Crowdsourcing news update for Summer Too

crowdsourcing Oooops … it wasn’t over the other day when I posted the latest crowdsourcing updates … here are more, just in!
* Trophy Slots Develops New Bonus Level Based on Community Feedback
* Duolingo is Translating the Web One Headache at a Time
* Will crowdsourcing disrupt the advertising business?
* Poptent Raises $5.5M For Crowdsourced Video
* SAS asks for customers’ ideas
Let’s see … what’s up in crowdsourcing this summer


Trophy Slots Develops New Bonus Level Based on Community Feedback

Trophy Slots has developed a new game level designed by Andrew True, a Trophy Slots player and winner of the social slots app’s recent Design a Level Contest.
      The company’s product development strategy places a strong emphasis on crowdsourcing, allowing the app’s community of players to directly steer the game’s development.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Exec Digital


SAS asks for customers’ ideas

SAS Scandinavian Airlines customers can now offer the airline advice on how to improve the passenger experience via the new My SAS Idea crowdsourcing portal.
      The new online service allows customers to suggest anything that they think would improve SAS’ service and the ideas that get the most votes will be assessed and analysed by the airline.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Future Travel Experience


Poptent Raises $5.5M For Crowdsourced Video

Los Angeles-based Poptent, which is harnessing crowdsourcing to help brands and agencies to develop advertisements, said this morning that it has raised $5.5M in a funding round.
      The round was leds by MK Capital. Poptent, which is led by Andy Jedynak, has a network of filmmakers, video directors, and producers who respond to requests for commercial ideas and videos. The firm says it now has more than 50,000 videographers in its network, and has sourced commercials for Dell, Intel, Eucerin, Jaguar, and Walgreens, among others. The new funding will go towards product development, expanded services, and global expansion.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : socalTech.com


Duolingo is Translating the Web One Headache at a Time

We all know that you can pay to get something translated if you want, but what about all the content on the web that nobody is willing to pay for? In a crowdsourcing era, there is no reason the web shouldn’t be translated, even if it has to be done for free.
      Enter Duolingo, the platform that allows foreign-language learners to translate web pages one sentence at a time while they learn a new tongue.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Daily Crowdsource


Will crowdsourcing disrupt the advertising business?

Can the ‘crowd’ be just as creative as the advertising geniuses at Mad Men’s Sterling, Cooper, Draper & Pryce?
      Poptent, a video crowdsourcing platform, announced it has raised $5.5 million to promote its video crowdsourcing approach to the advertising industry. The company says it now has a network of more than 50,000 videographers from 140 different countries at the beck and call of advertising firms that need to produce commercials.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : SmartPlanet.com


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