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No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
article Cloud Labor

Tongal also advises that employers should provide the opportunity for remote workers to be physically present whenever they feel the urge. "This has worked wonders for us, both with the...

Jason RobbinsMay 21, 2013 08:07 am GMT908 views
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No Office? 4 Secrets for Managing Virtual Workers
World Bank Virtual Economy Report: Secondary Markets Worth $3 Billion
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A new study by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program shows that virtual online currencies and digital work now provide real income opportunities to poor and unskilled workers in developing...

Benjamin FosselApr 10, 2011 06:41 am GMT2153 views
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World Bank Virtual Economy Report: Secondary Markets Worth $3 Billion
Outsourcing Via The Crowd
document Cloud Labor

vWorker’s trialsourcing on-the-job evaluations are a first in the virtual employment industry and should help the company differentiate itself from the common virtual worker crowd. Both new...

Jayne AnnJan 01, 2012 04:51 am GMT2653 views
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Outsourcing Via The Crowd
More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
document Cloud Labor

Technical skills continue to be hot commodities, and for 2012, here's what Elance predicts the 10 most promising online careers will be: Software Developer Visual Designer...

Sebastian BlancaFeb 14, 2012 07:52 am GMT2456 views
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More Companies Turning To Virtual Employees
vWorker
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

vWorker.com is an online marketplace that allows employers to hire and manage virtual workers who work for various business and personal projects, including computer programming, writing, graphic...

Archenette EvangelioDec 11, 2010 04:25 pm GMT2076 views
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vWorker
MediaPiston
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

Founded in 2010, MediaPiston has demonstrated solid and steady growth by focusing on producing top-quality results for customers, and by building an effective and efficient online interface for...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 20, 2011 05:18 am GMT5095 views
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MediaPiston
Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

A growing number of crowdsourcing and “microwork” platforms employ unskilled workers in digital tasks ranging from pattern recognition to data input. This “virtual economy” of digital goods and...

Benjamin FosselApr 10, 2011 07:19 am GMT1612 views
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Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy
Crowdsource E-Discovery Evidence
document Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower is not the only company engaging legions of Internet workers. CrowdFlower’s distinguishing secret sauce is its quality-control technology (algorithms and procedures) for filtering and...

Harshida PatelOct 29, 2011 01:57 am GMT2153 views
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Crowdsource E-Discovery Evidence
Tech Company CrowdFlower Denies Labor Violation
article Cloud Labor

CrowdFlower, a tech company based in the Mission District, boasts on its website of having “The World’s Largest Workforce,” performing hundreds of millions of tasks for web-based client companies....

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 04, 2012 11:47 pm GMT2432 views
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Tech Company CrowdFlower Denies Labor Violation
Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
article Cloud Labor

Mechanical Turk is one of the biggest crowdsourcing engines on the Web, enabling entrepreneurs to quickly assemble and disassemble virtual factories filled with online workers that can do the...

Samuel BennettJun 28, 2013 05:50 am GMT1012 views
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Workers of the World Wide Web unite, Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor force is finding ways to organize
Working the Crowd: Employment and Labor Law in the Crowdsourcing Industry
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing relies on the crowd for its very existence. Legal intervention can only buttress and protect the organized efforts of crowd workers; it cannot replace those efforts. If crowd workers...

Rebecca GutierrezApr 23, 2011 03:17 am GMT5943 views
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Working the Crowd: Employment and Labor Law in the Crowdsourcing Industry
Crowd Guru
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

At Crowd Guru, complex projects are broken down into simple tasks and are distributed to online workers or "gurus" who work 24/7 to get these tasks done. Business owners are assured of...

Archenette EvangelioJun 17, 2011 07:14 am GMT2896 views
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Crowd Guru
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...

Fritz SchaeferJun 28, 2011 01:40 am GMT4622 views
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The Real Minimum Wage
Crowdsourcing Links Piecework with Freelancers Competing to Work for Pennies
document Cloud Labor

Because a penny goes further in the developing world, San Francisco-based startup Samasource has harnessed crowdsourcing to make a positive social impact. Over the past two years, the organization...

Samuel BennettOct 17, 2011 08:43 pm GMT4625 views
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Crowdsourcing Links Piecework with Freelancers Competing to Work for Pennies
How and why robots are placeshifting remote workers
document Cloud Labor

But using robots to crowdsource work isn’t just about saving money or spreading out the workload: Even a virtual presence may be more important than a caller in a conference.

Harshida PatelDec 09, 2011 10:24 am GMT1870 views
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How and why robots are placeshifting remote workers
Virtual Employment Agency vWorker.com Changes the Game for Employers and Job-Seekers
document Cloud Labor

Unfortunately remote hiring hasn’t lived up to its potential either. Deloitte Consulting found that 70% of large organizations have had negative experiences and have taken a more cautious...

Harshida PatelFeb 03, 2012 04:49 am GMT1574 views
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Virtual Employment Agency vWorker.com Changes the Game for Employers and Job-Seekers
Why 2012 Is the Year of the Independent Worker
document Cloud Labor

The internet has opened up markets that were originally unavailable and now independent contractors can simply join an online marketplace and upload their details. They can be ready to go in a...

Sebastian BlancaFeb 14, 2012 07:01 am GMT1970 views
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Why 2012 Is the Year of the Independent Worker
Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year
document Cloud Labor

MobileWorks automatically identifies its brainiest members and calls on them to manage the rest of the crowd, with the top one percent of the workforce being able to review everybody’s performance,...

Samuel BennettAug 15, 2012 11:00 am GMT1095 views
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Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year
Lionbridge to pay $7.6M for crowdsourcing services biz
article Cloud Labor

For Lionbridge, the acquisition means a broadening of its crowdsourcing offerings and access to Virtual Solutions’ government services and task management platform. For Virtual Solutions, which...

Pablo BracciniDec 08, 2012 01:01 pm GMT2665 views
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Lionbridge to pay $7.6M for crowdsourcing services biz
CloudMeBaby
site Distributed Knowledge / Reference

A site of cloud workers and employers looking to increase efficiency and productivity in multiple cloud based work environments. "Helping Navigate and Improve The Cloud Based...

Chris CallawayDec 12, 2012 06:09 am GMT626 views
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CloudMeBaby
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