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Internet.org initiative radically increases online work opportunities

- August 29, 2013 2 MIN READ

According to statistics gathered by oDesk, if Internet.org successfully extends its connectivity to the remaining two-thirds of the world, the online work market has the potential to reach $42.5 billion by 2022. This compared to approximately $14.9 billion without extended connectivity, meaning that workers around the world stand to gain $27.6 billion of online work.

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You can always get what you want: Uber, Etsy & oDesk Discuss [event]

- January 30, 2013 3 MIN READ

The Internet has driven disruptions in just about every industry, but it has also disrupted something more fundamental — how we access what we want. The first era of online marketplaces brought fast, direct access to all types of consumer goods, including books, appliances, and electronics. But a new generation of online platforms has reimagined this model, providing on-demand, frictionless access to services provided by talented online professionals, luxury drivers, creators and curators.