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Hello Divorce Launches, Bringing Divorce Online and On-Demand – Press Release – Digital Journal

I get the on-demand element, but a subscription to divorce services?

East Bay startup Hello Divorce today announced the launch of their online platform that seeks to reimagine the way people approach the California divorce process. Hello Divorce provides ongoing subscription-based memberships to curated articles, resources, DIY videos and instructional templates, which users can access while preparing legal forms and moving their case through the Court system. In addition, Hello Divorce offers on-demand, flat-fee legal services, such as mediation, legal coaching, and document preparation—for when the bevy of informational resources isn’t enough.

Source: Hello Divorce Launches, Bringing Divorce Online and On-Demand – Press Release – Digital Journal

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How to Design for Success in the On-Demand Economy | Inc.com

As the on-demand economy expands across service industries, platforms of every kind inevitably run into the chicken or egg enigma: Successful marketplaces need enough customers (chickens) and providers (eggs) for everyone to prosper. This is especially true if you’re going toe-to-toe with habituated traditional sales methods as we do in the outdoor service industry.

Source: How to Design for Success in the On-Demand Economy | Inc.com

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Amazon wants Cheerios, Oreos and other brands to bypass Walmart – The Denver Post

Amazon has invited some of the world’s biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it’s time to start shipping products directly to online shoppers and bypass chains like Walmart, Target and Costco.

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• Chart: Mobility Apps Have a Long Road Ahead to Mass Adoption | Statista

While the use of mobility apps may be the norm in cities such as San Francisco or New York, there is still a lot of room for growth for services such as Uber around the world. As our chart illustrates, the adoption rate of mobility apps is still below 50 percent in most markets. In the United States, only 30 percent of the population aged 14-65 has used an app to hail, share or rent a ride, according to a survey conducted by Dalia Research.

Infographic: Mobility Apps Have a Long Road Ahead to Mass Adoption | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Source: • Chart: Mobility Apps Have a Long Road Ahead to Mass Adoption | Statista

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Booze Investors Favor Apps, Gadgets, and Biotech – Crunchbase

Booze-related startups, which typically account for a noticeable but not huge chunk of venture investment, continued to rack up funding in the past year. A Crunchbase analysis of the space found that at least two dozen companies with liquor-related business models raised a round of $1 million or more since the beginning of last year. Altogether, boozy businesses raised more than $280 million in that period.

Source: Booze Investors Favor Apps, Gadgets, and Biotech – Crunchbase

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U.S. meal kit service Blue Apron hires bankers for IPO -sources | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

Blue Apron, the biggest U.S. meal kit company, has hired investment bankers to lead its 2017 initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Uber vs. Google self-driving tech suit revs up as exec takes the Fifth

Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee who founded the now Uber-owned self-driving truck company Otto, invoked his Fifth Amendment right to protect himself from self-incrimination Wednesday, according to a transcript of the private court hearing reviewed Thursday by USA TODAY.

Source: Uber vs. Google self-driving tech suit revs up as exec takes the Fifth

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Thumbtack names former Google exec to leadership team

Human cloud firm Thumbtack appointed Justin Angsuwat as its new VP of people, effective immediately. He joins the online staffing platform from Google, where he was a member of the people operations leadership team, most recently as the head of human resources at Google for its go-to-market functions.

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Amazon Connect Could Mean Big Trouble For Twilio | Benzinga

“TWLO will lose its market share to AWS Connect. Pricing will also come under pressure since AWS Connect is about 40% cheaper compared to TWLO,” Chowdhry explains.

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JoyRun raises $8.5 million for peer-driven, on-demand deliveries | VentureBeat | Commerce | by Dean Takahashi

JoyRun has raised $8.5 million in funding for its peer-to-peer platform for on-demand deliveries. Santa Clara, Calif.-based JoyRun is today launching its nationwide service to enable group deliveries by people in your community. The service attempts to make deliveries social, affordable, and rewarding and is initially available on college campuses.

Source: JoyRun raises $8.5 million for peer-driven, on-demand deliveries | VentureBeat | Commerce | by Dean Takahashi