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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 GMT5788 views
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site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

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Gigwalk
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

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site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

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The Real Minimum Wage
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Some Americans settled for a shockingly low 25 cents an hour—while counterparts in nations like India and the Philippines expected multiples more. Of course, the results also partly reflect how...

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A Report on Gigwalk [INFOGRAPHIC]
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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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site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

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