Crowdsourcing Campaigns Launched To Help Boston Bombing Victims

In the wake of the recent tragedy of Boston bombings, a number of online crowdsourcing campaigns have been launched to gather funds for the vicitims of the incident. Over the course of a mere two days, these campaigns have been able to pool hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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No One Knows How To Get Money Back On Failed Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter has grown to be one of the most popular and wildly successful crowd-sourcing websites. The site has featured a number of highly successful projects and products. Normally, when a user backs any given project, his credit card is charged if the project hits its overall money-raising goal. But if that project eventually fails, does the user gets paid back? No.

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Microsoft Joins Patent Review Group

Microsoft turns to crowdsourcing service to swat away patent trolls and have joined forces with Article One Partners a New York-based research firm that crowdsources scientific expertise to figure out whether or not patented ideas or inventions are as innovative as they claim, based on prior art. Microsoft joins as charter member of Article One's Litigation Avoidance program and global crowdsourcing network identifies evidence which can be used to invalidate specious patents through USPTO reexamination..........

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