5 Local Marketplaces for Housecleaners

Marketplaces aimed at providing consumers with easy ways to quickly find and book local housecleaners and home services providers are heating up, with frontrunners like Handy and Homejoy enjoying major investments from well-known venture firms like Revolution (led by AOL co-founder Steve Case and Groupon chairman Ted Leonisis), Google Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. Here are […]

5 Local Marketplaces for Childcare Services

What Taskrabbit has done for household errands, Uber has done for transportation, and ZocDoc has done for local physician services, a handful of hyperlocal vendors are aiming to now do for childcare. By harnessing the power of social recommendations and connecting parents with babysitters in their own communities, local marketplaces for childcare services are harnessing technology to facilitate online networking within physical communities…

Street Fight Daily: Inside Google Shopping, The Value Of A Yelp Review

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMeet the Exec Crafting Google’s Vision for the Future of Shopping (AllThingsD)… How Much Is Your Yelp Review Worth (Fast Company)… How Do You Build A Thriving Local Marketplace? Slowly (VentureBeat)…