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Elance's First $500 Million: A Snapshot of Cloud Labor Today [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Typically I don't like to devote an entire piece solely to the recent milestones of a single platform, but in the case of this infographic from Elance celebrating its first $500 million of work done, I made an exception.

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Eric MackApr 13, 2012 03:23 am GMT6990 views
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site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

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site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

Newspepper offers guaranteed high standard of quality by fully trained and professional freelancers in video, photography and blogging services.

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A Report on Gigwalk [INFOGRAPHIC]
document Cloud Labor, Open Innovation

This Gigwalk report provides the following details in this infographic: 1. Growth over the last 3 months 2. Total number of gigs 3. Gigwalk instant mobile workforce 4. Gigwalkers 5. Gigs

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The Public Cloud Computing Landscape [Infographic]
document Cloud Labor, Open Innovation

Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. So, take a look at this visual presentation and learn more about cloud computing.

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Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream with University Certification Course
document Cloud Labor

The advertised benefits for students include the knowledge to “design scalable applications that minimize local storage and processing”, besides becoming “an expert in cloud computing concepts...

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document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Here are some startups that offer self-service labor: 1. TaskRabbit is a marketplace for people and tasks, it allows individuals to post jobs they need doing and find others who are happy to...

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expertcloud.de
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

expertcloud.de GmbH [German] provides website operating as a virtual call center. Expertcloud.de provides solutions for the limitations of traditional call centers through their pool of short-term...

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Freelancer.com Celebrates $100m in Freelancer Earnings
document Cloud Labor

SYDNEY: August 29, 2011 – Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace, today announced that the site has passed $100 million in user earnings. Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie...

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Getting Started in Crowdsourcing – 7 Sites to Consider
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdsourcing isn’t anything to be afraid of.Using the power of many you can really get things done. It is good to give out, tasks that you know that you are not very much perfect in doing them....

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document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

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site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

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Google Gives Over $1 Million to Samasource's Non-Profit Microwork Effort
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Google's non-profit arm, Google.org, has given over a million dollars to Samasource, which seeks to connect women and youth in the poorest corners of the world with steady work in the form of small tasks performed online.

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document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

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