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A method of outsourcing work over the internet or similar network by appealing to people to contribute to the project independently or as a collaboration.

crowd′source′ v.
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Sweden, July 1 -- The United Nations Development Programme yesterday entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research to further develop and co-fund the 'Idea Board' an online crowd sourcing platform anchored at the Sri Lanka Innovation Dashboard, an initiative by the Ministry.
Dubai -- The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, in collaboration with the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP) and Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) has launched 'Green Deal', the region's first crowd sourcing platform entirely focused on verifiable green initiatives.
This paper proposes a theoretical model of how a mobile application used for crowd sourcing can be used as an experiential learning tool to teach various concepts of environmental science.
Combining the ideas of crowd sourcing and MOOC and leveraging robust e-learning management system, Yurizk Academy aims to bring the sources of knowledge, skills and expertise within Islamic Finance and Islamic Economy to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Many potential terrorists wanting to join outfits like ISIS are trying to use the web to raise finance, it claimed and cited evidence that crowd sourcing is active and many potential terrorists have already netted as much as $10,000.
At an international robotics conference in Hong Kong in June, computer scientists from the University of Washington reported that crowd sourcing is a great way to teach a robot to complete a task.
Didcot, United Kingdom, November 10, 2013 --( TeamSurv, the crowd sourcing project to create better nautical charts, has won support and endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).
"However we love the way that 'crowd sourcing' puts you, our customers and community at the heart of what we do and why we do it.
Ma2too3a, which came out last year, uses crowd sourcing to identify unrest, blocked roads and accidents.
This shall be the main focus, but we would like to have a dialogue with the people of India, including crowd sourcing on social media," Prasad said.
By asking Hsan to do a deal with those threatening violence Jayalalith has given crowd sourcing new meaning
Then there was the change in thinking of traditional enterprise companies, evident in their embracing of open-source technology and crowd sourcing.