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  • #SFSW16: Why the ‘Gig Economy’ Is Not The Future of Work

    … #SFSW16: Why the ‘Gig Economy’ Is Not The Future of Work June 7, 2016 by Stephanie Miles Leave a Comment Filed Under: #SFSW16, News In a morning keynote at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta discussed the challenges facing skilled professionals and long-term trends within the service sector…

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  • Openings and New Hires at Blueshift, Upserve, OpenTable and flok

    … VP of Product Upserve has hired a new VP of product, Rosie Atkins. The timing is interesting since Upserve recently acquired Breadcrumb (Groupon’s POS business unit) — Atkins was most recently the senior director of product at Breadcrumb while the company was with Groupon. OpenTable Brings on LinkedIn Exec Prasad Gune was hired by OpenTable…

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  • For Small Businesses, the Tide Is Turning

    …. Thumbtack is not alone in examining small business sentiment. Yelp released its first annual Small Business Pulse Survey this week. Based a far smaller sample of 901 companies that counted themselves as Yelp members, it uncovered a highly positive outlook for 2016: 85 percent of respondents said they expect their revenues to grow next year…

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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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  • 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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  • Hyperlocal Lessons Learned From the Rise and Fall of HomeJoy

    … harbingers of what was to come. Homejoy’s CEO and her story were always inspiring to my startup GreenPal, which is a marketplace connecting homeowners and local lawn care companies. I rooted for HomeJoy along the way, cheering their rapid expansion and massive fundraising milestones. In the end, though, I believe the greater gain are valuable…

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