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oDesk Sets the Standard of Excellence

Contact us at press@odesk.com

Awarded International WebAward for Standard of Excellence in the
Professional Services Category

Today oDesk (www.oDesk.com), an
online marketplace that helps companies hire, manage and pay remote
technical workers around the world, announced that it has received the
Standard of Excellence Award in the Professional Services category from
the International WebAwards. This designation follows oDesk’s
ranking as one of the top 100 private technology companies in North
America by Red Herring and reinforces its popularity among businesses
and technology professionals from all over the world for integrated
project management and remote collaboration.

“We are honored to be recognized by the International
WebAwards for our strong performance in delivering a global online
marketplace for both technology freelancers and hiring companies,” said
oDesk CEO Gary Swart. “This validation showcases the
company’s number one commitment – the success of our customers – and is
a credit to the time and energy expended by the entire oDesk team which
has been the lynchpin of our early success and will drive us into the

oDesk received high marks for its innovation, design, content,
technology, interactivity, copywriting, and ease-of-use.
Produced by the Web Marketing Association, the International WebAwards
names the best Web sites in 96 industry categories and sets the
standard of excellence for Web site development.

oDesk is a marketplace of remote software development firms
and technology freelancers that offers a unique set of integrated
management and collaboration tools to help employers hire, manage and
pay remote teams of employees. Using oDesk’s collaboration suite,
employers track project progress and collaborate with team members as
though all were working in the same office. oDesk handles all invoicing
and payment, making it easy for small to medium size businesses to
access the global talent pool, a luxury once reserved solely for the
large corporation. In addition, oDesk gives technology freelancers the
freedom to work from and get paid anywhere, anytime.

With more than 22,000 tested and rated providers working for
thousands of companies around the world through the oDesk platform,
oDesk is proving that the nature of technology jobs is changing. More
than 1,000,000 hours have been logged in its remote work marketplace
since inception.


Every day, oDesk helps people all over the world work
together, as if they were seated in the same office. Founded in 2004,
oDesk (www.oDesk.com)
is a global marketplace for programmers and technology freelancers that
enables businesses to build and manage remote teams. Hiring managers
can search the oDesk network and choose from among thousands of tested,
top-rated technology professionals in over 50 countries around the
world. Using oDesk web-based collaboration tools, project managers can
visually track and verify all work performed, both historically and in
real-time. oDesk is venture-backed by Benchmark Capital, Globespan
Capital Partners and Sigma Partners.

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