Captricity Inches Toward the Holy Grail of Handwriting Recognition, One Data Field at a Time

“If I meet someone I don’t want to talk to, and they ask me what I do, I say, ‘data entry.'”
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Hey Yahoo! Take a Gander at These (Much Better) Crowdsourced Logos.

This time, following the crowd might have yielded better results (and not Giselle).
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AOL Hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in Key Strategy Role

The reunion of college roommates is on.
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News Byte

Security Startup Synack Raises $1.5 Million

Synack, a startup that allows users to crowdsource security testing of their software systems in virtual private environments, announced Thursday that it raised $1.5 million in a seed round of venture funding. Contributors to the round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Wing Venture Partners, Allegis Capital, and Shape Security CEO Derek Smith.

Will Waze Be Facebook’s Next Instagram?

It worked so well the first time that CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be making a similar play.
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Voices

Google Maps North Korea

Google Inc. on Tuesday revised its Google Maps application to add information for North Korea, which has been blank since it started providing maps online and for mobile devices eight years ago, and included outlines of some of the country’s notorious, city-sized prison camps.

Moovit Powers Public Transit App With the Wisdom of the Crowd

Simply put, it’s like Waze for public transit.
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Quirky Collects $68M for Crowdsourced Gadgets

Quirky’s community collaborates on fanciful physical products and then shares the revenue.
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Wikipedia Mounts Massive Monthlong Photo Competition

The crowdsourced online encyclopedia would like to be more of a picture book.
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