On-Demand Economy

  • Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part Two

    … Melton, news editor Uber and Airbnb, two of the world’s top-three most highly valued startups, spent 2015 further cementing their status as household names (and the future of their respective industries) by barreling into new cities — and through state and federal laws. They’re not the only members of the on-demand/sharing economy guard to fight legal…

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

    … takeaways: 1) The on-demand economy demands attention. Read any news publication on a given day and you’re sure to find an article on a company proclaiming itself to be the Uber of something. Consumers increasingly expect to be able to get whatever they want — from food to transportation to entertainment to healthcare to beauty products and services…

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

    … directions to the venue, instructions on what to do once they’re are onsite, checks them in, and then checks them out when they leave. The brainchild of Samir Goel, 21, and Hannah Dehradunwala, 22, both seniors at New York University (NYU), the idea and business plan for Transfernation was hatched in 2013. Goel and Dehradunwala officially launched…

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

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report (Urgent.ly and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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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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  • Mapsense CEO: The Rise of On-demand, Location-based Apps Is a ‘Huge’ Opportunity

    Smartphone users are familiar with consumer-facing map services such as Google Maps, which consistently ranks among the most frequently used apps. But companies depending on maps are far more numerous than map services apps. Countless mobile apps that use location services such as delivery-oriented Instacart and transportation-oriented Uber rely on mapping software, and still ...

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