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How Technology Is Changing the Game for Consumer Giants - US News and World Report

How Technology Is Changing the Game for Consumer Giants - US News and World Report | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
A staid industry eases into seamless payments and the online fray.
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Crowdfunding Raised $1.5bn in 2011, Set To Double In 2012 - Forbes

Crowdfunding Raised $1.5bn in 2011, Set To Double In 2012 - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Reports shows rapid and sustained growth in crowdfunding market.
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Crowdfunding Projects: It Helps To Let Your Personality Shine Through | Techdirt

Crowdfunding Projects: It Helps To Let Your Personality Shine Through | Techdirt | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
You may recall a few weeks back, we had a guest post from musician Erin McKeown about her reaction to finding out that a Sony Music artist had copied one of her songs without credit, and the copied song was now becoming a hit.
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Interest Rate Forecast 2012-2013 - Forbes

Interest Rate Forecast 2012-2013 - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
The first half of the interest rate forecast is very simple: short-term interest rates will remain in microscopic territory through 2013. Less certain is the outlook for long-term interest rates, most likely a story of rising yields.
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Kickstarter Project ‘Scam’ Raises Questions on Crowdsourcing Funds for Startups | Tech Wire Asia

Kickstarter Project ‘Scam’ Raises Questions on Crowdsourcing Funds for Startups | Tech Wire Asia | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
The discovery of a fraudulent project on Kickstarter raises questions on the wisdom behind crowdsourcing of startup funding.
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9 Twitter Accounts Every Expert Should be Following in Crowdsourcing - Daily Crowdsource

9 Twitter Accounts Every Expert Should be Following in Crowdsourcing - Daily Crowdsource | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
As you know, Twitter can be a great source of news & information, but, as you also know, you really...
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Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded

Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists.
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Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Pitch Their Ideas To Venture Capitalists - Forbes

Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Pitch Their Ideas To Venture Capitalists - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Although it is tempting to overly intellectualize modern-day venture capital, its underlying construct has been part of human society for thousands of years.
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Why Amazon Succeeds - Forbes

Why Amazon Succeeds - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Over the past five years as the western economy and its business champions sank into recession a small number of companies not only did well, but did better than they have ever done. How come?
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Can Innovative Thinking Be Learned? - Forbes

Can Innovative Thinking Be Learned? - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Disruptive innovators possess a suite of skills that enable them to connect dots that the rest of us don't usually perceive. But can these skills be learned?
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How Both Crowdsourcing and Competition Sparked 99designs - Forbes

How Both Crowdsourcing and Competition Sparked 99designs - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
One business may lead to the idea for another, but 99designs was literally created while competing in a unique social community.
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Open Engagement by Chief Executives Can Shape Positive Perceptions of Companies - Forbes

Open Engagement by Chief Executives Can Shape Positive Perceptions of Companies - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
VideoThis week I completed a humor-based campaign for H&R Block, and early on in the effort I was surprisingly reminded of what I've found to be one of the more confounding tenants of traditional corporate reputation management: keep the CEO out of...
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CircleUp: Crowdfunding for the 1 percent

CircleUp: Crowdfunding for the 1 percent | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
It's not for everyone, even post-JOBS Act. Instead, CircleUp is a service to help accredited investors find nonpublic companies to invest in. Read this blog post by Rafe Needleman on Bootstrap.
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Pepsi Measures Online Pulse With Social Media Strategy - US News and World Report

Pepsi Measures Online Pulse With Social Media Strategy - US News and World Report | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
This Most Connected Company wants you to “Live for Now” (online, at least).
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More media 'hooks' to get your business noticed - Sales Machine - CBS News

More media 'hooks' to get your business noticed - Sales Machine - CBS News | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Try these techniques to attract free publicity for your products or services Read more by Tom Searcy on CBS News' Sales Machine.
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Crowdfunding Platforms Raise $1.5 Billion and Successfully Fund OneMillion Campaigns in 2011, Finds Research Firm massolution(TM)

Crowdfunding Platforms Raise $1.5 Billion and Successfully Fund OneMillion Campaigns in 2011, Finds Research Firm massolution(TM) | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- massolution(TM), a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding solutions, released its first comprehensive Crowdfunding Industry Report. After collecting data from more than 170 crowdfunding platforms (CFPs) and other sources, the results revealed that CFPs raised almost $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than one million campaigns in 2011. The majority of these campaigns were in the donation-based category totaling 1,067 campaigns, and North America was the largest market for fundraising at $837 million.

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» Six ways small businesses can leverage crowdsourcing Dynamic Business

» Six ways small businesses can leverage crowdsourcing Dynamic Business | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Six ways small businesses can leverage crowdsourcing...
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Crowdsourcing Demand

Crowdsourcing Demand | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features in a web application is Demand It! from Eventful. The concept is sim...
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The Simplicity Thesis

The Simplicity Thesis | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
The only companies or products that will succeed now are the ones offering the lowest possible level of complexity for the maximum amount of value, says Box CEO and cofounder Aaron Levie.
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Dizzying Use of the Word "Pivot" Explained - Forbes

Dizzying Use of the Word "Pivot" Explained - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Pivot has been an overused Silicon Valley buzzword for a while. The concept as it applies to business was described well by contributor Martin Zwilling here recently. But suddenly, it seems, it's not just startup CEOs who are pivoting.
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Is the "Open Web" in Danger? - Forbes

Is the "Open Web" in Danger? - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Even as the web becomes more and more a part of our daily lives,  there are storm clouds on the horizon.
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3 Features Of Great Startups: How To Make A VC Go All In - Forbes

3 Features Of Great Startups: How To Make A VC Go All In - Forbes | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Hadley Harris Hadley Harris is chief business development officer at Thumb and general partner at ENIAC Ventures, where he invested in Thumb.
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Franchisee Staff: The Forgotten Social Media Audience | Social Media Today

Franchisee Staff: The Forgotten Social Media Audience | Social Media Today | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
One of the participants in an internal social media workshop I taught in Chicago raised an interesting question.
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Crowdfunding: A New Way of Investing Opens to Businesses - HispanicBusiness.com

Crowdfunding: A New Way of Investing Opens to Businesses - HispanicBusiness.com | FirstCrowdFundingSolutions | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding, a Web-powered money-raising technique pioneered by charities and arts projects, is moving into the world of business.
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