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How big is the gig economy?

By |January 13th, 2016|

With widely varying estimates — one survey pegs the number of gig workers at 45 million people, while another pegs that closer to 600,000 — CBSnews.com explores its true size.

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The million-billion-dollar question: What’s next for the human cloud?

By |August 26th, 2015|

There is great interest in the emerging human cloud market for a variety of reasons. The million-billion-dollar-question is what will happen next?

From an economic, social and talent perspective, there is great interest in the emerging human cloud market because of the huge amount of power and choices it brings to talent engagement. The million-billion-dollar-question about […]

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Crowdsourcing supplier settles class action lawsuit

By |July 8th, 2015|

CrowdFlower agreed to pay $585,507 to settle a class action lawsuit brought by crowdsourced workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to court records.

A judge approved the settlement with the crowdsourcing firm on July 2 after rejecting an earlier settlement effort last year.

Crowdsourcing involves […]

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Another gig economy firm to categorize its workers as employees, not contractors

By |July 8th, 2015|

Gig economy company Shyp announced in a blog post July 1 it will categorize its couriers as employees instead of independent contractors. It follows a similar move by Instacart, a fellow gig economy firm.

Shyp provides courier services, and the move applies to the company’s couriers. Satellite van drivers and warehouse workers at Shyp have always […]

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