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4 Crowdsourced Competitions to Help You Create New Mobile Experiences
We talk about it a ton on the TopCoder Blog: The surest way to succeed in mobile innovation is to change the user experience and to make it better, faster, or smarter for the individual end-users. And even though Google Glass is on the horizon and companies are already creating niche user experiences with wearable headsets - like this gorgeous wearable created for cyclists, runners, and more seen
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What Value Creation Will Look Like in the Future
This post was written by TopCoder founder Jack Hughes and originally ran on the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Blog Network. Organizations have nearly perfected implementing the industrial model of managing work — the effort applied toward completing a task. For individuals, this model ensures that we know what we're supposed to do each day. For organizations, it guarantees predictability and
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The One Tweet that Explains How Open Innovation Works
You might find this trite, you may find this simplistic. If you are searching for posts that detail logistically how Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing work and best practices to follow and master, may we suggest: 3 Crucial Things: What You are Really After in Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing 4 Things to NEVER Do When Managing an Open Innovation Competition The Evolution of Crowdsourcing: Open
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Why the Dallas Mavericks are Crowdsourcing their Next Logo and How they Could Have Done it Better
Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks (NBA basketball) energetic and unapologetic owner, has caused quite the stir with one simple blog post. The premise: Help the Mavs design their new uniforms. Who can participate? Anyone and everyone. Yes, Crowdsourcing isn't new at this point and we have all now seen, for several years running, the Doritos "Crash the Superbowl" winning submissions aired during the
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How to Take Your Mobile Application Strategy Global, Faster
Culture; it’s a funny thing. What is popular in one nation, heck even in one region of a single nation, might be wildly un-popular in the next. For instance my college roommate loved the band Rush, and he wasn’t even Canadian. A more serious and simpler example is the meaning of color (what it represents) throughout varied cultures and societies. Just look at our usage of the color red in
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Pro Sports and the Quantified Self: Why This Has Nothing to Do With Moneyball
The Buffalo Bills made headlines in the NFL circuit at the end of the last regular season - after making few headlines during the year - stating that their executive team was creating a dedicated advanced analytics wing to embrace this new era of Big Data. The announcement was met with some early criticism; mostly focusing on the dynamism that is pro football versus the celebrated success of
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4 Things to Never Do When Managing Open Innovation Competitions
We hear a lot of talk in the greater Open Innovation "space" that is often quite esoteric in nature. Rhetoric that talks of the wonders of the wisdom of the crowd, yet fails to offer a sincere level of granularity as to what really makes an Open Innovation community "tick" or how to manage an Open Innovation process so that you can achieve scale. After all, if you are entering Open Innovation to
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Legacy System Modernization: Achieving the Complex via Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing
At this point, I believe most people are well versed on the notion of utilizing Crowdsourcing for design needs. Need a logo, or icon set; host a competition, post a purposeful prize on the right platform hooked to the right community of creatives and likely you will receive scores of different looks in a time-boxed time frame. In the grand spectrum of Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, these types
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Innovation Alert: The Shoe that Powers Your Cell Phone
Imagine strolling down the canals of New York City with a giant, perfectly folded slice of NY pizza in hand. As you devour that wonderfully crispy, yet gooey triangle of happiness, a dreadful thought enters your happy place. Your cell phone is almost dead and, well you need it because it does everything! Then you remember; "Wait, aren't I wearing my shoes that have been generating electricity the
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3 Huge Things Big Data and Open Innovation Challenges are Helping to Transform
You've likely read enough blogs to fill a digital library focused on what Big Data was about to help humanity accomplish. We are guilty as charged here on the TopCoder blog as we've shared such tales, even illuminating how Big Data will soon improve your golf game (Fore!). It's fun to envision the 'what ifs' of technology, but it's also supremely important to spend time with two feet on the
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