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YC-Backed Local Marketplace App Yardsale Launches Nationwide

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Yardsale, a mobile app to help folks sell goods to local buyers, is now available throughout the U.S., after a long, long period of testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest version of the app, which hooks into Craigslist and enables users to easily list items for sale,...
YC-Backed Local Marketplace App Yardsale Launches Nationwide

Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace

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The local buying and selling market only has room for one or two winners. Right now, Craigslist still dominates, despite the fact that it’s overrun with spammers, scammers and looks awful. Zaarly recently emerged as a fresh and successful take on listing what you need locally and Taskrabbit (and Viatask) does...
Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace
Another Day, Another New Marketplace: Park Please Tackles City Parking

Shpock Sees 120K Downloads, 60K Items Listed As Competitors Start Their Photocopiers

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Shpock, the local classified mobile app (or flee market in your pocket) is reporting some decent progress today. Three and a half months after launch, the iOS and Android app has seen 120,000 downloads, and 60,000 items listed in its marketplace; up from 10,000 downloads, and 3,000 items listed last...
Shpock Sees 120K Downloads, 60K Items Listed As Competitors Start Their Photocopiers

DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

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DogVacay has raised $6 million in capital to build out a local marketplace providing in-home boarding services, a category being referred to as “Airbnb for dogs.” Benchmark Capital contributed to the company’s first round, and previous investors include First Round Capital and Science, the L.A.-based incubator. DogVacay is live in the U.S. and...
DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

Groupon CEO: All Is Well! Nothing to See Here! Carry On!

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Andrew Mason says Groupon is “better positioned than any other company in the world to plug local commerce into the Web,” but you wouldn’t know it from the daily deals site’s latest earnings: A fourth-quarter GAAP loss of 12 cents per share — 10 cents more than Wall Street was...
Groupon CEO: All Is Well! Nothing to See Here! Carry On!

A Snapshot of The Android and iOS Market in China Through One Big Developer’s Eyes

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Editor’s Note: Lei Zhang is the U.S. general manager for CocoaChina, which operates the largest iPhone developer community in China. The company also has a game publishing arm called Punchbox Studios, which has seen more than 70 million downloads for its hit Fishing Joy — primarily in China. The first...
A Snapshot of The Android and iOS Market in China Through One Big Developer’s Eyes

Zaarly co-founder Koester departs as company exits its original business

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Eric Koester A few years ago at a tech event in Seattle, Zaarly co-founder Eric Koester used his company’s new service to have a six-pack of beer delivered to the stage for the panel he was sitting on. The cost? $30. That won’t be happening again. Zaarly has shut down...
Zaarly co-founder Koester departs as company exits its original business

With Curation, Social Tools, and Delivery, HipSwap Lays Down the Gauntlet in the Local Listings War

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The war is on, and the battlefield is “local listings.” We’ve previously written about the apathy and innovation-squashing ways of market incumbent Craigslist. It was one too many bad experiences with the online classifieds marketplace that led Rob Kramer and Andrew Skinner to launch HipSwap in March of this year...
With Curation, Social Tools, and Delivery, HipSwap Lays Down the Gauntlet in the Local Listings War

Marketplace arrives in 13 new countries

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Let the downloading begin. I’m happy to report that today we’re opening 13 new storefronts around the world for Windows Phone apps and games. The new Marketplaces are Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Throw in the ones we launched earlier...
Marketplace arrives in 13 new countries

Groupon Makes Bid To Become Local (Deals) Search Engine

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Late last week Groupon announced that it was going to make a growing inventory of less perishable deals accessible to consumers. Calling this the Groupon “Local Marketplace” the new functionality is live in Chicago and New York, soon to be available across Groupon cities: In the last... Please visit Search...
Groupon Makes Bid To Become Local (Deals) Search Engine

With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

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If you’re looking for a peer-to-peer marketplace trying to take on Craigslist in local commerce, there’s no shortage of startups that fit the bill. HipSwap, OfferUp, Grabio and more are all angling to be the new local marketplace for a more mobile and social crowd. And, since launching in 2011,...
With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

Nokia Transport beta 2.1 adds enhanced Bing integration, ‘tap to favorite’ and more

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Nokia has released an updated version of its Transport Beta service which helps Lumia device owners get around, stay updated and manage their trips while they are out on the ground. Nokia Transport Beta 2.1 builds on a number of new features that were added to version 2.0 last month,...
Nokia Transport beta 2.1 adds enhanced Bing integration, ‘tap to favorite’ and more
Zaarly Showcases Skills for Hire with the Launch of Zaarly Storefronts

Armstrong still bullish on Patch; up to $50M revenue in 2012

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Unless something very unexpected and dramatic happens, don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for Tim Armstrong to pull the plug on Patch. During Wednesday’s second-quarter earnings call, the Aol chairman and CEO repeatedly stressed his support for the local news network — and played up projections of $40 million...
Armstrong still bullish on Patch; up to $50M revenue in 2012

99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer

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99designs, the polarizing crowdsourced design marketplace, announced its first acquisition tonight, as the Accel-backed startup scooped up its European rival, 12designer, for an undisclosed amount. In the near-term, 12designer will continue to operate as a stand-alone site. Since raising $35 million from Accel, 99designs has been focused on international growth,...
99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer

Freebie Marketplace Listia Wants To Craigslist When It Comes To Local Swaps

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Listia, the Y Combinator- and Andreessen Horowitz-backed site where people can exchange free goods, is unveiling a new feature called Listia Local in four cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. In a lot of ways, this seems like a natural extension of Listia’s basic concept, where people...
Freebie Marketplace Listia Wants To Craigslist When It Comes To Local Swaps

Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

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Amazon's new HQ in South Lake Union (Callison photo/Chris Eden) Is Amazon as involved as it should be in Seattle? How involved is that? And how much does it matter? These questions have become the talk of the tech town after a special report in The Seattle Times put Amazon’s...
Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

Zaarly Launches Storefronts to Help Sellers Promote Their Custom Goods

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Peer-to-peer local marketplace Zaarly, which lets people buy, sell, and request services from people in their neighborhood, today announced the launch of its Storefronts marketplace, which gives its sellers a devoted place to promote their custom goods or services. Since launching in 2011, the company has expanded across the U.S...
Zaarly Launches Storefronts to Help Sellers Promote Their Custom Goods
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