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by Matt Manning One of the most underappreciated aspects of the rise of crowdsourcing is that it’s laying the groundwork for a fundamental change in the very nature of work. The construct of the M-F, 9am-5pm, on-site, day job is ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on January 11, 2016

by Matt Manning Now that the frenzy of South By Southwest Interactive has settled down, we wanted to share some of the new types of projects that emerged in the first quarter of 2014. Crowdsourced Image Analysis: Using the crowd ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on March 30, 2014

All businesses struggle with seasonality or variability in their labor requirements, in one way or another. Resort hotels are busy in summer and much slower in winter. Tax preparation firms are swamped during the April crunch. Alaskan seafood operations work ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on April 26, 2013

The idea of harnessing work as a utility (i.e, like flicking a switch to turn on labor “power”) is gaining traction. Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins recently included it in her list of technology trends to watch (one of the ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on December 12, 2012