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Investors Must Confront The On-Demand Economy's Legal Problem, Part 1 - TechCrunch

Investors Must Confront The On-Demand Economy's Legal Problem, Part 1 - TechCrunch | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Chances are, no venture capital pitch deck you’ve ever seen had a slide entitled “Worker Classification.” And yet, many companies in the “sharing..
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Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers.
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Osborne Clarke – an International Legal Practice: Important UK and US legal developments for online staffing and sharing economy platforms

Osborne Clarke – an International Legal Practice: Important UK and US legal developments for online staffing and sharing economy platforms | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
RT @OsborneClarke: Important UK and US legal developments for online staffing and #sharingeconomy platforms http://t.co/ajXe7JIIlS @se_uk_
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Did a Human or a Computer Write This?

Did a Human or a Computer Write This? | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
A shocking amount of what we’re reading is created not by humans, but by computer algorithms. Can you tell the difference? Take the quiz.
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Freelancer management systems: Managing contractors and more - Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription)

Freelancer management systems: Managing contractors and more - Staffing Industry Analysts (subscription) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Freelancer management systems are on the rise, but they have their own unique benefits and risks. A contingent workforce manager shares his insights.
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Doctor Search Site Practo Lands $30M For Aggressive Growth In India And Overseas

Doctor Search Site Practo Lands $30M For Aggressive Growth In India And Overseas | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Practo, an Indian startup that provides a search portal matching doctors with patients and other digital services for practices, has closed a $30 million Series B round to expand its services in India and other emerging markets.
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Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations - Area Development

Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations - Area Development | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Once only considered as a last resort by companies to reduce labor costs, contingent workers that possess high levels of industry-specific training are now used by manufacturers on an increasingly regular basis.
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Uber, Lyft could be forced to provide drivers with workers comp benefits - Business Insurance

Uber, Lyft could be forced to provide drivers with workers comp benefits - Business Insurance | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Business Insurance serves business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs, including life,...
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Humanity Raises $9M Series B To Build Out Its Workforce Platform

Humanity Raises $9M Series B To Build Out Its Workforce Platform | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Humanity.com, which bills itself as a workforce management platform we’ve been covering for a while, has secured $9 million in a Series B funding led by MHS Capital.
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Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age

Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 A company taking the interior design industry into the online era, Laurel & Wolf, has now raised $4.4 million in Series A funding for its web-based platform that connects professional designers with customers, allowing them to...
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GrabTaxi, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, Prepares To Introduce Cashless Payments

GrabTaxi, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, Prepares To Introduce Cashless Payments | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-on-demand service in Southeast Asia, is preparing to introduce cashless payments to take it beyond cash-only fares and put it on par with Uber’s frictionless payment system.
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New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post

New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More companies are switching their workforce to freelance. Policy needs to catch up.
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Codependent Contracting: Couriers Demand App Company Accountability - SF Weekly

Codependent Contracting: Couriers Demand App Company Accountability - SF Weekly | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Some of the names of people in this story were changed to shield their identities from the companies they work for. It's last call for...
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Researchers Help Online Workers Act on Grievances - Campus Technology

Researchers Help Online Workers Act on Grievances - Campus Technology | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
While the Internet may be wildly successful at bringing like-minded people together, it can be less effective at helping people gather together to act on shared grievances.
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NextCrew - Online Staffing Business Models

NextCrew offers a web platform which allows staffing companies to A software platform that allows staffing businesses to:

Transform themselves to digitally support on-demand workforce models

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Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks

Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Ride-sharing companies are not strangers to Congressional inquiries.
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CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress

CrowdFlower Launches Open Data Project Covering Everything From Climate Change To #ThatDress | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Crowdsourcing company CrowdFlower allows businesses to tap into a distributed workforce of 5 million contributors for basic tasks like sentiment analysis.
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CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation ... - Business Wire (press release)

CloudFactory Receives $2 Million Investment From The Rockefeller Foundation ... - Business Wire (press release) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
CloudFactory today announced it has received a $2 million investment from The Rockefeller Foundation to expand its SpeakerText service, for fast, accu
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Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers |

Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers | | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Kreative Krowd Launches New Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Creative Freelancers - http://t.co/JQFjltcVtE http://t.co/ebCvx57Csl
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Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA

Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Quality assurance testing is a problem that can quickly escalate beyond the resources of startups and often requires entire divisions at larger companies.
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Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver Massage Therapists To Your Door

Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver Massage Therapists To Your Door | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 As the entire world moves on-demand, it’s not a huge surprise that professional services like massage will soon become part of that trend.
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InterviewJet Raises $750K To Provide Curated Introductions To Top Tech Talent

InterviewJet Raises $750K To Provide Curated Introductions To Top Tech Talent | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Given the current job market in Silicon Valley, one of the biggest challenges faced by startups and established companies alike is the difficulty in finding and recruiting the best engineers.
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The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians

The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The Rounds, the network for doctors that’s Canada’s answer to Doximity, has upgraded its services with a slew of new features.
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Lead Workers, Not Just Employees - CFO Magazine

Lead Workers, Not Just Employees - CFO Magazine | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
A leader creates success through others' work, but leading only employees means missed opportunities and failure to anticipate challenges: John Boudreau
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