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Old Models Don't Fit the New Economy - New York Times

Old Models Don't Fit the New Economy - New York Times | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Candidates debate about the greatness of capitalism, or the need to control it, but ignore that capitalism is changing, making a mockery of Cold War arguments.
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A New Large Company Trend in Contingent Workforce – Using Ordinary People - Spend Matters

A New Large Company Trend in Contingent Workforce – Using Ordinary People - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
By now, you would have to be living on another planet to not be aware of Uber’s business model, which relies on ordinary individuals and their cars to provide ride services to people who need...
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Payable Raises $2.1M To Build Out A Payroll Platform For Contractor-Based Businesses

Payable Raises $2.1M To Build Out A Payroll Platform For Contractor-Based Businesses | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Gig economy or not, it looks like part-time or flexible jobs are becoming a more structural part of the labor market. But software hasn’t necessary improved to help contractor-based businesses to manage their payroll.
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2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Are temporary workers turning to online staffing services for employment?

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Are temporary workers turning to online staffing services for employment? | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Although online staffing is relatively new, it is growing rapidly. This survey reveals, for the first time, familiarity and usage of these services among traditional temporary workers.
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Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Howe, Jeff [Crown Business, 2009] (Paperback) [Paperback]: Howe: Amazon.com: Books

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Howe, Jeff [Crown Business, 2009] (Paperback) [Paperback] [Howe] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Could a freelance market find a home in the U.S. intelligence community? - FedScoop

Could a freelance market find a home in the U.S. intelligence community? - FedScoop | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
A Navy veteran with extensive foreign policy experience, a background in humanities and a community of 50,000 LinkedIn users wants to build a freelance marketplace for the U.S. intelligence community.
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Elance-oDesk Becomes UpWork – Unveils New Online Freelance Talent Platform - Spend Matters

Elance-oDesk Becomes UpWork – Unveils New Online Freelance Talent Platform - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Elance-oDesk, the largest online freelancer marketplace company in the world, announced today its new name, Upwork, and revealed its plans to advance a new online platform to support its vision of ...
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CEO Kevin Gibbon Says Shyp Still Isn’t An On-Demand Company

CEO Kevin Gibbon Says Shyp Still Isn’t An On-Demand Company | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Shyp still isn’t explicitly an on-demand service, according to company CEO Kevin Gibbon.
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APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World

APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 That meant if you wanted to add a service like taking a credit card, you needed to code it all manually.
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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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How to modernise the crowdworker economy - New Zealand Herald

How to modernise the crowdworker economy - New Zealand Herald | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
For two years, I have been part of a research team studying the lives of 'crowdworkers' -- people who perform online jobs that range from tweaking algorithms
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ZenHub Brings Its Project Management Service To GitHub Enterprise

ZenHub Brings Its Project Management Service To GitHub Enterprise | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 ZenHub, a service that helps engineering teams manage their GitHub projects through Trello-like drag-and-drop task boards, was previously only available for regular GitHub accounts.
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Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.
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Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Better HR Platforms and Career Education - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Better HR Platforms and Career Education - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
If education is about talent development, we need to radically improve how we recruit, hire and develop educators, and this demands much better talent platforms and human resource information systems.
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Spend Matters 50/50: Work Market – A Provider to Watch in 2015 - Spend Matters

Spend Matters 50/50: Work Market – A Provider to Watch in 2015 - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Work Market is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are e...
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Work Management Platform Wrike Raises $15M Series B Round

Work Management Platform Wrike Raises $15M Series B Round | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Work management and collaboration platform Wrike today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B round led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from DCM Ventures and previous investor Bain Capital Ventures.
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Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat

Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Atlassian, the company behind developer services like JIRA and Confluence, as well as the group chat tool HipChat, today announced that it has acquired Hall, a group chat service for businesses. The company will shut down Hall on June 30th, but...
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Indian Online Tutoring Platform Vedantu Nabs $5M From Accel And Tiger Global

Indian Online Tutoring Platform Vedantu Nabs $5M From Accel And Tiger Global | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Vedantu, an online tutoring platform, disclosed today that it has raised a $5 million series A from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management.
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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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