Can Google Win On-Demand Home Services?

Can Google Win On-Demand Home Services?

As we enter what we're calling phase II of local the on-demand economy (LODE), the environment will be defined by vertical expansion, M&A activity, and a fair share of flameouts. We're already seeing the latter, with companies like HomeJoy and GoodEggs.…

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Angie's List Goes 'Mobile First'

Angie's List, which has recently seen a deterioration in its stock as investors have lost confidence in its ability to grow its premium subscription and ad model, has announced that it has gone Mobile First. The changeover is significant because…

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The Washington Post Unveils Service Alley

The Washington Post continues ramping up its vertical strategy, launching Service Alley to provide leads for home and trade professionals. The site, which is a standalone and not directly linked to Washingtonpost.com, follows the launch of other Post verticals, such…

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