crowdsource

  • Dandy’s ‘Picture This’ App Had A 30 Day Development Cycle On iOS, 45 Days For Cross-Platform

    Dandy’s ‘Picture This’ App Had A 30 Day Development Cycle On iOS, 45 Days For Cross-Platform

    Waterloo-based startup Dandy wants to be a place where app creators can come together to ship software, without having to start their own company. At CES this year, the startup brought its first marquee title – Picture This, an app with photo challenges conceived by student and Dandy community member Niger Little-Poole. Little-Poole won a contest and sparked a whirlwind of… Read More

  • Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia

    Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia

    Editor’s note: Alec Lynch is the founder and CEO of DesignCrowd, an Australia-based design crowdsourcing service that recently launched in India, Singapore, and the Philippines.  When most people think of crowdsourcing, they think of websites like iStockphoto, Mechanical Turk, Threadless or Wikipedia. But not many people think of Asia. The truth is, crowdsourcing in Asia is… Read More

  • 99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer

    99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer

    99designs, the polarizing crowdsourced design marketplace, announced its first acquisition tonight, as the Accel-backed startup scooped up its European rival, 12designer, for an undisclosed amount. In the near-term, 12designer will continue to operate as a standalone site. Since raising $35 million from Accel, 99designs has been focused on international growth, said Patrick Llewellyn, the… Read More

  • Boxee and Redux working to democratize the web

    Boxee and Redux working to democratize the web

    Finding quality video content on the web is hard. There’s too much porn, or too many lolcats derivatives, and not enough crazy music videos involving LEGOs. Following John’s Posterous is one good way to find serendipitous content you might enjoy, but there’s only one John, and he does occasionally sleep. If only someone would make an app to crowdsource my web viewing, so… Read More