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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?

    … Could the ‘Smart Home’ Be the Next Big Opportunity in Local? July 21, 2016 by Adam Burrows Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary It’s a well-known fact: Merchants who built businesses to serve the influx of miners into their communities during the Gold Rush made greater fortunes than the miners themselves. Today, more than 150 years later…

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  • The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services

    … homeowners with local home service professionals. Unlike a traditional directory of business listings, a matching platform collects information about a consumer’s hiring need and presents a handful of professionals that best fit those specific parameters. Thumbtack just raised $125 million for its matching service; Porch and Angie’s List have pivoted…

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  • Why ‘On-Demand’ Alone Isn’t Enough to Make a Viable Business

    … and service provider capabilities. Consumers expect to be able to quickly and easily order local services online; and service providers finally have the ability to make that happen. With a few swipes on my phone, I can easily request a car service from Uber, order a sandwich from GrubHub, book a plumber via my company, HomeAdvisor, and make a restaurant…

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