Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue – The New York Times

A report suggests that one in five smartphone users worldwide deploys software to remove ads when he or she browses the web.

Source: Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue – The New York Times

Handy CEO polishes up ‘on-demand’ image, prefers ‘flexible economy’ (PODCAST) – New York Business Journal

Mitch’s take: Naming debates miss the real challenges of on-demand.

Handy CEO Oisin Hanrahan recently sat down for the inaugural episode of our new podcast, Wantonomics, to talk about how his startup fits into the on-demand economy.

Source: Handy CEO polishes up ‘on-demand’ image, prefers ‘flexible economy’ (PODCAST) – New York Business Journal

PYMNTS On-Demand Tracker: Regulation Edition | PYMNTS.com

The salutary neglect phase of the on-demand economy is apparently over. Find out what Austin and Sen. Elizabeth Warren mean for the future of the industry.

Source: PYMNTS On-Demand Tracker: Regulation Edition | PYMNTS.com

Survey says many jobs seekers still leery about on-demand economy

Many job seekers hesitate to pursue independent contractor opportunities with on-demand companies, such as driving for Uber or performing jobs through TaskRabbit, according to a survey by Beyond, The Career Network.

Source: Survey says many jobs seekers still leery about on-demand economy

IRS watchdog urges action to help on-demand economy workers | TheHill

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson called for IRS outreach to participants in the space.

Source: IRS watchdog urges action to help on-demand economy workers | TheHill