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A third generation of Online Marketplaces that combine workflow and networks are changing the underlying economics of many industries. tiffany98101/flickr

Why startup investors love online marketplaces

As online marketplaces mature, a raft of new service-based companies are popping up around them.
Online labour marketplaces are capitalising on increased numbers of “casualised” workers. Victor1558/Flickr

Online labour marketplaces: job insecurity gone viral?

Some of the newest enterprises online are those which link workers to anyone who wants a job done. They’re not concerned with employment or jobs but with “tasks”. These are small, one-off, discrete portions…
Freelancer brings together employers and casual workers in what the market has determined is a billion dollar business. ojtibi/Flickr

Freelancer’s IPO: A billion reasons to care

Online labour marketplace Freelancer.com listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Friday and saw immediate gains on its initial stock price of 50 cents to a high of A$2.60 before closing at A$1.60…

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