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How a once vibrant industry was looted and destroyed by corporate greed and borderline illegal labor practices. First let’s talk about the concept of crowdsourcing itself. Crowdsourcing did not begin as a way to get a cheap logo or website, it’s roots and early successes are actually in the scientific community.  There have been some great success stories of hard-to-crack problems being solved because they were published for the world to see. With thousands of smart people thinking about these problems, solutions came quickly. Something a research department of 20 people had been working on and getting nowhere for a …

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The hidden cost of outsourcing

There has been a huge trend in corporate America to outsource IT and web development work overseas because of the drastically lower rates that people will work for in countries like India, South America and eastern Europe. (This is different than Design Contest and Crowd Sourcing.) Large companies have built offices in these locations to enjoy the low cost of the local labor pool, this can help their bottom line. The big difference between a large company using a overseas workforce and small company or individual is that the large companies usually have management in place to keep things running …

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Magneto Review

E-commerce Shopping Cart Reviews | Home Platform: PHP / MySQL Price: Basic Edition is Free Opensource Download Link: http://www.magentocommerce.com/ Hire a programmer to install Magneto. Unfortunately, Magento is not a turnkey solution. Out of the box, Magento is a demo. Your site and emails are, by default, splattered with references to “demo store”, which is sure to uninspire confidence with your customers. This article is a rough attempt at documenting everything that is required to remove the “Demo” references, and get a store production ready. If you find any mistakes, feel free to correct them in the wiki. Magento has come a long way in this …

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Zen Cart E-Commerce Software

E-commerce Shopping Cart Reviews Platform: PHP / MySQL Price: Free Opensource Software (You will need an experienced programmer to install) Download Link: http://www.zen-cart.com/ Hire a programmer to install Zen Cart. A list of features of Zen Cart™ Allows customers to shop your store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Easily keep your products/catalog updated – no HTML coding required to add, delete, or modify products. Works on the popular combination of PHP and MySQL technologies. Secure – no one but your administrative personnel can access your customer/catalog data. Easy to install – our helpful installation program guides you easily …

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