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  • Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

    Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

    CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments” (which is the basic unit of work on the platform). The company says those judgments are “the crux of microtasking”, with businesses asking CrowdFlower contributors to do things like judge whether an image is appropriate or whether an address… Read More

  • CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor

    CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor

    CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor for tasks like image moderation, is looking to expand the types of jobs it can tackle with the launch of new Skill Tests — which, as you probably guessed, are online tests used to measure workers’ proficiency in various skills. Until now, anyone doing work on CrowdFlower had been able to access any job. As people… Read More

  • Parse Adds Crowdflower’s Photo Moderation To Its Mobile Backend Services

    Parse Adds Crowdflower’s Photo Moderation To Its Mobile Backend Services

    The aim of Y Combinator-backed startup Parse is to provide backend services for tackling the “monotonous, tedious,” parts of mobile app development, so developers can focus on what truly sets their products apart, rather than the “really common functionality.” Today it’s adding photo moderation to that list of services, thanks to a partnership with… Read More

  • A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

    A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

    Editor’s note: Guest contributor Jon Bischke is a founder of RG Labs and is an advisor to Altius Education, Fatminds and Udemy. You can follow him @jonbischke. For people who spend most of their days within a few blocks of tech start-up epicenters such as South Park in San Francisco, University Avenue in Palo Alto or the Flatiron district in New York, last week’s… Read More

  • CrowdFlower Raises $7M, Launches E-Commerce Tool For Data Categorization

    CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud, has raised $7 million in new funding led by Harmony Partners with Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners participating in the round. This brings the startup’s total funding to $12 million. CrowdFlower, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009 and is a product of Dolores Labs, prices… Read More

  • Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief

    On Thursday July 8, 2010, residents of Oakland took to the streets after a jury convicted police officer Johannes Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black youth. Race-related riots are not new to California. But this time, the first people to learn about violent incidents tied to the protests weren’t riot cops — they were the Oakland… Read More

  • Inside CloudCrowd: Betting On Credibility [Video]

    As one of the founders of the original Napster and CloudMark (an anti-spam service), Jordan Ritter, has always been fascinated by the idea of combining the power of the cloud and the potential of human capital. Last April, he met up with Alex Edelstein, a former CloudMark executive, to hammer out their next business plan. Over a round of beers, the idea for CloudCrowd was born. Like… Read More

  • CloudCrowd Takes On CrowdFlower To Outsource Labor To The Cloud

    TechCrunch50 startup CrowdFlower has been attracting a lot of attention, even raising $5 million in funding recently. CrowdFlower is a labor as a service startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud. Now the startup has attracted a competitor, recently launched CloudCrowd, which also promises increase efficiency and lower costs to companies by breaking… Read More

  • CrowdFlower Raises $5 Million For Cloud Sourced Labor

    CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Previous Investors from CrowdFlower’s first angel round of $1.2 million also participated, including The Founders Fund, Travis Kalanick, Marcus Ogawa, Manu Kumar, Gary Kremen, and Lorenzo Thione. Read More