StartupDigest Crowdsourcing – October 7, 2011by StartupDigest on October 7, 2011
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This week there’s some further bashing of the “crowdsourcing” buzzword, a great interview with the founders at MobileWorks, a new GigWalk style mobile app for mystery shoppers, and the big news this week – a patent lawsuit filed against Kickstarter.
By Wade Roush, Xconomy
A good interview with the founders of MobileWorks and how they perceive the crowdsourcing movement contributing to global employment. I’d skip to the interview transcript part.
From SYS-CON Media
Ok, fair enough. The word is over-used, and I don’t follow any strict guidelines as to what I’ll consider crowdsourcing either. The debate continues over the definition and the taxonomy.
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PCWorld
Well, at least Kickstarter can afford some good lawyers now. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out, especially since there are at least a dozen other crowdfunding sites that the patent holder, Brian Camelio at ArtistShare, could go after.
This is another cool mobile app that lets users earn a bit of cash for doing local work. I like the model from this TechStars graduate that launched publicly a couple months ago.