Contest articles

Amazon's new promotional tool lets anyone host online giveaways

Amazon has launched a new promotional tool that allows people to set up and host online contests. It’s called Amazon Giveaway and it’s primarily designed for those looking to build their brand, generate awareness or elevate their social media presence although…

FTC doles out $50,000 to winners of Robocall Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission recently wrapped up a contest designed to find an effective solution to combat robocalls – spammy automated phone calls that deliver a pre-recorded message to unlucky recipients. The annoying messages account for roughly 200,000 complaints each…

Netflix to give away $100,000 in Cloud Prize competition

Netflix is giving away $100,000 in prizes as part of a just-launched competition designed to make cloud computing better for everyone. The company is asking developers around the world to help improve the features, usability, reliability, quality and security of…

Will you become America's Favorite Small Business?

Dell - in partnership with Microsoft and MasterCard - invites you to create and submit a video about your business. Win $25,000 in Dell products with Windows 7 Professional & Microsoft Office 2010, $50,000 from MasterCard, and your own online web reality show. Enter for details.

Microsoft announces $250,000 BlueHat Prize contest

Microsoft is turning to the public for new ideas regarding defensive approaches to computer security risks. The inaugural Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest will award $250,000 in cash prizes for the best submitted solutions.