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McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Thanks to some new startups, you might be able to tap the crowd for your next delivery. But should you?
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects.
3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

3 Ethical Ways to Boost Positive Online Reviews

A look at the strategies some entrepreneurs are using when generating and making the most of their customers' comments.
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys

Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys

A conference in New York City showcases the leading edge of crowdsourcing.
Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Just in time for back to school: an online repository of study guides, flashcards and tutors from over 4,300 universities.
3 Ways to Amplify Small-Business Marketing with Crowdsourcing

3 Ways to Amplify Small-Business Marketing with Crowdsourcing

If you're looking to jump-start your marketing, consider enlisting your online fans.
From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
A New Way to Crowdsource Customer Feedback

A New Way to Crowdsource Customer Feedback

Napkin Labs gives businesses access to crowdsourcing and some big ideas from their most devoted fans. Consider this case study with a Boulder, Colo., startup.
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.

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