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How fractional employment, the cloud are changing Namibian non-profits
document Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The ability to purchase part of a professional’s time has obvious advantages for companies and individuals striving to be agile, but it is also impacting the ability of small organizations to...

Fritz SchaeferAug 27, 2011 12:32 am GMT2477 views
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How fractional employment, the cloud are changing Namibian non-profits
Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Having proven its worth in high scale, high demand environments, Linux is today being chosen time and again by cloud providers and their customers. Where the likes of Amazon and Google once...

Pablo BracciniMar 28, 2011 07:17 am GMT2273 views
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Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud
Cloud services provider Six Degrees Group launches with £60 million in funding
blog Cloud Labor, Open Innovation

Six Degrees Group is a place where teamwork, collaboration and co-operation drive innovation and excellence. They provide integrated managed data services linking people, places and clouds.Six...

Tonya Van Dijk Oct 10, 2011 12:12 pm GMT2017 views
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Cloud services provider Six Degrees Group launches with £60 million in funding
The (Unofficial) NIST Definition of Cloud Labor and Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor

A few weeks ago, I was attending the NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Mobility in the Cloud. There, I ran into the NIST definition of cloud computing (PDF).

After reading it, I felt that it would be a nice exercise to transform the definition into something similar for the dual area of "cloud labor" (a.k.a. crowdsourcing).

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Panos IpeirotisApr 03, 2012 03:00 pm GMT4405 views
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Cloud Labor Platforms Transform Employment Landscape
Cloud Labor

Cloud labor is quietly but surely changing the way businesses operate by making completing tasks cheaper, faster, and more manageable. Today, new platforms are attempting to bridge the gap between the freelance and crowdsource models of cloud labor, hoping to get the advantages of both and to minimize each other’s shortcomings.

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Anton RootJul 15, 2012 02:20 am GMT5992 views
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Cloud-Based Project Management And Collaboration Tool For The Enterprise, Smartsheet Raises $26M
article Tools

Smartsheet can help manage projects from marketing campaigns to product launches, business operations, sales pipelines, strategic planning and HR initiatives. The crowdsourcing tool also offers...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 04, 2012 08:26 am GMT3217 views
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Cloud-Based Project Management And Collaboration Tool For The Enterprise, Smartsheet Raises $26M
Cloud Shopper: Crowdsourced Shopping Opinions
Distributed Knowledge

Cloud Shopper is one of the newest crowdsourcing websites that may just revolutionize the online shopping experience. Launched on December 15, 2010, the new kid on the block adopts the slogan “Everything is better with Friends” and uses this concept to create an interactive solution for users who are invited to Crowdsource the views of their friends.

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Cristina CaineJan 03, 2011 02:59 am GMT7508 views
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Freedom OSS
site Tools

Freedom OSS understands Enterprise challenges when it comes to security, SLA requirements and manageability. Freedom OSS will develop a practical and achievable Cloud strategy for your...

Archenette EvangelioJul 24, 2011 07:29 am GMT1509 views
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Freedom OSS
Lionbridge
site Cloud Labor / Micro-tasks

Enterprise Crowdsourcing: The Shift from Jobs to Tasks can Reduce your Labor Costs by 30%. Companies are looking for new ways to reduce the cost of getting work done. Companies have hired...

marc osofskyOct 04, 2011 01:54 pm GMT5518 views
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Lionbridge
Could Facebook be your next software vendor?
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Systems management software and support is a huge market, but few if any legacy vendors have products and knowledge that easily translate into webscale environments. Facebook could stand to make...

Fritz SchaeferOct 14, 2011 01:08 pm GMT1423 views
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Could Facebook be your next software vendor?
Seeking a WordPress Crowd Funding Plugin or Server Solution for Rackspace Cloud Sites
question Crowdfunding, Tools

I am seeking a WordPress plugin that can be installed to operate a crowd funding website. Must be compatible with WordPress 3.3. I am using a beta plugin but it is not working properly on my...

Dante HamiltonDec 19, 2011 11:54 pm GMT5150 views
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Seeking a WordPress Crowd Funding Plugin or Server Solution for Rackspace Cloud Sites
Comparing the Labor Clouds of Kaggle and CrowdFlower (from SXSW 2012)
Cloud Labor

This is a summary of South by Southwest’s talk “Getting a Crowd to Work for You: For Pay or Play?” featuring CrowdFlower founder Lukas Biewald and Kaggle founder Anthony Goldsbloom. They discussed how crowdsource work is transforming traditional business and research, provided background on their companies, and offered insights on the motivations of people involved with crowdsourcing.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 10, 2012 01:44 pm GMT4889 views
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Cloud security featured Check Point Launches Crowdsourcing Threat Cloud
document Tools

Check Point has launched ThreatCloud – a tool built into the company’s new GAiA operating system to let users share threat information with one another. The security company is trying to get...

Tim SatterthwaiteApr 17, 2012 11:02 pm GMT2299 views
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Cloud security featured Check Point Launches Crowdsourcing Threat Cloud
Creating a Real-time Crowd Ready On Demand
Cloud Labor

Over just the last few years, the wait times in between assigning a task to the crowd and a cloud laborer actually getting started on it have shrunk from hours to minutes to seconds. Now research from MIT and Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs claims to have reduced the wait to milliseconds, creating for all practical purposes, a real-time crowd on demand.

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Eric MackMay 02, 2012 01:28 pm GMT4587 views
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An NYU Professor Conducted An Experiment And Lost $1200 To Amazon When It Went Awry
document Distributed Knowledge

Panos Ipeirotis was experimenting with crowdsourcing. He wanted to see how well lots of people could identify images. So he posted 25,000 images to Amazon's S3 storage cloud, known for being...

Jayne AnnMay 01, 2012 01:15 am GMT2738 views
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An NYU Professor Conducted An Experiment And Lost $1200 To Amazon When It Went Awry
Visualizing the World of Cloud Labor
Cloud Labor

A deep dive into oDesk's data on the world of work provides some dramatic visualizations of what the crowdsourcing world actually looks like.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 05, 2012 03:46 pm GMT6920 views
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eBay Turns to the Crowd and passbrains.com to Test New Features
Cloud Labor

Turning your customers into a de facto focus group is one thing, but turning to the crowd for more serious functionality and usability testing is quite another. That simple fact led eBay Europe to extend their software quality engineering program by adding crowd testing through passbrains.com.The Switzerland-based company is part of PASS Technologies, which operates a crowd of professional software testers from India, South America and Eastern Europe. (Sponsored post)

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 13, 2012 05:31 am GMT5642 views
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CrowdSource Raises $12.5 Million in Series A Funding
Cloud Labor

Enterprise cloud labor company CrowdSource announced this morning its $12.5 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners. The St.Louis-based company will use the cash infusion to continue growing its operations.

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Anton RootOct 22, 2012 11:40 pm GMT4477 views
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Microsoft Wants to Turn Crowdsourcing 'From an Art into a Science'
Cloud Labor

Microsoft, arguably the most important company in the world when it comes to driving productivity for both businesses and consumers, recently launched Windows 8 and is now looking to get more involved in the world of crowdsourcing, particularly the areas of cloud labor and microtasking.

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Eric MackNov 08, 2012 11:10 pm GMT5402 views
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Is Mechanical Turk a $10 Billion Company?
Cloud Labor

Crunching the numbers to try and decipher how much  Amazon's cloud labor platform is worth.

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Panos IpeirotisNov 20, 2012 12:50 pm GMT5600 views
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