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The Lawsuit That Could Help Undo (or Cement) Crowdsourcing in the U.S.
Cloud Labor

A lawsuit filed in a federal court against leading cloud labor platform Crowdflower challenges an assumption that is at the very foundation of crowdsourcing, at least in the United States.

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Eric MackJan 07, 2013 12:00 pm GMT14185 views
Crowdfunding Education Right Now
Crowdfunding

This week we share two unique crowdfunding models that are in operation right now -- both have to do with crowdfunding educational experiences and use a donor-based model like Kickstarter. First up is this guest post from Dante Hamilton, director of the IWN Internship Fund.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 27, 2012 08:18 pm GMT4161 views
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Text of a Complaint Against Crowdflower by Christopher Otey
document Cloud Labor

The full text of the original complaint against Crowdflower by a former cloud worker. See our full coverage of the case by clicking on the source link below:

Eric MackJan 04, 2013 02:37 pm GMT7411 views
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Text of a Complaint Against Crowdflower by Christopher Otey
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 GMT3775 views
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The Sharing Economy Debates Are Just Getting Started
Cloud Labor, Tools

From an economics perspective, companies like Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) and Uber are highly interesting; it’s not difficult to see why GOP candidates have embraced them. By reducing rigidities (like the time it takes to apply and interview for jobs, or minimum wages), sharing economy startups create more efficient labor markets. At a time when almost anyone can sign up on Postmates and earn money as a courier, unemployment can seem to be a truly voluntary phenomenon.

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Anton RootJul 24, 2015 02:00 pm GMT1653 views
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