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Prolific wants to challenge Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in the online research space

Prolific, a U.K.-based startup that wants to make it easier to conduct online research, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is co-led by Silicon Valley-based Pioneer Fund, and Altair Ca

Understanding the economy of the crowd

When you think about crowdsourced work, you probably think about Mechanical Turk and, maybe, Uber. On the one hand, an anonymous platform where people feel like mechanical parts. On the other hand, a

Crowdsourced data can teach your phone to follow your eyes

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Field Agent launches in the UK as an Amazon Mechanical Turk for field research

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