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Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

Sam Madden Contributor<p>Sam Madden is a co-founder of PocketSuite.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>With Google, Facebook And Nextdoor, What’s Next For Lead Generation?<br>• Can Entrepreneurs Succeed In Today’s On-Demand World?<p>On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model …

Retail marketers are struggling to integrate beacons with app data

While retail and restaurant marketers seem more bullish on the use of in-store beacons lately, it may be impossible to prove out the ROI on beacon technology without the ability to marry beacon technologies with data from apps on consumers’ mobile devices.<p>This according to a recent report by VB …

Google Introduces New Open Format And Developer Tools For Working With BLE Beacons

Google today introduced a number of new products around Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in an effort to challenge Apple’s iBeacon ecosystem.<p>These new products include a new open beacon format, tools and APIs for building apps and services on top of beacons, and a new developer-centric service …

Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses

Consciously or not, there’s a kind of deal we make when we use many online services — in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup called DataWallet is planning to make that exchange a little more rewarding, with real cash.<p>Brands often want access …

When ‘Uber for X’ companies fail

There are many discussions pertaining to “Uber on X” companies and they mainly fall under three categories: one, do they justify their ultra high …