Category Archives: News acquires vWorker

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Hi everyone. I’ve got some news to share with you regarding another acquisition by the popular freelancing site According to the news release (below) they’ve just bought another competitor. This is good news for all of us internet entrepreneurs as it gives us an even bigger market of coding talent to dip into. Inversely it means an even bigger market for coders to offer their services to.

I encourage you my dear reader to start a project on today. Start something. The road to internet entrepreneurship is not easy to follow but it is worth it in the end. I personally wish you success, and if you need advice or a helpful and supporting word I’m always available. You can find my contact info in the About section of this blog.

For those of you who are interested here is the official news release: is proud to announce that we have just acquired vWorker!

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who have been paid over US$139 million through the site from 1.3 million projects.

Founded by Ian Ippolito in 2001 originally as, the marketplace was one of the earliest companies of its kind in the world. It rapidly developed an exceptional reputation for attracting quality programmers and grew at an astonishing pace. From 2007 to 2010 was named by Inc. magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the USA. In 2010, Entrepreneur Magazine called RentACoder “one of the hundred smartest, most innovative, hands-down brilliant companies on our radar”.

Originally focusing on programming and IT-based work, in 2010 the site expanded to include a wide selection of work categories including graphic design, writing and more. To reflect this expansion, the company changed its name to vWorker – short for “virtual worker”.

Over the next few days, we will be migrating vWorker users onto This is great news for our existing users as it makes the world’s largest marketplace even stronger with over 6.6 million professionals! This means more employers, more freelancers, and more opportunities. Current employers will see greater variety and competition among freelancers in the marketplace, while current freelancers will see a marked increase in the amount of work available on the site.

To celebrate this milestone for the Freelancer community we’d like to offer you:

1 FREE Featured project upgrade + 3,000 Freelancer Credits

There has never been a better time to get work done on Freelancer, so why not post a project now!?
Post a Project FREE now!
Matt Barrie

Questrade IQ Mobile: smart phone apps for Apple and Android now available

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Ahoy there! Alan here. It’s been a long time since I posted about my current stock broker (Questrade), but I just found out yesterday that they’ve just released their IQ Mobile trading platform. I thought I’d also let you all know as well. This is pretty neat! Once I get my new android (or iPhone 5 perhaps) phone I definitely plan to make use of it.

So now Canada’s cheapest stock broker has the full suite of trading platforms that the other major stock brokers already have. Job well done Questrade!

That does it for this brief news post.

Happy – stock – trading everyone!


Alan Acquires Scriptlance

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Hi everyone. I’ve got some news to share with you. has acquired Scriptlance. I used Scriptlance quite a few times and they had a great platform in place. I can’t say that I’ve used for any projects yet, but I did browse around their site and I do like their interface. I’ve referred a few developers and users to their site as well and so far nobody has contacted me saying that they were not satisfied with their experience, so I think it should be pretty safe to use Freelancer.

This acquisition means that the previous Scriptlance page will be taken offline and all existing Scriptlance Clients and Coders (developers) will be imported into the site.

What this means for all you previous Scriptlance affiliates is that you’ll have to signup for an affiliate account with now and change over your links. A bit of a pain in the backside but *shrug* what can you do, that’s life sometimes.

Good luck to you all,

Alan out

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Audit the Fed!

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Good news for a change…

WASHINGTON, July 24 – Congressman Ron Paul today applauded the passage by the House of Representatives of H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act.  The bill, which calls for a full audit of the Federal Reserve System– including its lending facilities and critical monetary policy operations– passed overwhelmingly by a bipartisan vote of 327-98.

“I am very pleased that the House passed my Audit the Fed legislation today,” Congressman Paul stated.  “It has been a long, hard fight, but Congress finally is getting serious about exercising its oversight responsibility over the Federal Reserve.  Auditing the Fed is a common sense issue supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people.  The Fed’s trillions of dollars worth of asset purchases and its ongoing support of foreign central banks cannot be allowed to continue without Congressional oversight.  Today’s passage of H.R. 459 is a good first step towards full Fed transparency, and I hope that the Senate will consider the bill before the end of the year.”



Feds Call Full-Tilt Poker a ‘Global Ponzi Scheme’

I was quite shocked when I heard this but the popular (and heavily advertised) poker website Full-Tilt Poker was sued today by the US government, following an investigation that revealed it to be a massive Ponzi Scheme. The principals in the company set up a complicated system to direct funds from subscribers’ poker accounts into their own bank accounts. This was in contravention of their own claim that users’ money was untouched. Players’ accounts amounted to $390 million, but the company only has $60 million in the bank, having over time distributed $440 million to its own directors and executives.

I have been one of their affiliate for a long time and this news just hurts. I sucks to hear that a company whose products you’ve promoted turned out to be a big scam. I hope the directors and executives connected with full tilt poker get what they deserve – a nice long jail sentence. I do also hope that their assets get frozen and used to pay back the players they defrauded.

To those of you who signed up as a full tilt poker affiliate as a result of my site(s) I gravely apologize. I had no way of knowing full tilt poker was a ponzi scheme and I assure you I never had any bad intentions.


–Edit– Look like Full Tilt Poker is back! They’re now owned by PokerStars, so if you join the full tilt poker affiliate program you won’t be dealing with the old full tilt poker crew. Hopefully this means a clean start and no more future funny business.

The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession and Depression

< Just released:
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by Martin D. Weiss!

Dr. Weiss has just released his new book — The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession and Depression — and already it has soared to the top of the charts on Amazon.

In this fully updated and expanded edition of his latest New York Times bestseller, Dr. Weiss shows you …

  • Why even the shocking trillions in bailouts and guarantees Washington has handed out have not been enough to prevent a new debt crisis (page 31) …
  • Why Wall Street cheerleaders, top economists and our leaders have been so wrong at every stage of this crisis — and why listening to them now could cost you up to half your wealth in 2011-2012 (page 38) …
  • What REALLY can happen if your bank fails — what the FDIC insurance covers and what it does NOT cover … why many depositors could be very disappointed (Chapter 6) …
  • How to find safe insurance companies, the best life insurance policies and the best annuities. What insurance agents never tell you … policies nobody needs but almost everybody buys … plus much more (Chapters 7, 8 and 9) …
  • The ultimate alternative ETFs for reaping wealth in the worst of times. Follow these steps to help protect your portfolio and reap far larger potential gains (Chapter 11) …
  • 3 shocking reasons why Wall Street ratings on stocks and bonds are dangerous. Hidden conflicts of interest, bias, payola, cover-ups and scams that could lure you into deadly investments (page 41) …
  • Your home loses another 20% of its value — but THIS investment wipes out your loss or even hands you a profit. The five-step hedging strategy every homeowner should be using now (page 173) …
  • 5 easy ways to spot the REAL bottom in stocks and bonds — and use it to help pile up massive wealth in a recovery (page 193) …
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