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

    … to offer same-day or same-hour delivery,” Luedorf says. Still, there can be places where on-demand services may stumble. The logistics of getting goods to there destinations on time might hold some companies back, says Rick Robinson, co-founder and SVP of Urgent.ly, an on-demand roadside assistance service. “When you need an army of people doing…

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  • 5 On-Demand Apps for Emergency Services

    … at the scene on how to administer basic medical procedures, and order ambulances if necessary. Call9 is targeting nursing homes, schools, and hotels. The service charges a basic subscription fee for partnering facilities, with additional charges per patient. 2. Urgent.ly: Automatically detecting crashes and other urgent events Stranded motorists can…

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

    … by hiring respected ex-Nokia HERE leader Michael Halbherr as executive chairman. The move follows efforts to beef up the Citymaps product, including the addition of a web-based platform to complement its existing Android and iOS apps. *** Looking for a new job? Here are some openings… EatStreet is looking for mobile and web designers as well…

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

    … here for Street Fight’s complete Foursquare coverage. Sharon Rowlands is the CEO of ReachLocal, an influential player in local online marketing since 2005, when it first offered small businesses the opportunity to advertise on search engines and directories. Rowlands, who previously served as the CEO of Altegrity, Penton Media, and Thomson…

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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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