crowdflower

Appen just announced that it’s acquiring Figure Eight in an all-cash deal that sees Appen paying $175 million upfront, with an additional payment of up to $125 million based on Figure…

Appen acquires Figure Eight for up to $300M, bringing two data annotation companies together

When crowdsourced labor company CrowdFlower recently raised funding from Microsoft, co-founder Lukas Biewald told me his team was focused on technology that allows businesses to supplement algorithms and artificial intelligence with human…

CrowdFlower announces a scientific advisory board as it works to combine AI and crowdsourcing

CrowdFlower is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Microsoft, with participation from Canvas Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The San Francisco-based…

CrowdFlower raises $10M to combine artificial intelligence with crowdsourced labor

Crowdsourcing company CrowdFlower allows businesses to tap into a distributed workforce of 5 million contributors for basic tasks like sentiment analysis. Today it’s releasing some of that data to the…

CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress

CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments” (which is the basic unit of work on the platform). The company says those judgments…

Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor for tasks like image moderation, is looking to expand the types of jobs it can tackle with the launch of new…

CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor

The aim of Y Combinator-backed startup Parse is to provide backend services for tackling the “monotonous, tedious,” parts of mobile app development, so developers can focus on what truly sets…

Parse Adds Crowdflower’s Photo Moderation To Its Mobile Backend Services

Editor’s note: Guest contributor Jon Bischke is a founder of RG Labs and is an advisor to Altius Education, Fatminds and Udemy. You can follow him @jonbischke. For people who spend most of their days within a few blocks of…

A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud, has raised $7 million in new funding led by Harmony Partners with Trinity Ventures and Bessemer…

Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief

7:45 pm PDT • August 21, 2010

On Thursday July 8, 2010, residents of Oakland took to the streets after a jury convicted police officer Johannes Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black…

As one of the founders of the original Napster and CloudMark (an anti-spam service), Jordan Ritter, has always been fascinated by the idea of combining the power of the cloud…

TechCrunch50 startup CrowdFlower has been attracting a lot of attention, even raising $5 million in funding recently. CrowdFlower is a labor as a service startup that helps businesses outsource mundane…

CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.…

Anyone who has played though some of the more popular casual games on social networks like Facebook has likely come across ‘Offers’ — sponsored promotions you can sign up for…