of a complete Industry Report on Microtasking for Quarter 3 of 2011. Though the full report is available for purchase, we're giving away a free preview to everyone who fills out this form. We're also drawing one lucky winner who will receive a copy of the full report, valued at $2,5000, for free!
After the release of our crowdsourcing report on enterprise grade microtasking, Daily Crowdsource has been encouraged by crowdfunding companies from around the world to create a report that blasts open and examines the current state of crowdfunding. The excitement around the Entreprenuer Access to Capital Act & the rising popularity of donation platforms has made such information more valuable to companies, investors, and journalists than ever. This is why, going public for the first time, we are diving in head-first by launching a project on Rockethub to crowdfund our research.
On January 16th, the Wikipedia community decided to shut down the public information sharing site for 24 hours today in a protest against the United States’ proposed legislation: The U.S. House of Representation’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the U.S. Senate’s PROTECTIP (PIPA.) If passed, the proposed legislation will have a major impact on the Internet, giving the government the power to censor content and restrict the country’s Internet access, even forcing some websites that facilitate piracy to shut down.
You’ve heard about the U.S.’s involvement with capital formation, job creation, and the crowdfunding bill. You’ve witnessed changes in the capital markets and economic system, and you’ve watched how the Internet and mass media has, in recent years, revolutionized everything from innovation to the way business is done. So, while it’s all happening before your eyes, what can you do to use the shifting markets to your advantage?