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Crowdsourcing: Going Above and Beyond Consumer Products

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) In the past few years, crowdsourcing has finally come of age as a powerful open innovation tool allowing organizations – including corporations, government agencies, and non-profits – to use external crowds to … Continue reading

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Computational propaganda: another dark corner of the net

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has all the reason to be proud of his life’s crown achievement: the World Wide Web. But he is not. In a series of interviews last fall, Berners-Lee complained that the internet today isn’t what he imagined … Continue reading

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How to Win a War?

What do you need to win a war? First, an army equipped with modern weapons and instilled with high spirit. Second, a vibrant economy capable of sustaining the hardship of continued military operations. Third, strong public support of the country’s … Continue reading

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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Ebola?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned recently that “the death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months.” A WTO official added that … Continue reading

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