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

    … It seems these days like every type of product or service is becoming available on-demand through an app — or will be soon. Plenty of companies claim to be the “Uber of” their respective markets, but there is more to making it in this scene than just getting goods to customers fast. An on-demand app can give clientele a sense of surety…

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  • 5 On-Demand Apps for Emergency Services

    … feature, which alerts users when Urgent.ly detects that an accident has occurred and also notifies loved ones about the event. Roadside assistance costs $75. Tiered pricing is available for towing, starting at $99. 3. Stat: Dispatching ambulances for people in need Stat offers a way for its users to order medical transports from their mobile devices…

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

    … of marketing Sachin Gadhvi as chief marketing officer. After raising a monster $30M Series B, EBTH has made several strategic hires (Ben Luban, Michelle Lee, Kat Ubungen) over the past few months. Urgent.ly Beefs Up with Sales Hire After raising a $7 million Series A round in September, Urgent.ly has hired Tom Sexton as vice president of strategic…

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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

    … 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…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
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