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Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, January 4, 2013
Jan 4, 2013

Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, January 4, 2013

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There's the government's official employment and unemployment report today, but what about prospects for the kind of jobs you do online? Elance, a company that uses the web to fix up freelancers with jobs has a 2013 forecast with a bold prediction: One out of four college students in this new year will earn money through online jobs. If we said there's a machine that makes music by itself, you'd be unimpressed. But what if there's a robot that will improvise music along with you?

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Jan 4, 2013
Elance, a company that uses the web to fix up freelancers, forecasts that one out of four college students in 2013 will earn money through online jobs. Researchers at Georgie Tech are working to create a robot that will improvise music along with humans.

There’s the government’s official employment and unemployment report today, but what about prospects for the kind of jobs you do online? Elance, a company that uses the web to fix up freelancers with jobs has a 2013 forecast with a bold prediction: One out of four college students in this new year will earn money through online jobs. If we said there’s a machine that makes music by itself, you’d be unimpressed. But what if there’s a robot that will improvise music along with you?

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