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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

    … from a directory-centered model to a matching-based one; and my company, HomeAdvisor, continues to report significant growth on the back of the matching service it’s offered since its inception in 1998. The reasons that the home services vertical is so readily embracing matching are clear. When variables such as trust, uncertainty, availability…

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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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