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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

    … Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. Please send him a message via LinkedIn if you’d like to share any job changes. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.) Changed jobs, or have one to list? Click here to send us tips! Drew Green Indochino Appoints New CEO Indochino…

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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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