The modern work-from-anywhere culture — especially in startups — is creating huge opportunities for online workers — as much as $5 billion over the next five years.
Rev.com, founded by early oDesk employees, launched today with its own online workforce specifically targeting those who need translation and transcription services.
Guest Post In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched working Moms.
Guest Post Next year we may not be commuting to work in flying cars yet, but it won’t really matter — many of us won’t be commuting to work at all.
Editor's Pick The two hundred people packed into a small screening room in Midtown Manhattan on a recent Tuesday night made quite a throng. Engineers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs sipped Sam Adams and nibbled bits from a fruit plate. They were there to learn about CrowdControl, a New York startup that is melding human workers with artificial intelligence to create the next paradigm for global labor: crowd computing.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.
Outsourcing service oDesk, which brokers jobs between freelance workers and businesses looking to outsource, announced today it has raised $15 million in its fourth round of funding.
Guest Post As a software securities analyst, Richard Davis spends 200 days a year on the road visiting software companies. He goes to public companies such as Oracle and Salesforce.com, but he also visits up-and-coming software companies he thinks will go public in the near future. In his new column, Davis is going to talk about some candidates he thinks may be ripe for the IPO class of 2012 or 2013.
oDesk, an outsourcing platform that brokers long-term and short-term contract jobs worldwide is on track to claim 50 percent of the online outsourcing market, the company announced today.
Humanoid is today launching the world’s first human brain-powered API for developers and programmers “that actually works.”