Weather Underground is an app from The Weather Channel to, well, tell you what it’s like outside.
Updated November 19 with a quote from Google Ventures
As enterprises generate increasingly larger mountains of data, they often turn to powerful software to make sense of it all. But big data tools aren’t always enough; some tasks require actual human input.
A new Apple patent details how Siri, the company’s digital assistant, could use crowdsourcing to provide smarter, human-powered answers in the future. The patent, however, sounds almost exactly like what existing crowdsourced search engine ChaCha is doing today.
Navigating and biking at the same time can be challenging and unsafe, which is the problem Hammerhead is trying to solve. Its device mounts on your handlebars and gives you turn-by-turn directions using LED lights.
In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.
The companies hope TopCoder’s skilled community will meld with CloudSpokes’ delivery model to form a two-headed beast of efficient business and beautiful code.
Guest Post Your startup could avoid spending a lot of money if you crowdsource your needs at the beginning.
FeeX has built a platform for crowdsourcing financial intelligence. Today it announced closing $3 million led by Blumberg Capital.
Clearly, this crowdsourcing success story wants to go global.
Crowdroaming is a European startup that lets locals share their unused data allowances with travelers, so the travelers get free Wi-Fi.
Ferris automatically connects user-generated video clips based on user, location, date and time, hashtag, and category to create a single stream of any given experience.
FlipOver.org is a crowd funding and crowd sourcing platform that empowers social entrepreneurs to create change in communities around the world.
Could this help Apple’s mapping woes?
Editor’s Pick “The Samsung Galaxy S4 can already collect basically all the information that our current weather stations monitor,” Nicholas, told me. “And in the next 24 months … everyone will have a very very functional weather station in their pocket.”
BackOps provides cloud-based accounting, HR, and finance services for small businesses with a combination of software and crowdsourced team of ’riveters.’
Fiverr “reinvented” itself today, keeping the five but adding two zeroes behind it as the everything-for-five-dollars marketplace goes upscale, seeking to power the emerging “gig economy.”
“We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further use in biodiversity and conservation research. Along the way, you will possibly be finding species that have never been observed anywhere else!”
Guest Post Like with many crowdsourcing-related activities, individuals are good at providing information or reporting events, but it is the next stage — taking action — where things often fall apart.
A crowdsourced attempt to identify suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing failed to finger the suspects that the FBI considers most important.
CrowdMed is a crowdsourced medical diagnosis platform. The company participated in the most recent Y Combinator class and launched publicly today with $1.1M in funding from top-tier investors.
Editor’s Pick Gustin is a San Francisco menswear line using crowdsourcing to redefine the way clothing is designed, created, and sold.
“We’re letting people program Wikipedia unsupervised,” Harihareswara wrote. ” Anyone can write a chunk of code to be included in an article that will be seen by millions of people, often without much review.”
With their new partnership, Sunglass and DIYRockets are showing why the future of rockets may just be crowd-sourced.
Editor’s Pick Is Pro Tools music software or design software? Looks like 99designs and Avid are setting up for a face-off over exactly that question.
Tongal lets amateurs offer ideas for ads for big brands.
Kickstarter released it’s “best-of” list for 2012, and the numbers are shocking. 2,41 million people funded at least one project, pledging a total of $319 million — over $600 per minute over the course of the year. And 18,109 projects were successfully funded.
The Apple acquisition rumor this week was Waze, the crowdsourced mapping and traffic app. The only problem? Waze would only slow Apple down. There is a company, however, that could help Apple almost immediately.
Sponsored Post With this VB Store time-limited promotion is that you can get $140 worth of crowdsourcing credit and upgrades for your next 99designs design contest for only $40.
Editor’s Pick InfoArmy raises $17.3 million to crowd source business intelligence.
Icelanders have crowdsourced a draft of their national constitution. But it appears to have a number of contradictory statements.
Merjerz has built a website to bring together acquirers with desirable startups — it’s like dating site for M&A. Anyone can lend their expertise to the process by reviewing a startup, and offering their take on the company culture, the market opportunity, and more.
Through its game GreenSpace, RocketOwl hopes to educate people on social causes and help the environment.
PC software maker Soluto has launched a new tool called Quick Question that makes it easier than ever to ask a friend or family member for tech help.
Collins Dictionary has been deciding what counts as proper English since 1819. Now, after almost 200 years going it alone, it’s looking for a little help … from everyone.
Just in time for the Summer driving season, driving app Waze is today embarking on bold new territory: crowdsourcing the best gas prices.
Editor's Pick The two hundred people packed into a small screening room in Midtown Manhattan on a recent Tuesday night made quite a throng. Engineers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs sipped Sam Adams and nibbled bits from a fruit plate. They were there to learn about CrowdControl, a New York startup that is melding human workers with artificial intelligence to create the next paradigm for global labor: crowd computing.
The British government wants to open up and get the public more involved in policy-making, and it is bringing on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as an unpaid advisor on the initiative.
Thanks to its popular crowdsourced navigation app, Waze is sitting on a pile of valuable traffic data. Today the company announced an intriguing use for that data goldmine: powering your local TV station’s traffic reports.