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ClipCall Uses Mobile and Video to Help Consumers Connect With Home Service Providers

Rick Robinson

ClipCall Uses Mobile and Video to Help Consumers Connect With Home Service Providers

Lots of companies have taken a whack at the local home services space — from Angie’s List to a raft of startups. ClipCall, which came out of beta in January and will present t Street Fight summit West on June 7th, relies on customers using the company’s app to record video of a job they need doing and then sends that video out to nearby experts.

Executive Survey: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Connected Local Economy

David Card

Executive Survey: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Connected Local Economy

Preliminary results from our forthcoming executive survey suggest that industry players are investing the most in mobile, followed by data and analytics. Respondents indicated that mobile marketing and managing company websites were the biggest challenges for local merchants, along with SEO and listings management. More complete survey results will be revealed at our upcoming Street Fight Summit in New York City.

5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

Steven Jacobs

5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

Toward the end of last year, american shoppers reached a remarkable milestone: consumers spent more in retail stores on products, which they had researched on the Internet, than those they had not. According to eMarketer, Web-influenced offline sales now account for the largest category of retail spending in the american economy…

Why Retail Will Face the Same Fate as the Media Industry

Steven Jacobs

Why Retail Will Face the Same Fate as the Media Industry

Jeremy Rifkin, the prolific author who has served as an advisor to a number of world leaders, believes that the astronomical investments in Uber and Airbnb signal the breaking of a long-held “firewall” that kept the transformative effects of the Internet contained to the virtual world. Here Rifkin discusses why a small reduction in margins could kill traditional retail…