How the crowd overwhelmed the British public sector with a witty name.
With 22.5 billion kilometers logged and 100 million users, Waze has rapidly become the navigation app of choice.
And it got there through crowd-sourcing.
“Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world”
Golden Crowdsourcing in the very Conventional Industry
The mission statement of Waze, founded in Israel in 2009, is to “help people create local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone's daily driving”. By updating maps in real time with crowdsourced information from drivers, Waze provides its users with “the best route, every day, with real-time help from other drivers”.
SpotAngels is a San-Francisco based start-up founded in 2014 and a graduate of Y-Combinator summer 2014 batch. The company focuses on solving the car parking problem. While it is still at its early stage, SpotAngels is developing an innovative way of leveraging crowds to solve the car parking issues for car owners.
The #1 marketplace for graphic design, web design and other design contests
How Quora become the #140 most visited website in the world by leveraging human instincts around helping others and getting recognized.
CrowdMed: helping patients to get closer the right diagnosis.
Risk of crowd sourced information