• #SFSNYC: What Makes for a Successful Acquisition Amid Local Consolidation?

    … digital marketing are closed for a fraction of that sum. In fact, even for small companies looking to get acquired, proof that their products can work at scale is key, said Adam Burrows, SVP and GM of innovation at HomeAdvisor, which connects homeowners with local home-improvement services. Describing the type of company HomeAdvisor would be willing…

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  • HomeAdvisor CEO: The Marketplace for Home Services Is ‘Operationally Intense’

    … Finding the right person to do a job around the house, whether it is a quick repair or major renovation, can often be a nerve-wracking chore. IAC’s HomeAdvisor has built a business around taking some of the pain out of the process by featuring prescreened, local service professionals at its online marketplace. CEO Chris Terrill says his…

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  • Could the ‘Smart Home’ Be the Next Big Opportunity in Local?

    … online this year — so it seems the proverbial pump is well primed in this area.) The Internet of Things (IoT) presents another interesting opportunity. The inevitable connection of our home’s appliances with an Internet-enabled monitoring system will allow our homes to sense whenever an appliance needs servicing or the household is running low on milk…

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