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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

    … as SVP of Restaurant Product Management, where he will lead the global restaurant innovation strategy and expand the ways that OpenTable helps restaurants run and grow their businesses. Prior to OpenTable, Gune was at LinkedIn in multiple roles during the eight years he worked at the company. Thumbtack Hires Engineering Exec Pinterest‘s former head…

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  • For Small Businesses, the Tide Is Turning

    … For Small Businesses, the Tide Is Turning December 18, 2015 by Noah Elkin Leave a Comment Filed Under: Features With such a high percentage of retail consumer spending — nearly 20 percent by some estimates — occurring in the last six weeks of the year, the fourth quarter is a good time to take the temperature of business owners. The latest…

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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

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

    … The news that on-demand home cleaning service Homejoy is shutting down at the end of the month probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to those paying attention to the hyperlocal space. Recent departures on the managing team, a rumored failed acquisition attempt, and lawsuits that potentially undermine their model’s viability were pretty clear…

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