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

    … 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

    … within the food rescue movement. Transfernation enables corporations to connect with local organizations and create productive relationships to transfer surplus food from events and daily operations that would otherwise go to waste. The food rescue effort fits squarely into the on-demand economy: The company has devised a tech platform…

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

    ….” As with same-day delivery, the continuing emergence of the on-demand economy responds to competition in and for the last mile of commerce. As Michael Boland recently pointed out in Street Fight, the on-demand story is inherently local — it’s about getting the products and services you need exactly where you happen to be, when you want them…

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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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