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

    … to commerce. “Being an on-demand solution is all about accessibility and immediacy,” says Andrew Chomer, executive vice president of sales and marketing with Pager, an on-demand service for connecting quickly with healthcare providers to assess their medical needs. Chomer says his company developer chat features to reach nurses, as well as see…

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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

    … product manager. Premise is seeking a product marketing manager. RetailMeNot is looking for a vice president of consumer marketing. Shiftgig, the staffing marketplace, is staffing up after raising a Series B round. It’s looking for a managing director. Vistaprint is looking for a channel marketing specialist. Changed jobs or have one to list? Let us know! Geoffrey Michener is the co-founder of ProspectWise and head of agency relations at Matchcraft. “Movers & Shakers” is published biweekly. …

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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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  • 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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