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Viability, Verification, Validity: 3Vs of Crowdsourcing - Crowdsourcing.org

Viability, Verification, Validity: 3Vs of Crowdsourcing - Crowdsourcing.org | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Viability, Verification, Validity: 3Vs of Crowdsourcing
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Summary This research project looks at a commonly held assumption that crowdsourced info captures more information than traditional media outlets.
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How the human cloud is transforming the way we work

Employers are starting to see the human cloud as a new way to get work done, writes Sarah O’Connor.
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Joe as a Service (JaaS), Work Platforms and the Future of Labor Services ... - Spend Matters

Joe as a Service (JaaS), Work Platforms and the Future of Labor Services ... - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The emergence of WIPs means that there are many new ways of consuming an average Joe’s work, not just by assigning Joe to a particular activity or project.
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Learn Why Your Competitors are Crowdsourcing, at Crowdopolis - Daily Crowdsource

Learn Why Your Competitors are Crowdsourcing, at Crowdopolis - Daily Crowdsource | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
This 4th annual Crowdopolis is already set to be the best Crowdopolis ever. Join us and learn why your competitors are using crowdsourcing. And if they aren't, learn to harness it yourself to get a huge, and proven, advantage over them.
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HourlyNerd Starts its Move to Engage Large Enterprises - Spend Matters

HourlyNerd Starts its Move to Engage Large Enterprises - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Spend Matters recently spoke with Rob Biederman and Patrick Petitti, 2 of the co-founders and the co-CEOs of work intermediation platform (WIP) HourlyNerd.
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Uber Is Appealing Judge’s Recent Class Action Ruling

Uber Is Appealing Judge’s Recent Class Action Ruling | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Uber is appealing U.S. District Judge Edward Chen’s recent ruling that a case against the car-hailing startup can proceed as a class action lawsuit. This comes as no surprise, given that Uber said it would likely appeal the judge’s decision.
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Report calls for protecting rights of 'on-demand' workers - Staffing Industry Analysts

Report calls for protecting rights of 'on-demand' workers - Staffing Industry Analysts | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The National Employment Law Project called for protecting the rights of “on-demand” workers at online staffing and services firms such as Uber, Task Rabbit or online staffing firms such as Wonolo.
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LearnUp, A Startup Closing The Skills Gap For Entry-Level Job Seekers, Raises $8M From NEA, Shasta

LearnUp, A Startup Closing The Skills Gap For Entry-Level Job Seekers, Raises $8M From NEA, Shasta | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 In the time leading up to starting her next company, LearnUp co-founder Alexis Ringwald spent six months at unemployment centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area trying to learn exactly what was holding job seekers back amid the recession.
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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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Services Procurement — Beyond Contingent Labor - Spend Matters

Services Procurement — Beyond Contingent Labor - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The full extent of services spend in enterprises still seems to elude most procurement organizations.
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Software Development Labor Services – New Sources and Buying Channels (Part 1) - Spend Matters

Software Development Labor Services – New Sources and Buying Channels (Part 1) - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
Demand for software development labor services is exceeding supply and costs are rising. We talk about how to overcome these challenges.
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KellyOCG Expands Digitally-Enabled Talent Supply Chain With Elevate Direct ... - Spend Matters

KellyOCG Expands Digitally-Enabled Talent Supply Chain With Elevate Direct ... - Spend Matters | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
The partnership continues KellyOCG’s advancement into the “online talent platform” and independent workforce sourcing and engagement space.
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On-Demand Delivery Service Quiqup Picks Up Backing From Delivery Hero And Global Founders Capital

On-Demand Delivery Service Quiqup Picks Up Backing From Delivery Hero And Global Founders Capital | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 London’s Quiqup, an on-demand delivery service that competes with Ingite alumni Jinn and U.S.
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Bullish: The Future Of Payments

Bullish: The Future Of Payments | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Hello and welcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This time ’round we’re handling payments. After all, what’s the point of having money if you can’t use it?
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Envoy, A Part-Time Concierge Service For Seniors, Raises $3M

Envoy, A Part-Time Concierge Service For Seniors, Raises $3M | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Envoy, which provides early elderly care with a concierge service for tasks like delivering groceries, has raised $3 million and is launching today.
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HelloTech Raises $12.5M Series A To Expand Its In-Home Tech Support

HelloTech Raises $12.5M Series A To Expand Its In-Home Tech Support | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 HelloTech has confirmed that the company just closed a $12.5M Series A led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Upfront Ventures, CrossCut Ventures, and Accel Partners. This round brings total funding to $17M, after a $4.5M seed round...
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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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