Twitter starts rolling out Birdwatch fact checks inside tweets

Twitter is looking to crowdsource its way out of misinformation woes with its new product Birdwatch which taps a network of engaged tweeters to add notes to misleading tweets. Today, Twitter announced

Substack acquires team from community consulting startup People & Company

New media poster child Substack announced today that they’ve added a small community-building consultancy team to its ranks, acquiring the Brooklyn-based startup People & Company. The small

Brainly, a crowdsourced homework helper for students, raises $30M to expand in the US

When it comes to turning the wheels of the internet, crowdsourcing is a key component of the engine: the power of people can fund big ideas and good causes; it can help you decide what (or what not) t

Google’s new app Crowdsource asks users to help with translation, transcription & more

A new Google application called Crowdsource has quietly appeared on Google Play, asking users to perform brief tasks that will help improve the quality of Google services like Maps, translation, imag

CrowdSolve Wants To Give Serial’s Legion Of Armchair Detectives A Crime-Solving Platform

A new project called CrowdSolve debuting on Indiegogo today asks the question: What happens if you use the “wisdom of the crowd” to solve crime? It’s a marked contrast from the heroi

CosmEthics Is An App To Analyze The Make Up Of Your Make-Up

The cosmetics industry is massive. It's also massively secretive when it comes to the ingredients contained in its expensive lotions and potions. That's something CosmEthics -- a startup launching its

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 marqu

Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Alec Lynch is the founder and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="">DesignCrowd</a>, an Australia-based design crowdsourcing service that recently la

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

<a target="_blank" href="">99designs</a>, the polarizing crowdsourced design marketplace, announced its first acquisition tonight, as the Accel-backed startup scooped up its Europ

Boxee and Redux working to democratize the web

<img src="" />Finding quality video content on the web is <em>hard</em>. There's too much porn, or too many lolcats derivatives, and