On-Demand Economy

  • Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part Two

    … and on-the-ground operations in local service areas. In Denver, for example, grocery delivery companies are eying tens of thousands of consumers living in the urban sprawl outside of downtown. Lyft offers services in Gloucester, M.A., less than an hour from Boston, but Uber hasn’t quite made it there yet. In 2016, location services tech will continue…

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  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    … to be all things to all people, but maintaining focus, especially in the early going, is vital. After all, being the best at one thing is challenging enough; being a market leader in everything…well, few can pull that off. The opening panel of the event, featuring ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands, ShopKeep co-founder Jason Richelson, and Swipely CEO…

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  • Transfernation Tackles Food Waste and Hunger with a Local, On-Demand Twist

    … that matches companies that have excess food with organizations in need. The online matching platform is about to go mobile as Transfernation prepares to launch a mobile app in partnership with SocialEffort, a volunteer coordination and analytics platform. SocialEffort’s platform and data analytics offerings will help Transfernation grow and become more…

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  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    …, and providers an experience consistent with what they’ve come to expect from the service. Uber is part of the connected local economy in that it is literally about conquering the last mile. But it’s also a company with massive global scale and ambitions. Plus, it’s worth remembering that outside of transportation, consumers have different relationships…

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

    … The success of Uber has created a feeding frenzy as companies rush to create an “on-demand” option for every part of the service economy. The winning companies are taking common, high-frequency services and making them more convenient and efficient through technology. Yet, other companies are struggling as they try to capitalize on the trend…

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