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  • On-Demand Services and Apps Becoming Inevitable Tools for Reaching Customers

    … support them. “Five or six years ago, this type of service might not have been possible,” says Holger Luedorf, senior vice president of business with on-demand delivery service Postmates. His company uses a network of couriers along with its app and software to deliver products from local stores to customers within one hour of ordering. Luedorf…

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  • 5 On-Demand Apps for Emergency Services

    … of help in urgent situations using the same mobile on-demand technology as ride sharing services and food delivery apps. More than half (53%) of smartphones owners have used their devices in emergency situations. While dialing 911 is the correct response when major emergencies occur, it isn’t always appropriate for lesser events, like flat tires…

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  • Openings and New Hires at Citymaps, Indochino, and Urgent.ly

    … hired former Foursquare chief operating officer Evan Cohen to ramp up its East Coast operations, particularly in key battleground markets like New York City, where it faces stiff competition and a challenging regulatory environment. Another Exec Joins Everything But The House Everything But The House has hired former TicketMaster vice president…

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

    … was plainly evident. In terms of helping local businesses compete, part of the effort involves improving their results by connecting them to larger ecommerce value chains, both in their communities and beyond. On-demand models are one source of innovation — witness companies like Urgent.ly, Pager, Doorman, and GoButler — and undoubtedly will play a part…

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  • 11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015

    … the changes he’s seen in his 16 years in ad-tech and how location influences ironSource’s services. Jason Richelson is the founder and chief strategy officer at ShopKeep, which began life as POS software provider and now offers hardware, payments, marketing, and analytics to SMB customers. Before ShopKeep, Richelson co-founded gourmet food and wine…

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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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  • The Uberification of the “1099 Economy”

    …, some ODLS apps are a full blown startup kit in a box. That sidesteps overhead costs endemic to the enterprise service models we’ve known for centuries. In micro terms, that will do cool things like improve unit economics and pass savings to consumers, as we’re seeing with apps like Urgent.ly. In macro terms, it could be an economic inflection point…

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