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  1. Polaris hires Pfizer general counsel Schulman as venture partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PE Hub

    ... the portfolio." With the hiring of Schulman, Polaris has four venture partners, including Gary Swart , former CEO of oDesk, who will start in September. Also, Pat Kinsel, former co-founder and CEO of search technology firm Spindle, was promoted to ...

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  2. How Pinoy earned P7.5-M from freelance work just 1 yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 26 | ABS-CBN News

    ... average of P20,547 a day, while a writer from Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental earned P2.6 million last year. Elance and oDesk, which merged two months ago, are web-based freelancing platforms where companies can hire freelance workers of all kinds ...

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  3. Duolingo offers language-certification tests via mobile devicesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Los Angeles Times

    ... if a student cheated. For the launch of Test Center, Duolingo has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University, ODesk and Google. As Duolingo's first academic partner, Carnegie Mellon University will be assessing Test Center's effectiveness in ...

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  4. TaskRabbit ReduxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | New Yorker

    ... termed "service networking"-a friendly-sounding buzz phrase that refers to online marketplaces for labor. Elance and oDesk connect remote freelancers with businesses. TopCoder hosts computer-programming contests. Amazon's Mechanical Turk lets people ...

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  5. How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 15 | The Miami Herald

    ... about $30 a press release. Rather than spend half a day on the task, hiring it out is worth the expense. Elance and oDesk (which merged in 2013) are two of the most popular marketplaces for employers to connect with talent on an as-needed basis. ...

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  6. Millennials are shunning full-time jobs and creating their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 4 | Detroit Free Press

    ... If a survey conducted in May 2013 by research and management firm Millennial Branding and online freelance marketplace oDesk is to be trusted, any urban locale with a growing millennial set will experience an increase in those who identify as ...

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  7. Fiverr: writing work your wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 30 | Examiner.com

    ... more ways to make a living online, from posting ads on Craigslist to finding clients through bid sites like Elance and oDesk . There is another player that has been making waves, attracting a large volume of writers and clients alike. Fiverr .com ...

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  8. Is Freelancing Beneficial to Businesses?Read the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 | The Motley Fool

    ... on a laptop to make a deadline. This scene is now a widely accepted norm, according to freelancer marketplace Elance-oDesk. Recently, the company that connects businesses with freelancers from around the world released a comprehensive report on the ...

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  9. Aussie Startup Expert360, Aims to Disrupt the Consulting IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2014 | Forbes.com

    ... Expert360 is a web platform that connects top-level consultants to mid-size clients around the world. Think oDesk for consultants. Consultants range from retired CEOs and CFOs to lawyers and supply chain experts and can charge as little as an hour ...

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  10. Former oDesk boss Gary Swart takes spot at Polaris PartnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Business Journal

    Swart, who lost his corner office when oDesk merged late last year with Elance, will be a venture partner in Polaris' San Francisco office.

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  11. Tech Industry Veteran Gary Swart to Join Polaris PartnersRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2014 | Venture Capital Access Online

    ... Partner, based out of its San Francisco office. Swart comes to Polaris after a highly-successful tenure as the CEO of oDesk, the world's largest online workplace, where he grew the business to more than $1 billion in work flowing through its ...

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  12. Former oDesk boss Gary Swart takes spot at Polaris PartnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Business Journal

    Swart, who lost his corner office when oDesk merged late last year with Elance, will be a venture partner in Polaris' San Francisco office.

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  13. Polaris names new venture partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | PE Hub

    Polaris Partners said Wednesday that it has hired Gary Swart as a venture partner. Previously, Polaris was the CEO of oDesk . June 18, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - - Polaris Partners today announced that veteran technology executive Gary Swart will ...

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  14. Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary SwartRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | TechCrunch

    Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first venture partner focused on technology on the West Coast.

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  15. a Telecommuting on steroidsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Serge Knystautas, founder and CEO of PrestoSports, turned to oDesk, an online platform for hiring, managing and paying remote freelance workers of all kinds.

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  16. Elance-oDesk flings open the doors to a massive digital workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... it hard to lure such in-demand workers when he couldn't promise them a steady paycheck. So Knystautas turned to oDesk, an online platform for hiring, managing and paying remote freelance workers of all kinds. From his Rockville, Md., headquarters, ...

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  17. Crackdown leaves firms wary of freelancersRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2014 | Business Insurance

    ... think they enjoy the flexibility of freelancing," said founder and Chief Executive Marc Perry, who turns to sites like oDesk for the talent he needs to keep his traffic at 1.2 million page views a month. Someday, the former hedge-fund investment ...

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  18. Crackdown leaves employers wary of 'misclassification'Read the original story

    Jun 9, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

    ... think they enjoy the flexibility of freelancing," said founder and Chief Executive Marc Perry, who turns to sites like oDesk for the talent he needs to keep his traffic at 1.2 million page views a month. Someday, the former hedge-fund investment ...

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  19. Elance-oDesk links freelancers to jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2014 | SFGate

    ... compete against cheaper overseas workers. Elance of Mountain View recently finalized a merger with its chief rival oDesk, located down the road in Redwood City, and released a report on the combined company, which connects workers and companies in ...

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  20. The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Do From HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... workers because they need work done on demand, typically for a short stint. In those cases, a marketplace like Elance-oDesk becomes like the Amazon Prime for jobs. It's a win for both the employer, who can hire on an as-needed basis, and for the ...

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