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Google Launches Prizes Site

Last year Google acquired Slide, a company best known for its 3rd-party Facebook apps and photo sharing software. It was also founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. Now it seems Slide is reappearing in a different guise running the new website Prizes.org.

Prizes.org is a social contest website wherein users can create contests for problems that need solutions. They can post some questions or tasks, and the person who can give the best answer will win a cash price.

Users may ask any queries, such as: What would be the best speech to deliver, how to write a compelling resume, or even ask for advice or tips on how to start a business.

It’s not really anything that hasn’t been done before but there is one big difference. It’s Google, so there is going to be a massive adoption.

In the nutshell,it’s pretty obvious that it’s going to do two things. One, it’s going to allow people to get a lot of things done for them for cheap. Two, it’s going to yet again, drive down the price of services. Logo makers, designers, and planners are about to take another hit.

Users can log in to the website to start creating contests and earn money using their Facebook or Twitter log-in credentials. Prizes, despite being Google owned, does not come with Google accounts support.

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