Show #77 Jordan Ritter, CTO and Founder of CloudCrowd
This week Bob and Patrick talk with Jordan Ritter, CTO of CloudCrowd, a new kind of cloudsourced labor service. What do you have when you build a system that can take typical business tasks, break them into small units of work, including quality control, and let the cloud provide labor as needed and at cost? It’s not outsourcing, and it’s not crowdsourcing, it’s an Internet-based labor operating system.
In this fascinating discussion with Jordan (co-founded of Napster and Cloudmark), we get a glimpse of what the future of global work might become: where each of us act as our own labor exchange, offering a multitude of services and quantified reputations within the cloud to the world at large.
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URLs mentioned/relevant to this show:
- CloudCrowd compared to Amazon Mechanical Turk and traditional outsourcing.
- The CloudCrowd blog.
- TranslationZen and EditZen – two CloudCrowd services.