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Amazon expands service marketplace

Amazon expands service marketplace

Amazon's quiet-as-a-church-mouse Amazon Local Services is being renamed Amazon Home Services - expanding geographically, and adding categories.  The new site will be live March 30, TechCrunch has reported. Of course, Amazon has a humongous flagship retail marketplace. Given the trend of real estate listing sites to add home-improvement services to their repertoires, we have to wonder how and when

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Angie’s List reports another net loss

Angie's List increased its 2014 revenue by 28 percent and added 1.2 million new members, though reporting a net loss in excess of $12 million for the year.  While that loss was a considerable improvement over its 2013 loss of nearly $33 million, the service marketplace has yet to show a profit since it was founded. Its improved bottom line was spurred by severe cuts in membership price to consumer

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Angie’s List replaces CTO yet again

Angie’s List replaces CTO yet again

Angie's List has announced its third head of technology in less than two years, with the hire of Darin Brown, who was last VP, excelerate at ExactTarget. Brown's title will be SVP of Technology, according to Indianapolis Business Journal. Current CTO Robert Wiseman, who has only been with the service marketplace since March, is to remain as consultant, after declining to relocate to Indianapolis.

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Angie’s List one of ‘most hated stocks’

Angie’s List one of ‘most hated stocks’

In the past year, the stock value of service marketplace Angie's List (NASDAQ: ANGI ) has been cut in half, reported Jim Cramer on his Mad Money stock program.  He cal

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Social gig site Thumbtack gets $100 mil

Social gig site Thumbtack gets $100 mil

Thumbtack is a social bidding platform for entrepreneurs and the folks who need some (mostly) temporary, project-based help.  By way of its blog, the nearly-five-year-old firm just announced funding of $100 million from Google Capital and a number of venture capitalists that had invested previously.

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Angie’s List reports net loss, new model

Angie’s List reports net loss, new model

The second quarter 2014 net loss for service marketplace Angie's List (NASDAQ: ANGI) was $18,356, which represents an approximately 28 percent greater loss than this time last year. Revenue grew year-over-year by 33 percent, while transactions were up 51 percent. The 31 percent year-over-year paid membership increase, while a plus, has to be put in perspe

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What’s in Angie’s List’s future? Some thoughts

What’s in Angie’s List’s future? Some thoughts

Service marketplace Angie's List, just described by one investor and Seeking Alpha blogger as a 'catastrophe,' has a business model that probably can't compete with the hordes of new and veteran service marketplaces. Angie's List is one of the very few - perhaps the only - prominent service-provider resource that charges consumers to find trades people. Comp

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