Archive | March, 2010

28 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

March Crowdsourcing Odds and Ends

CloudFab now in Open Beta CloudFab recently launched into open beta, so you can now access their network of 3D printers. Just upload an STL file (a standard CAD file type) with a few instructions and specifications as to the printing process you are looking for and you will quickly get back quotes from shops […]

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16 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Crowds come in many flavors

As Nicholas Carr recently pointed out and as I have mentioned before, there is no one type of “crowd”. He lays out 6 categories: social production, averaging, data mine, networking, transactional, and event. Each of these “crowds” (and there are surely others) has its own unique characteristics and its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Some […]

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13 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Open 100: Finding the top 100 open innovators in the world

Openbusiness.cc is running a competition to find the top 100 best open innovators in the world, highlighting achievements in open innovation, crowdsourcing, co-creation, open source software, and open business.

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