NOW Podcast: Shuddle Shuts Down

NOW Podcast: Shuddle Shuts Down

Abid Chaudhry and I discuss the fall of Shuddle, the Bay Area-based "Uber for kids" startup that closed its doors today after raising $12.2 million. What does this suggest for high-value vertical on-demand services? Can they differentiate enough to separate…

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Seattle NOW Video: Localizing Global Logistics

Seattle NOW Video: Localizing Global Logistics

Here's another fascinating session from Seattle NOW important to understanding the on-demand landscape, featuring Uber, HomeAdvisor and MasterCard. The rise of global logistics networks have begun to reshape local marketplaces, providing connections between on-demand customers and workers, as well as…

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The Local, On-Demand Economy In 10 Minutes

The Local, On-Demand Economy in 10 Minutes

BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle, our second local, on-demand economy (LODE) conference, kicked off last Thursday with a short explanation of the emerging technical, design, demographic and work arrangements that are reshaping local markets. Senior analyst for LODE Mitch Ratcliffe set…

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Avvo Intros Flat-fee On-demand Legal Services

Avvo intros flat-fee on-demand legal services

The lawyer store is open. Avvo, the Seattle-based legal directory, education and referral network, today introduced Avvo Legal Services, a flat-fee lawyer-on-demand service for prices ranging from $35 for 15 minutes of consultation to $149 for legal document reviews. More complex services, such end-to-end support of a a U.S. citizenship application are also available for higher fixed fees.

The new service provides a live connection with a lawyer specializing in the client’s problem in the client’s jurisdiction within 15 minutes,

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NOW|Seattle: Localizing Global Logistics

NOW|Seattle: Localizing Global Logistics

The “new normal” in local competition blends intimate customer experience with supply-chain and logistical insights. Customers now expect to get a product or service tuned to their specific needs in near real-time, or “on-demand.” When we talk about the local, on-demand economy, we’re talking about marketplaces in which product marketing is blended with data to create surprising experiences, such as an Uber car that materializes in minutes at the curb or a great meal delivered to the home, among just a few emerging services.

We’re pleased to announce the panel, Localizing Global Logistics, at BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle, on Feb. 18th. It features Brooke Steger, General Manager of Uber in the Pacific Northwest, David Galvan, VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for MasterCard, and Adam Burrows, SVP of Business and Corporate Development at HomeAdvisor.

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BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle — Session Added: Avvo Aims For Legal Services Disruption

BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle — Session Added: Avvo Aims for Legal Services Disruption

tl;dr version: BIA/Kelsey NOW | Seattle will give you the connections and insights to build successful local, on-demand businesses. We’ll save you tens of thousands of dollars worth of time, research and undiscovered learnings one one day. Register today and save $100 with discount code “NOWMR“!

February 18th in Seattle. BIA/Kelsey will examine on-demand business models at NOW | Seattle. After the keynote, Seattle union legislation and brand sessions we announced last week, we’ll get down to business with a series of panels about the tools, strategies and partnerships that set the stage for local, on-demand success.

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BIA/Kelsey NOW|Seattle Speaker Lineup Announced

BIA/Kelsey NOW|Seattle Speaker Lineup Announced

Our second Local On-Demand Economy Conference, NOW | Seattle, will take place on February 18, 2016. Join us to for an action-packed one-day event. Register today with the discount code “NOWMR” to save $100 on the $595 admission price.

What’s NOW? To start it all off, get an on-demand view of the emerging world of virtual reality, Internet of Things, voice interfaces, and concierge business models from Rackspace futurist Robert Scoble. We’ll also discuss:

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