After a year of work behind the scenes, Elance-oDesk has relaunched as Upwork, with the company also launching a new platform that allows businesses to make hires within minutes.
Last year the podcast SERIAL took the world by storm. It is the most listened to podcast in the world at the moment with an average of 1.26 million downloads per episode. When you really think about that number for a second, that is more listeners than an Australian commercial radio station.
Australia’s Quickboats is one of the world’s most advanced folding boats. It can be assembled in just 60 seconds and folds down into two portable bags that are storable anywhere in the house.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.
oDesk are setting up their Aussie HQ and are holding two panel events in the coming weeks to kick things off!
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.
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.