Crowdsourcing is helping Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd to a bigger slice of profits in Australia and giving customers a taste of the action as well. The Sydney-listed company has reported an increase in first-half profit and credits some of that to its Pizza Mogul innovation (more…)
Alan Turing, one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century is rightly being lauded again for his achievements thanks to interest in his work generated by the biopic The Imitation Game.
His legacy will live on in the soon to be opened Alan Turing Institute in the UK. Its headquarters will be based at the British Library in London and five universities will lead its work in maximizing the benefits of big data. (more…)
But they weren’t the only winners at Sunday’s sports fest. Big brands that turned to crowdsourcing to market their wares also came out on top. (more…)
When the author of such classics as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol died, he was midway through The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With the novel laying unfished, its ending was therefore unknown. But now an innovative website going by the name of the Drood Inquiry hopes to determine the location and fate of the story’s young protagonist. (more…)
What exactly is genius? Psychologists and thinkers still spend many hours trying to pin down this elusive quality and where it comes from. Here are some quotes about genius that may help us get closer to the answers:
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
He may well be one of the world’s most successful innovators, with billions of dollars in the bank, but Mark Zuckerberg thinks there is still room for improvement. So, toward the end of 2014, the Facebook Chairman, CEO and co-founder decided to crowdsource his New Year’s resolution. Following the suggestions of 50,000 people, he’s selected one. (more…)
The medical and healthcare industries are no strangers to open innovation and putting the brain power of the public to good use. After all, we all have vested interests in the outcomes. Here are three open innovation challenges that have yielded breakthrough innovations:
In 2013, a preliminary design for the futuristic Hyperloop high speed train concept was made public. If it gets off the ground, it will shave hours off journey times, ease congestion and cut pollution levels. Now, a group of engineers from Boeing, NASA and SpaceX want to make it a reality and they say they can do it within 10 years. They were brought together by crowd collaboration platform JumpStartFund.
The Hyperloop transport system was envisioned by entrepreneur and business magnate Elon Musk and features a network of above-ground tubes that can send passengers from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes at a speed of 800 miles per hour. This is approximately twice the cruising speed of some passenger planes. (more…)
Stuck for a present to buy the inventive genius in your life this festive season? Whether that bright, creative spark is you or a friend or family member, here are some fantastic holiday reads to stimulate the old grey cells even more. (more…)