"Eventually, Amazon plans to build an online marketplace for services from plumbing to babysitting. For now, it's focused on assembly, installation and repair in Seattle, New York and Los Angeles, such as installing toilets or adding speakers to a car, according to its website.Amazon quickens push into tough local services market | Reuters
Building a local services marketplace has been Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' vision for over a decade, three people familiar with the matter said. The Amazon founder was an early admirer of the OpenTable model of dinner reservations, according to one of the sources.
Amazon's efforts are aided by the ubiquity of the smartphone, which allows service providers to field calls and book appointments on the go."
Friday, August 01, 2014
Amazon quickens push into tough local services market | Reuters
Mechanical Turk + trucks and tools