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When UGC Goes to Washington

What is it with hats- user-generated hats, to be exact- and this election cycle? Here at Source3, we noticed two significant trends in headgear: the famed “Pussyhat” and the now iconic “Make America Great” cap from the Trump campaign. Let’s discuss, then, what happens when user-generated content (UGC) goes to Washington. On January 21st, 2017,… Read More

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Who Owns The Future Of Design?

(This article was co-written by Marcus Moore and Janki Gause.) On February 24, 2017, Source3 was invited to join A/D/O Designer-in-Residence and industrial designer, Stephen Burks with Ginvile Ramanauskite from 3D design platform CGTtrader in a panel discussion. The discussion took place at A/D/O, a BMW MINI sponsored creative space located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated… Read More

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Rogue One and its impact on User-Generated Products

Reminder: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the Source3 team explored Star Wars’ ownership history and discovered some amazing Star Wars fan-made goods. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story making its theatrical debut this week, let’s take a novel approach to “reviewing” the movie. Below, we predict which characters will generate… Read More

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User-Generated Content Creates Value for Brands and Content Owners

User-Generated Content (UGC) often acts as social and cultural currency that reflects a loyal fan community and may provide valuable information to brands. Economists have long embraced the Pareto Principle which states that 80% of spending is made by 20% of the consumers. Thus, implying that a brand makes most of their revenue through a devoted… Read More

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Data Nerds: The New Cool Kids

Data can mean very different things to different companies. Analyzing data may seem dry, but at Source3 data analysis of unique user-created products can find unexpected trends in intellectual property. Thankfully, our very own Andres Palmiter, Director of Operations at Source3, and former Creative Strategist at Youtube, is here to shed some light on the… Read More

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TechCrunch Disrupt NY – Here We Come!

TechCrunch and the startup scene are synonymous. I am admittedly a very big fan of their site, and have lost many hours (or gained as well) digging through the site and absorbing as much content as possible. This year, we’re headed to TechCrunch Disrupt NY to be part of that conversation. In 2011, they introduced… Read More

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Source3 has a big week at CES 2016! (UPDATED)

Last year, our team visited CES to introduce Source3 to a  number of brands, investors and technology companies as we started to develop our roadmap for 2015. Based off the success of those couple days, and after becoming members of the Consumer Technology Association (formerly CEA), we decided it would be a good opportunity to… Read More

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Source3: Fundraising Acceleration!

I am humbled to announce that Source3 has recently closed a $4M seed fundraising round, led by Contour Venture Partners and joined by Western Technology Investments, Correlation Ventures, Crosslink Capital, 645 Ventures, many of our friends who joined as angels, as well as  Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.  The full… Read More

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Intellectual Property In The Coming World of Distributed Digital Manufacturing

We are certainly in the midst of a transformation in the way that 3D content creators, owners and consumers will interact with, exchange, and perhaps even make physical, 3D data.  Along the way, traditional notions of what represents content worthy of protection will be stretched (and perhaps broken) as the market works to navigate and… Read More

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