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The On-Demand Economy Enters Phase II

The local on-demand economy (LODE) is shrouded in question marks and is frothy with early stage experimentation. But one thing we do know is that it's moving really fast. In that spirit, our featured video clip this week is the opening presentation…

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Review: Planet Retail’s Report on The Future of Shopping

We lose track of the incremental changes in our culture that digital has wrought. But shopping has really changed. The core components of shopping -- Search and discovery, promotions, prices, inventory, instore browsing, checkout, pickup and delivery, store locations and…

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Groupon Joins Food Delivery Wars

Groupon today announced it would join the online food delivery space, acquiring Baltimore-based OrderUp, which has O&O and affiliated delivery service in 40 markets. Most of the markets are college towns, which is a strongpoint for food delivery. As Crain’s…

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