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by Matt Manning The rise of the agile workforce – where freelancers, “cloud labor,” and business process outsourcing firms augment the work of full-time employees– has given many types of companies a way to be more productive with lower operational ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on October 7, 2018

by Matt Manning The Crowdsourcing Week DC Summit (their first US event) was a fascinating look at the broad range of work now processed by the crowd. From citizen volunteers collecting data for scientific research to Latin American homeowners collecting ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on June 28, 2017

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 Kevin Dodds After half a decade of ever-increasing crowdsourcing volume, IEI has decided to put crowd-centered technology at the center of everything we do. This doesn’t mean that we now only use external crowd workers ‑ on the contrary, ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on November 10, 2015

by Matt Manning The recent DataContent track at the BIMS conference in Miami last week pointed to some very clear trends in data product development. Here are some of the memes we’re likely to hear a lot more about in ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on November 24, 2014

by Kevin Dodds Crowdsourcing can be a difficult concept to understand. The rise of “private” crowds would seem to muddy the waters even further, but this emerging phenomenon is worth a closer look. Workers participating in labor marketplaces like the ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on August 21, 2014

Businesses based on selling data on a subscription basis are in a truly turbulent period right now. Competition from open source databases and low-cost API databases is starting to emerge and firms with killer workflow integration software are also hungrily ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on November 28, 2012

Last week’s outstanding DataContent conference featured presentations from dozens of companies that are defining the future of online information services. What was so amazing to me was the extent to which the trends identified in past conferences became reality a ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on October 15, 2012