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DeskGigs
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

DeskGigs is a market place to Find Freelancers and Micro Jobs Online. Things people do for a fiver. Best available fiverr alternative. What can you do for 5$ - The online community where people...

desk gigsJan 25, 2015 08:56 am GMT694 views
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DeskGigs
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

DeskGigs is a market place to Find Freelancers and Micro Jobs Online. Things people do for a fiver. Best available fiverr alternative. What can you do for 5$ - The online community where people...

desk gigsJan 25, 2015 08:56 am GMT694 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 22
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: are real estate crowdfunding platforms delivering on their promises; how crowdfunding can help female entrepreneurs access capital; crowdfunding campaign hopes to oust North Korea's regime; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 22, 2015 12:04 pm GMT1637 views
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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

The savvy practitioner cannot rely on surface-level connections. They do not assume the sponsor sees immediately that the practice is for them because it’s called “innovation” and they ostensibly...

Doug CollinsJan 14, 2015 12:27 pm GMT924 views
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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?
Report Examines Relationship Between Sharing Economy Startups and Regulators
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Last month, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University put out a report titled ‘The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change.’ The paper, penned by Christopher Koopman, Matthew Mitchell, and Adam Thierer, discusses the relationship between sharing economy startups, incumbents in industries the startups are looking to disrupt, and government regulators.

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Anton RootJan 13, 2015 11:12 pm GMT2541 views
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Fastest Growing Jobs on Freelancer [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Earlier today, Freelancer put out a brief and an infographic (created by one of the freelancers on the platform, naturally) showing some of the fastest growing skill categories on its platform. The company also revealed that 74 percent of its users are 'millennials' (which it defines as between ages 18 and 34). Check out the infographic after the jump!

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Anton RootJan 07, 2015 11:42 pm GMT2567 views
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Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading?
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Ehsan Ehsani, co-founder of crowdsourced innovation platform Ennomotive, writes in to discuss the state of crowdsourcing, and where he believes it will go in 2015. One of his predictions: look out for more crowdsourcing mobile apps. Read the rest after the jump!

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 06, 2015 01:52 pm GMT4354 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 6
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding regulations again becoming discussed in North Carolina; Kickstarter's 2014 year in review; crowdsourcing information about shale gas; crowdsourced labor examined; sharing economy in Raleigh; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 06, 2015 11:43 am GMT1304 views
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MicroPasts Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Archaeological Research
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

MicroPasts, a platform developed by University College London (UCL) and the British Museum, is bringing together academic researchers and laymen interested in archaeology and history to help create high-quality data and attempt to uncover secrets of the past. Read all about it after the jump!

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Anton RootDec 31, 2014 01:09 pm GMT3058 views
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Three Wishes for the Innovation Practitioner for 2015
article Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

New Year aspirations for people who pursue the practice of collaborative innovation.

Doug CollinsDec 31, 2014 12:57 pm GMT1891 views
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Three Wishes for the Innovation Practitioner for 2015
CrowdFlower Predicts Data Science Trends for 2015 [Infographic]
Cloud Labor, Tools

Crowdsourcing and big data go well together. So it’s hardly surprising that the crowdsourcing company CrowdFlower recently put out an infographic predicting where data science is headed in 2015. Check it out after the jump!

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Anton RootDec 30, 2014 06:24 pm GMT4210 views
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upc cablecom and passbrains Team Up for Customer Crowdtesting
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

upc cablecom, a provider of telecom and entertainment services in Switzerland, announced on December 11 the official launch of a crowdtesting program in partnership with the crowdtesting platform passbrains. The partnership allows upc cablecom customers to become involved in the product development process by testing early prototypes and release candidates of new products.

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Anton RootDec 24, 2014 04:10 pm GMT1483 views
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Crowd Labor
question Cloud Labor

We have a client with the need for people to make up to 300,000 visits to specific geographic locations around the country for about an hour and record some information. They would like to use the...

Jeffrey HebertDec 17, 2014 10:44 pm GMT669 views
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Crowd Labor
Malaysia Announces the Next Phase in Its Plan to Become a Leading Global Hub for Digital Work
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

In October 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, announced new Digital Malaysia initiatives to further extend the benefits of the "digital economy" to the B40 and to deepen the economic impact of niche sectors. One of the key initiatives is to enhance the standard of living of the B40 community by accelerating existing efforts under Digital Malaysia to help the poor earn new income via crowdsourcing. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 17, 2014 03:52 pm GMT3866 views
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Crowdsourcing platforms
question Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Are there free forums/crowdourcing platforms online that you can recommend? We'd like to involve as broad a swath of designers and idea-generators worldwide as possible for help with a...

Paul MiazgaDec 17, 2014 03:49 pm GMT1208 views
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WeGoLook Introduces Terry Mollica as Vice President of Business Development
document Cloud Labor

Terry Mollica says: “WeGoLook is the future of verification and on-site data collection due to our unique crowdsourcing networking and mobile technology. Within the sharing economy, we have been...

Benjamin FosselDec 15, 2014 12:21 pm GMT2097 views
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WeGoLook Introduces Terry Mollica as Vice President of Business Development
Postmates
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under one hour. Postmates' revolutionary urban logistics & on-demand...

Archenette EvangelioDec 11, 2014 06:13 am GMT502 views
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Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers Begin Letter-Writing Campaign
Cloud Labor

The workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk vary in experience and in skill, but they are typically perceived simply as cogs in the machine, helping companies complete menial tasks quickly and at scale. That’s a perception the Turkers dislike, and now, they’re hoping to change it.

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Anton RootDec 05, 2014 08:57 pm GMT1943 views
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Crowd funding as a new way for SMEs to attract highly qualified international students to European Universities
document Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The aim of this paper is to present an innovative way for SMEs to attract highly qualified international students to Universities using a social platform to crowd fund their tuition fees.

Makers & BankersNov 27, 2014 03:06 pm GMT9806 views
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Crowd funding as a new way for SMEs to attract highly qualified international students to European Universities
Content Runner
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

Content Runner is marketplace for connecting writers with people looking for content. Think of Content Runner as not only a writer marketplace, but more importantly a platform for managing all your...

Content Runner Nov 24, 2014 11:21 pm GMT633 views
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The Boom Ideanet crowd plays a central role in PetSmart's Black Friday Commercial
video Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

Quality, disciplined thinking from a distributed work force: It happens everyday through Boom Ideanet. Over twenty members of the Ideanet acted on a tv brief, contributed over 200 ideas, which...

Steve WoodNov 24, 2014 04:41 pm GMT1651 views
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The Boom Ideanet crowd plays a central role in PetSmart's Black Friday Commercial
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