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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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Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital

Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Ele.me, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, announced this afternoon (link via Google Translate) that it has raised $350 million in Series E funding from CITIC, Tencent, JD.com, Dianping.com, and Sequoia China.
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eYeka's Creative Crowdsourcing Community Reaches 300,000 Members

eYeka's Creative Crowdsourcing Community Reaches 300,000 Members | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
eYeka, the world's leading creative crowdsourcing platform, announces that its community has passed the 300,000 members mark, now gathering contributors from 164 countries worldwide.
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Cambridge Journals Online - Journal of Public Policy - Abstract - The end of work or work without end? How people’s beliefs about labour markets shape retirement politics

Cambridge Journals Online - Journal of Public Policy - Abstract - The end of work or work without end? How people’s beliefs about labour markets shape retirement politics | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
This article argues that public opinion on retirement is related to people for instance, more people being led to believe in such a trade-off under high levels of labour market regulation.
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Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android

Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
On-demand shipping startup Shyp just made its service available to a much wider audience with the launch of its app on Android via the Google Play Store. Read More
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Uber Partners With Intuit To Help Drivers Track Earnings

Uber Partners With Intuit To Help Drivers Track Earnings | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 On-demand transportation company Uber is working on ways that it could make life easier for its drivers. Earlier today, that included a partnership with Metromile to offer per-mile car insurance.
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Crowdsourcing and its value to business

Crowdsourcing and its value to business | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
What’s that coming over the hill...is it a marauding mob? No. It’s your research, design, development, marketing and testing team. And you’ve never met them before.
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Estella Marie | Online Staffing for Beauty Professionals

Estella Marie - Home - Our mission at Estella Marie is to provide diverse job opportunities and helpful resources for Beauty Professionals worldwide!
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Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York city streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere.
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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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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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There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing - CNN.com

There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing - CNN.com | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
From avoiding traffic jams to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.
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Roadie Launches As The Uber For Shipping And Delivery

Roadie Launches As The Uber For Shipping And Delivery | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 The story behind the $10 million investment that’s launching Roadie, which is unveiling its Uber-like marketplace for the shipping industry today, begins with a shipment of broken tiles.
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Big Firms Try Crowdsourcing

Big Firms Try Crowdsourcing | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
More companies are finding that crowdsourcing—breaking a project into tiny tasks and farming those tasks out to the public—can be cheaper and more efficient than hiring temps.
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The Importance of Mobile Crowdsourcing in 2015 - Huffington Post

The Importance of Mobile Crowdsourcing in 2015 - Huffington Post | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
By Owen Andrew

Big brands have been executing creative campaigns through crowdsourcing for years. For example, General Mills has used what it calls its "Worldwide Innovation Network" (G-WIN) in order to incorporate consumer feedback for ...
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Bug report crowdsourcing - io9

Bug report crowdsourcing - io9 | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
So, I reported a bug to tech support, but they said they've never encountered it before and they can't replicate it, so they asked me to test it on a different browser. So I decided to crowdsource it.
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Freelancer Shares Are On A Tear After The Crowdsourcing Marketplace ... - Business Insider Australia

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Freelancer Shares Are On A Tear After The Crowdsourcing Marketplace ...
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Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. | Online Labor Platforms | Scoop.it
 Today Airbnb announced that it will soon begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes in four new cities: Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. Read More
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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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