In the waning weeks of a nation-wide conversation about tipping in restaurants, a rising star in the “on-demand” world, housecleaning and handyman app Handy is introducing a tipping feature on its smartphone app in a bid to make it easier for customers to express their gratitude for a job well done.More →
Since launching its on-demand cleaning and handyman service in Boston in mid-2012, Handybook has expanded to 28 cities and 150 employees. Today, the New York-based company, which still maintains a Boston office, has changed its name to Handy in an effort to become an even bigger player in the “Uberification” of the economy.
Ten years ago, hailing a taxi with your phone was unthinkable. Today, this service not only exists—it’s thriving. Uber is a go-to for city dwellers, and it’s one of many virtual services redefining stagnant industries.
Boston’s Inspectional Services Division has released a memo stating that, as the city mulls regulating “sharing economy” room rentals, it’s taking a hands-off approach for now, even for scofflaws who don’t pay the relatively small registration fees.More →
Ten years ago, Lexington-based OnForce established itself as one of the first companies to take advantage of a shift in how organizations balanced in-house workforces and outside contractors needed for more specific and challenging tasks, often in the information technology field.
Today, OnForce is at the crossroads of a generational shift in how workers and businesses connect amid a surge in freelance careers.More →
The on-demand delivery model is getting a different spin in Boston and Cambridge starting tomorrow, as Postmates launches a service that promises to let users get deliveries from any local store or restaurant.