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The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet of Things

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet of Things | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things.
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Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9 | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs.
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Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the...
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Standardized Online Classes Would Lead Toward Increased Efficency in Higher ... - Forbes

Standardized Online Classes Would Lead Toward Increased Efficency in Higher ... - Forbes | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Matthew LeBar argues for the increased efficiency that comes with standardized online courses.
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Uber's Ever-Renewing Workforce: One-Fourth Of Its Current U.S. Drivers Joined ... - Forbes

Uber's Ever-Renewing Workforce: One-Fourth Of Its Current U.S. Drivers Joined ... - Forbes | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Uber quadrupled its number of active drivers (those who gave at least four rides in a month) in the last year, from about 40,000 to 162,000.
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iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff

iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Craigslist, ever extant, still lumbers like some forgotten Jurassic leviathan in the fading light of classified ads. But what’s that rustling in the hedge?
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Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away

Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Despite giving no information about release date, price, or technical specs, Microsoft surprised many tech bloggers today with the announcement of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, an operating system and headset for augmented reality computing.
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2015 might be the year we start to get online identity right - TechRepublic

2015 might be the year we start to get online identity right - TechRepublic | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Alex Howard thinks 2015 will be a big year for digital government services and identity in the US. He also profiles the startup ID.me, which will provide identity software for Connect.gov.
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Workestra Turns Your Mobile Push Notifications Into Organized Tasks

Workestra Turns Your Mobile Push Notifications Into Organized Tasks | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 A new application called Workestra for iOS, Android and Windows Phone turns your push notifications from various apps and services into tasks you can “snooze” or mark as done.
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Uber’s Kalanick Pitches Jobs And The Environment To Europe — If It Loosens Up

Uber’s Kalanick Pitches Jobs And The Environment To Europe  — If It Loosens Up | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich today, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick sang a rather different tune than of late.
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Crowdsourcing Week: The Rise of the Crowd Economy - VR World

Crowdsourcing Week: The Rise of the Crowd Economy - VR World | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
In this interview with Crowdsourcing Week's Priti Ambani, we learn about the importance of trust and reputation in crowdsourcing and some origin stories behind these social phenomena.
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Learning Platforms: CrowdSourcing complex Knowledge Work

Learning Platforms: CrowdSourcing complex Knowledge Work | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Learning Platforms: Crowdsourcing complex Knowledge Work
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Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading?

Innovation Crowdsourcing in 2015: Where Is It Heading? | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Ehsan Ehsani, co-founder of crowdsourced innovation platform Ennomotive, writes in to discuss the state of crowdsourcing, and where he believes it will go in 2015. One of his predictions: look out for more crowdsourcing mobile apps.
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Supply unchained: Fighting labor abuse in your supply chain

Supply unchained: Fighting labor abuse in your supply chain | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The persistence of labor abuse reflects the complexity of the problem and its resistance to many of the solutions currently in place. Leaders should avoid…
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How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route

How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 A private shuttle startup called Chariot is hoping to improve transportation options for San Francisco residents, and it’s doing so by letting them tell it where they need service.
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Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers

Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Pixelapse, a startup incubated by Y Combinator and StartX, has been acquired by cloud storage company Dropbox.
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Thousands of Drivers Declined to Take Uber Survey Claiming 78% of Drivers ... - Newsweek

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The accompanying analysis looked at the driver-partner labor market, a comparison to taxi drivers and quality of work life statistics.
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Uber Rival GrabTaxi Pilots A ‘Welfare’ Program For Drivers In Southeast Asia

Uber Rival GrabTaxi Pilots A ‘Welfare’ Program For Drivers In Southeast Asia | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed Uber rival operating in Southeast Asia, is putting aside a portion of the $330 million in funding it has raised over the past 18 months to create a ‘welfare fund’ for its drivers.
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Tongal's 2014 by the Numbers [Infographic]

Tongal's 2014 by the Numbers [Infographic] | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Tongal, the video crowdsourcing company, enjoyed a strong 2014. The company grew its community by 120 percent, completed 270 projects, and saw five of its community-produced short films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Uber Study Shows Its Drivers Make More Per Hour And Work Fewer Hours Than Taxi Drivers

Uber Study Shows Its Drivers Make More Per Hour And Work Fewer Hours Than Taxi Drivers | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The people who drive for Uber generally do so because the platform affords them flexibility in when and how often they drive, according to the findings of a study it’s releasing today.
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The 8 categories of crowdsourcing in healthcare

The 8 categories of crowdsourcing in healthcare | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
In 2012, we authored a report titled The Evolving Business Case for Social Media in Healthcare – a publication covering the range of social media influences on the industry.  These...
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Online Learning Revolution Brings Business To Emerging Markets - BusinessBecause

Online Learning Revolution Brings Business To Emerging Markets - BusinessBecause | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
An explosion of free or subsidised online content is helping to bring business education to emergent countries, potentially opening up careers for millions.
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Intuit Launches QuickBooks Online Self-Employed to Serve Freelancers ... - Newswire Today (press release)

43% of US Workers Will be Self-employed by 2020, Led by Growth in On-demand Economy - Intuit.com
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Cloud computing & big data for servicde innovation & learning

Cloud Computing and Big Data for Service Innovations & Learning
Up till now, most of the adoption of cloud computing focusses on the automation and consolidation of traditional IT services.

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Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Uber is often talked about for its potential to develop a global logistics service, and it is literally stepping into the logistics space after launching a new service called Uber Cargo in Hong Kong.
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