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The Australian Tech Company that Gives You Two Ways to Make Money
article Cloud Labor

Freelancer.com is, ‘the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects.’ And when they say the world’s largest, they’re not kidding....

Samuel BennettApr 24, 2014 03:13 am GMT166 views
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The Australian Tech Company that Gives You Two Ways to Make Money
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The Australian Tech Company that Gives You Two Ways to Make Money
article Cloud Labor

Freelancer.com is, ‘the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects.’ And when they say the world’s largest, they’re not kidding....

Samuel BennettApr 24, 2014 03:13 am GMT166 views
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The Australian Tech Company that Gives You Two Ways to Make Money
Why Creative Crowdsourcing Is Good For Business
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Technology companies can use crowdsourcing for testing and finding glitches in apps and software. For example, note-taking app-maker Evernote uses UserTesting.com to record users’ actions and ask...

Jayne AnnApr 21, 2014 05:04 am GMT240 views
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Why Creative Crowdsourcing Is Good For Business
Freelancer.com acquires Warrior Forum, the world's largest Internet marketing marketplace & community
document Cloud Labor

Freelancer Chief Executive Matt Barrie said, "We are looking forward to working with the Warrior Forum community to take it to the next phase. Allen has done a tremendous job over the last...

Fiona MaresApr 18, 2014 01:25 pm GMT2544 views
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Freelancer.com acquires Warrior Forum, the world's largest Internet marketing marketplace & community
Leveraging Microtasking and Crowdsourcing Inside the Large Enterprise [Video]
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

At Massolution NYC 2013, Mike Andrews, director of SecureTask at DST Systems, spoke to the audience about how other enterprises are using SecureTask, and how DST Systems itself makes use of the solution. Check out his presentation after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 17, 2014 10:26 pm GMT505 views
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An Easter Egg Hunt with a Difference
article Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

AnswerCrowd founder and CEO Daniel Martin says the model gives businesses the ability to receive valuable, unadulterated feedback from the crowd. The platform takes crowd sourcing to the next...

Jason RobbinsApr 13, 2014 11:27 am GMT513 views
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An Easter Egg Hunt with a Difference
TaskRabbit finally launches for Android, but only in the UK…where it’s now available for iPhone too
article Cloud Labor

Approaching five months after TaskRabbit launched its microtask marketplace in London, representing its first international foray, the company is now finally making its iPhone app available in...

Benjamin FosselApr 12, 2014 12:54 am GMT564 views
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TaskRabbit finally launches for Android, but only in the UK…where it’s now available for iPhone too
Is there a Crowdsourcing Business Model that allows for monthly recurring income?
question Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Is there a Crowdsourcing Business Model that allows for monthly recurring income? If so please share successful case studies. Basically I am looking for scenarios where one can apply a crowd to...

Owen McGab EnaohwoApr 11, 2014 09:55 pm GMT547 views
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Is there a Crowdsourcing Business Model that allows for monthly recurring income?
Crowd Coffee: April 10
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: is JOBS Act 2.0 bill on the horizon; crowdfunding for real estate; crowdsourced flower delivery with 1800Flowers; crowdsourcing names; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 10, 2014 02:19 pm GMT857 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 9
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding

In this mid-week edition: Alabama governor signs crowdfunding law; video game crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo drying up; crowdfunding and politics in China; Airbnb's stance on helping its customers deal with legal trouble; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 09, 2014 02:44 pm GMT925 views
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Ride Sharing Company Uber Announces Manhattan Courier Service
Cloud Labor

In a blog post published yesterday, Uber introduced the new UberRUSH, a courier service. For now, the service is limited to parts of Manhattan, though if it works there, the company may consider rolling out the feature in more cities.

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Anton RootApr 08, 2014 09:27 pm GMT944 views
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Crowdsourcing Applications for Online Tourism Portals
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Ines Maione of clickworker, a crowdsourcing firm based in Germany, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing is being used in the tourism sector, and how her company is helping to connect tourism companies with the crowd.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 07, 2014 09:15 pm GMT4254 views
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looking for case study (website) for my master thesis
question Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

My name is Elham and I study entrepreneurship at the University of Tehran. I have started writing my master’s thesis about crowdsourcing in social businesses. specifically, I will concentrate on...

ElhamApr 07, 2014 07:06 pm GMT504 views
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looking for case study (website) for my master thesis
Freelancer.com acquires virtual content marketplace Fantero
document Cloud Labor

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie recognises that "Fantero is an excellent fit with our Freelancer community. Freelancers are constantly producing all sorts of digital content, and this is an...

Fiona MaresApr 05, 2014 03:32 pm GMT806 views
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Freelancer.com acquires virtual content marketplace Fantero
Collective Intelligence for Enhanced Customer Experience [Video]
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

One company that’s experimented a lot with internal crowdsourcing is IBM. We previously covered an internal crowdfunding program that has been tried at several research offices, and at Massolution NYC 2013, Maja Vukovic, a member of IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, presented a use case of another in-house crowdsourcing program. We share it after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 04, 2014 07:19 pm GMT2791 views
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New Startup Offers Market Research for Independent Musicians & Labels
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Audiokite Research utilizes Amazon Mechanical Turk, a popular crowdsourcing platform, to attract thousands of reviewers in the United States. These reviewers listen to a certian amount of a song,...

Jayne AnnApr 04, 2014 05:47 am GMT1015 views
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New Startup Offers Market Research for Independent Musicians & Labels
The Crowd as the Engine for Enterprise Innovation [Video]
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is helping to drive a torrent of new ideas, as companies now have much better access to ideas and employees outside of their organization. But crowdsourcing itself is an innovation on outsourcing, one that’s unprecedented in the way it affects businesses that make use of the model.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 03, 2014 08:23 pm GMT2617 views
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Taking on the Giants: The Crowd vs. The Goliaths [Video]
Cloud Labor, Tools

Garrick Pohl, cofounder and CEO of Zipments, appeared at Massolution NYC 2013 to explain his company’s model, and how it hopes to make use of the crowd to revolutionize the delivery market. Check out his presentation after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 02, 2014 08:47 pm GMT1075 views
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Critical Success Factors for Crowdsourced Software Testing [Webinar]
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Attend this webinar to learn when, where, and how to apply crowdsourced testing for maximum benefits from your quality assurance program. Critical success factors common to successful crowdtesting projects will revealed through real case studies from projects in different domains.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 02, 2014 06:09 pm GMT2177 views
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Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter?
article Cloud Labor

But even more troubling is the fact that crowdsourcing platforms are hurrying along the automation of more and more of these tasks. Erik Brynjolfsson, a co-author of the popular book “Race Against...

Harshida PatelApr 02, 2014 12:24 pm GMT477 views
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Hey, Robot: Which Cat Is Cuter?
Goodbye Pay-per-Hour, Hello Pay-per-Result
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

Esben Friis-Jensen, cofounder of crowdsourcing platform CrowdCurity, writes in to discuss the common pay-per-result payment method for crowdsourced labor, two things that help make it functional, as well as its drawbacks.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 01, 2014 07:26 pm GMT2033 views
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