Quikr Launches On-Demand Beauty Service ‘AtHomeDiva’ – Inc42 Media

AtHomeDiva provides a wide range of beauty and styling services at home. It includes skincare, bodycare, haircare and make-up services, and special packages fulfilled by qualified beauticians. This service is currently available on Quikr app and website. However it may soon be launched as a separate app.

Source: Quikr Launches On-Demand Beauty Service ‘AtHomeDiva’ – Inc42 Media

Turn to the On-Demand Economy to Pay for College

Gigs like driving for Uber or delivering for DoorDash lure college students by offering flexible schedules and easy ways to get started.

Source: Turn to the On-Demand Economy to Pay for College

‘On-demand economy’ strains startups – SiliconValley.com

Mitch’s Take: The instant grafication aspects of on-demand are consistently overplayed by founders and the press. Convenience based on logistical and geo-location capabilities is what succeeds. Adding more time to the equation is a factor in pricing, not a change in business model.

“It was not good; we probably had around four to five months of runway left,” said David Bladow, BloomThat’s co-founder and chief executive. Faced with the prospect of going bust, Bladow and his co-founders asked themselves: Do customers really need their service at the press of a button.

The Source: ‘On-demand economy’ strains startups – SiliconValley.com

Advertisers set for a piece of ‘Pokémon Go’ action – FT.com

Augmented Reality for business presence — it’s going to be big.

The developer behind Pokémon Go , the smash hit location-based mobile game that has dominated US and Australian app stores and sent Nintendo shares soaring 50 per cent, is planning to allow retailers and other companies to sponsor places on its virtual map.

Source: Advertisers set for a piece of ‘Pokémon Go’ action – FT.com

Facebook And Youtube Capture Video Marketers 07/12/2016

Video has reached new heights in marketing, says the report. 84% of marketers and 55% of SMB owners say they created or commissioned a marketing video in the past 12 months. As marketers see return on their video investments, they plan to invest further: 60% of marketers and more than half of SMB owners (55%) say video marketing is a “must-have” to stay relevant 76.5% of professional marketers and SMB owners who have used video marketing said it had a direct impact on their business 63% of marketers and SMB owners will increase investment in video next year

Source: Facebook And Youtube Capture Video Marketers 07/12/2016

Uber legal filing: execs face threats – Business Insider

The story goes on to explain that Uber hires former CIA operatives for research and security work. That is the problem, they’ve gone to war with critics in their markets. That’s why Uber execs’ homes are targeted.

In a brief Uber filed related to an impending lawsuit, the company details the threats its executives face on a regular basis — how “Uber operates in a high threat environment and is a ‘business that attracts a lot of volatility.'”

Source: Uber legal filing: execs face threats – Business Insider

Uber and Gilt are selling passes for unlimited uberPOOL rides in NYC | TechCrunch

Here’s a great deal: Uber and Gilt City are teaming up to offer a packages of unlimited uberPOOL rides in New York City. The deal is being called a “commute card” and can only be used Monday through Friday during commuting hours (7-10am and 5-8pm) in Manhattan. These are the same hours during which Uber offers $5 flat rate uberPOOL rides in NYC. As a refresher, uberPOOL is Uber’s carpool product where the company matches you with riders headed the same direction.

Source: Uber and Gilt are selling passes for unlimited uberPOOL rides in NYC | TechCrunch

Tiny ride-hailing app Juno is wooing thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers

Six months later, a Juno spokesperson tells me, the company has on-boarded 9,000 drivers (Uber has about 35,000 drivers in New York City), and thousands of riders have signed up for a beta version of the service. Uber has about 35,000 drivers in New York City, which means that Juno, an app that hasn’t technically even launched yet, has signed up about 25% as many drivers as its $62.5 billion competitor.

Source: Tiny ride-hailing app Juno is wooing thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber, Lyft already eating into taxi business at Sky Harbor

The number of taxi trips from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is down 18 percent from a year ago in the three weeks since UberX and Lyft began picking up passengers, but overall commercial trips have surged 30 percent thanks to the debut of the popular ride-hailing services, preliminary airport statistics show.

Source: Uber, Lyft already eating into taxi business at Sky Harbor

Grubhub Makes it Easier to Complain About Your Food | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Ordering food online is convenient, but which place in your neighborhood has the best burger or pizza, and which one will deliver it hot and in a timely manner? A recent Grubhub update makes it easier to rave about last night’s dinner (or gripe about a long wait time).

Customers will now be able to grade their dining experience based on the accuracy of a food’s delivery time, how accurate the order was, and the food’s quality, all of which will be displayed on each restaurant’s Grubhub (or Seamless) page.

Source: Grubhub Makes it Easier to Complain About Your Food | News & Opinion | PCMag.com