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Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.

By 30 July 2014

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Facebook crowdsourcing gives lonely boy 1.4 million friends

For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.

By 13 February 2014

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Red Handed app crowd-sources crime reporting

iPhone app Red Handed provides a platform where you can film and post live videos of any crime you see occurring around you.

By 15 January 2014

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Waze beefs up its crowdsourced traffic app

The latest update for iOS and Android simplifies the main menu and throws in other helpful tweaks.

By 13 December 2013

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Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

A newly-published patent application describes how Apple might use information from actual human beings to supplement Siri's own knowledge, or lack thereof.

By 15 November 2013

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Online retailer ModCloth adds crowdsourced apparel fittings

Fitting people for clothes virtually is a constant challenge for e-retailers, but one company says it can harness the data gathered from its loyal customers to find you clothes that fit.

By 2 November 2013

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X Prize crowdsources three contests tackling ocean health

As oceans become overfished, polluted, and warmer, the X Prize foundation is looking to the public to come up with ideas for three new challenges to pose to the world's top innovators.

By 23 October 2013

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Language app Duolingo launches crowd-source platform

Duolingo Incubator aims to help people create new language lessons so that foreign languages aren't quite so foreign any more.

By 10 October 2013

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Crowdsourced space catalogue contains over 300,000 galaxies

Galaxy Zoo 2 is a catalogue of nearby galaxies, collated with the help of more than 83,000 volunteer citizen researchers.

By 25 September 2013

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Oversight: Crowdsourcing the NSA's surveillance programs

Geek comedian Tom Scott imagines citizen volunteers accessing the real-time data store of spy agencies to help keep the country safe.

By 7 August 2013