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IdeaConnection.com – Access Innovation

This web-based endeavor facilitates access to brilliant minds from around the world who collaborate in select but diverse groups to solve corporate problems. IdeaConnection supplies a Virtual Thinkspace which encourages collaboration and creativity, and provides both thinking tools and a structure for doing so. The implementation of this service implies that you can post your problems online for the consideration of experts and...

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Gwap.com – Help Make Computers Smarter

Google ‘Gwap’ and you may get some interesting urban slang results or an exercise in ESP brought to you by the lovely folks at Carnegie Mellon. Gwap—the Carnegie Mellon version, that is — stands for Games with a Purpose, and is part research, part fun. It works like this: you choose a game (so far there are five), say ‘Matchin’ and you and a fellow internet surfer like yourself will be introduced to a pair of images. You and...

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WiseOz.com – A Network Unlike the Rest

At first glance, WiseOz looks as if it may be a social network for magicians or jesters. It’s actually a social network with a slant towards collaborative problem solving and creative wits. There are several different aspects to site. Wisewits are online events or puzzles which are composed of a series of clues in need of resolution. Figure it out and you could win a prize. Next, we’ve got Quickwits. This is basically a gaming/teaser...

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WhyNot.net – Problem Solving and Idea Exchange

There’s a book called Why Not? Which takes an every day approach to solving problems of any size. It’s written by Professors Nalebuf and Ayers both of whom hail from Yale. Now the book has spawned a web site dubbed WhyNot, in line with the book of course. The site functions as an idea exchange. As a member you can pitch ideas and get feedback from the community. Here’s an example taken from the book: Why not market DVDs that give...

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Aibase.com – A Creative Data Manager

Aibase is more than a mind mapping service, it´s true intention is to provide users with tools and features that not only outline ideas in a visual sense, but also encourage efficient problem solving. The idea is that putting all ideas and information in a logical format will offer users a place to store their short-term memories and let the brain work on building upon these ideas instead of re-running the known facts over and over...

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