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(CNBC)   CNBC premieres "Crowd Rules", where audience gives 1 of 3 businesses much-needed money. First episode features a landscaper in Houston, a baker in Albany, an NBC station in Burbank   (cnbc.com) divider line 11
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2013-04-14 10:41:01 AM  
Leave it to TV to take something noble like crowdsourcing and sleaze it up.

/is it in beautiful downtown Burbank?
 
2013-04-14 11:30:41 AM  
these businesses are on the show to promote their brands, not win cash.

for example, Terracycle is already an established businesses with millions in revenue and operations in over 20 countries.

the people being "helped" by the show don't need it.

/such is reality TV
 
2013-04-14 11:31:53 AM  

dumbobruni: these businesses are on the show to promote their brands, not win cash.

for example, Terracycle is already an established businesses with millions in revenue and operations in over 20 countries.

the people being "helped" by the show don't need it.

/such is reality TV



correction, I cannot brain today.

/derp derp derp
 
2013-04-14 11:39:01 AM  
www-tc.pbs.org
 
2013-04-14 11:41:15 AM  

dumbobruni: dumbobruni: these businesses are on the show to promote their brands, not win cash.

for example, Terracycle is already an established businesses with millions in revenue and operations in over 20 countries.

the people being "helped" by the show don't need it.

/such is reality TV

correction, I cannot brain today.

/derp derp derp

Still not entirely wrong; each business gets an average of 15 minutes a piece to advertise on a nationally broadcasted channel. They probably get paid to do so and they get three successful chief officers to promote their strengths.

Worth a hell of a lot more than the cash prize.
 
2013-04-14 12:06:24 PM  
AKA: Who has the most telegenic CEO?
 
2013-04-14 12:41:54 PM  

dumbobruni: these businesses are on the show to promote their brands, not win cash.


In the UK, there's a series called Dragon's Den, based on a Japanese show, and I'm staggered by how often you google the company and their site is broken because it's overloaded.

Move the site to Amazon S3 for a couple of days after broadcast, pay for a dozen instances... costs fark all for a few days.
 
2013-04-14 01:03:36 PM  
I'll wait for the hybrid of it and Running Man, you take the top three of Consumist's "Worst company in America" and have the audience vote on which corporation's employees get decimated in roman-style gladiator arenas after forcing the CEO to hari-kari on live television.  You'd only need a few seasons before you've gotten yourself the most watched show and you've fixed America's corporate culture all in one fell swoop.

Do it, Department of Justice.
 
2013-04-14 01:17:09 PM  

Bondith: Leave it to TV to take something noble like crowdsourcing and sleaze it up.


At least the money itself isn't coming from the crowd, like it did with the Veronica Mars movie.

Major studios now know fans are dumb enough to pay both the upfront costs and the ticket prices, without asking for any stake in ownership.
 
2013-04-14 04:20:56 PM  
I like the Car Chasers show.
 
2013-04-15 08:21:39 AM  
i.cdn.turner.com

"I see someone already made the Beautiful Downtown Burbank joke, so my work here is not needed."
 
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