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Facebook Marketplace expands into home services – TechCrunch

Facebook Marketplace expands into home services – TechCrunch Facebook is entering the home services market. Starting today, U.S. Facebook users browsing the Facebook Marketplace will be able to search thousands of home service professionals through a new feature that helps users locate top-rated and vetted professionals like house cleaners, plumbers, …

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With its new ‘Interests’ feature, eBay again tries to personalize its marketplace – TechCrunch

With its new ‘Interests’ feature, eBay again tries to personalize its marketplace – TechCrunch Remember when eBay bought Hunch in 2011 to improve its personalization technology and attract shoppers based on their interests? Or when  it launched a Pinterest-like tool called Setify in 2012 for creating personalized collections and wishlists? Or when …

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How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch Back in 2008, as the global financial crisis was only just beginning to tear at the fabric of the U.S. economy, entrepreneurs in San Francisco were already hard at work on potential patches. This was the beginning of what’s now …

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Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform – TechCrunch

Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform – TechCrunch Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which …

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Local marketplace OfferUp takes on eBay with launch of nationwide shipping – TechCrunch

Local marketplace OfferUp takes on eBay with launch of nationwide shipping – TechCrunch OfferUp, the mobile marketplace for buying and selling locally, is expanding its sights beyond your neighborhood. Today, the company is announcing an expansion of its service that will now allow sellers to ship their items nationwide to …

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RealSelf, a community for cosmetic treatments, raises $40 million – TechCrunch

RealSelf, a community for cosmetic treatments, raises $40 million – TechCrunch RealSelf, an online community where people can ask questions, share their experiences and connect with doctors providing cosmetic treatments, has raised $40 million in new funding – its first round of financing since the $2 million raised in 2008, …

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Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: there are fewer than 100,000 commercial owned vehicles available from traditional rental …

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Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listings

Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners’ housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the number three shopping app letgo is doing the same. The company says that, starting today, its tens of millions of users can now quickly snap …

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