Peer-to-peer commerce play raises $14 million from Kleiner and adds Whitman to board.
The peer-to-peer business transaction startup showcases its favorite sellers through virtual storefronts.
New service lets consumers see a project or product on a Web site and then find someone to make them a custom version of it.
It's not a crowdsourced Kozmo. It is a credible challenger to eBay and Craigslist.
How many times have you said to yourself: I would pay money for that. That's the idea behind Zaarly, a new errand-based tech startup. Through the Web site or mobile app, you list your request, name the price you're willing to pay, and wait to see who in your community can fulfill it. CNET's Kara Tsuboi put it to the test.
New home services company lets you order repair people via an app and tracks their ETA to your house.
Offering convenient and cheaper ways to access tailored services like ordering a private car, renting out a vacation home, or running personal errands, the "concierge economy" rose to a new level in 2012.
A new nonprofit wants to promote and protect peer-to-peer services, but says it won't lobby the government.
The father of the iPod creates a cool home thermostat, the Obama campaign joins Tumblr, and Netflix reports its first drop in customers in nearly two years--and it's a doozy.
New crowd commerce models lower prices, get more people working, and level resource use. But will they work in the long term and on a large scale?