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Crowdsourced toys: get your Lego thinking hat on

Crowdsourced toys: get your Lego thinking hat on | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago we looked at an example of crowdsourced art. Today I want to show you an example of crowdsourced toys: Lego. Yes, the traditional, brick-y, plastic-y toy producer of our youth...
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Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government | WIRED

Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government | WIRED | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix are probably the sexiest examples of organizations using Big Data (re: petabytes of largely unstructured information) in amazing ways. It’s folly to think, however, that Big Data can’t be used in more prosaic, practical ways. Big Data is transforming many industries and functions within organizations with relatively limited budgets. Consider…
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'Monopoly' is crowdsourcing new rules on Facebook

'Monopoly' is crowdsourcing new rules on Facebook | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
There's the official Monopoly rules, and then there's the way you play the game — and everyone does it just a little bit different. Now Hasbro is hoping to tap into that rich world of user-created...
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Retail 2.0: the convergence of wearables, iBeacons and big data — Gigaom Research

Retail 2.0: the convergence of wearables, iBeacons and big data — Gigaom Research | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
The winners in the ecosystem for retail 2.0 will blend expertise in hardware and software platforms, system integration and consulting, and analytics providing an all-in-one offering.
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Who Owns Big Data? - OpenMind

Who Owns Big Data? - OpenMind | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Discover the world of big data with Michael Nielsenel. A database containing all the knowledge of humanity, a "global brain."
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Facebook Has a Quarter of a Trillion User Photos

Facebook Has a Quarter of a Trillion User Photos | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook users have uploaded more than 250 billion photos to the site, and currently average 350 million uploads per day.
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Is Data The New Oil?

Is Data The New Oil? | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Recently, on a CNBC Squawk Box segment, “The Pulse of Silicon Valley,” host Joe Kernan posed the question, “What is the next really big thing?” to Ann Winblad, the legendary investor and senior partner at Hummer-Winblad. Her response: “Data is the new oil.” Winblad talked about predictive analytics as the new [...]
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Facebook Knows That Your Relationship Will End In A Week - AllFacebook

33% It’s an inside half-truth that many friends of Mark Zuckerberg have told me over the years: Facebook knows when a relationship is about to end. My response was to always ask more questions as it actually sounded like a legitimate possibility. In David Kirkpatrick’s soon to be released book, “The Facebook Effect“, Kirkpatrick confirms that […]

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The end of crowdsourcing, long live crowdsourcing - Digiday

The end of crowdsourcing, long live crowdsourcing - Digiday | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
The problem with crowdsourcing is the the word itself. It’s grown amorphous and begun to lose its meaning.
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New startup Wishi promises 'crowdstyling' for clothes

New startup Wishi promises 'crowdstyling' for clothes | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Startup offers a way to take control of your clothes
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Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment

Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Okay, question time: Imagine you're a major national newspaper whose crosstown archrival has somehow obtained two million pages of explosive documents that outed your country's biggest political scandal of the decade. They've had a team of professional journalists on the job for a month, slamming o…
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User Generated Content and Crowdsourcing | The Transition to Digital Journalism | kdmcBerkeley

User Generated Content and Crowdsourcing | The Transition to Digital Journalism | kdmcBerkeley | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
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Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner

Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Crowdsourcing assembles new Lego

Crowdsourcing assembles new Lego | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Six new designs emerge from a Lego website where fans can propose their own creations.
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New Gartner Report Examines Crowdsourcing and Assesses the Business Impact It Has for Application Development Organizations

New Gartner Report Examines Crowdsourcing and Assesses the Business Impact It Has for Application Development Organizations | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
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Accel’s Hilary Mason says big data, or whatever you care to call it, is just getting started - BloomReach

Accel’s Hilary Mason says big data, or whatever you care to call it, is just getting started - BloomReach | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Hilary Mason is not hung up on the terms — big data, thick data, heavy data, dark data, generative data, smart data, juicy data — that have surfaced (thanks LinkedIn followers)  to describe the best use for the massive amounts of digital information that is now at our disposal. Mason, a data science superstar, prefers …
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Data, data everywhere

Data, data everywhere | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
WHEN the Sloan Digital Sky Survey started work in 2000, its telescope in New Mexico collected more data in its first few weeks than had been amassed in the entire...
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Google's Self Driving Car Gathers Nearly 1 GB/Sec

Google's Self Driving Car Gathers Nearly 1 GB/Sec | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
I learned this weekend at an XPrize event that Google's self-driving car gathers 750 megabytes of sensor data per SECOND! That is just mind-boggling to me. Here is a picture of what the car "sees"
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The Internet of Things | McKinsey & Company

The Internet of Things | McKinsey & Company | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business models, improve business processes, and reduce costs and risks. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The Newsonomics of commercial crowdsourcing

The Newsonomics of commercial crowdsourcing | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
[Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]

There are no new ideas in the digital business, just ones recycled from earlier dreams — ones that vaporware c…
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The Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health - MPH@GW

The Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health - MPH@GW | Crowdsourcing + Big Data | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing in the health care industry might seem implausible. However, there are a number of different ways crowdsourcing is being used in the field and making a real impact in innovative ways.
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More Big Data than crowdsourcing

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Crowd Science: Figuring Out How to Get the Most From the Masses

A data scientist points out that when it comes to making innovation a scientific process, it's important to keep human nature in mind.
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