The Future of Crowdsourcing and Online Work

The overall market for online work was over $1 billion in 2012 and the top companies in the space (Upwork, Elance and are growing at 60-100% per year. As this market evolves, it’s fragmenting into different types of online work, each with a specific purpose and value proposition.

Let’s take a look at the different types of online work:

Crowdsourcing (micro-tasks)

(Market leaders are Amazon MTurk and MicroWorkers)

Amazon Mechanical Turk MicroWorkers

The concept here is that multiple people work small tasks. The payment for an individual task can be as little as 1 cent. Some examples include: finding company contact information, transcription or really any task that can be done by multiple people at the same time.

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List of Applicant Tracking Software


We prepared this list of applicant tracking systems that you can use in your organization. The most popular software are Taleo and the free Linkedin tool but we have over 30 alternatives on this list.

This list includes details such as the Alexa rankings that indicate how popular a site/tool is, the number of customers, the pricing and if there is any free trial available.

We hope you find the list useful. Feel free to let us know if you would like to add a tool that is not listed. Let us keep the list as updated as possible.


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New versus Old Media Billionaires: Mark Zuckerberg versus Rupert Murdoch


We know that new media businesses are growing at a much faster pace than their old media counterparts. I thought it would be interesting to see just how this is affecting these wealthy businessmen in the media industry. How much faster did these new media billionaires make their money?

Check out the comparison on the infographic below.

Mark Zuckerberg versus Rupert Murdoch New vs Old Media Billionaires Infographic from

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Richard Branson – “One day offices will be a thing of the past”

Richard Branson Interview

There is a huge debate right now about whether working from home can be effective.

On the one side of the debate: Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) recently told her workers that they are no longer allowed to work from home. Michael Bloomberg (mayor of NYC) has said that working from home is "one of the dumber ideas I’ve ever heard".

On the other side are companies like 37signals (of the project management software Basecamp), whose founders wrote a bestselling book called Remote about the remote working phenomenon. Richard Branson also talks in his blog about how "one day offices will be a thing of the past".

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