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Walmart to sell Handy’s in-home installation and assembly services in over 2,000 stores

Walmart this morning announced a partnership with home services provider Handy, which will allow customers to purchase in-home installation and assembly assistance in over 2,000 of Walmart’s sto

Handy and Managed by Q want to make the gig economy a force for good

Handy CEO Oisin Hanrahan, and Managed by Q CEO Dan Teran joined TechCrunch Disrupt in New York on Tuesday to discuss the evolution and shortcomings of the so-called “gig economy.” Both st

Handy’s Black Friday promo rewards contractors over customers

Handy, the on-demand service for cleaners, handymen, and more, has today announced the Give > Get promotion for Black Friday. This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, customers pay the same amount

Not every service needs to be an on-demand service

Government’s refusal to recognize the rise of independent contractors is hurting the economy

David Schweikert Contributor Congressman David Schweikert is a three-term representative of Arizona's Sixth District. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee. The workforce of the 21st cen

Silicon Valley’s favorite fixer: Bradley Tusk

Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk’s net worth (he says he hasn’t sol

Move Loot, a YC-backed furniture resale marketplace, shuts down, sells customer list to Handy

There’s some closure (literally and figuratively) for Move Loot, the furniture resale marketplace that we wrote earlier this month was up for sale. The startup — backed by nearly $22 mil

Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its office an

Life, by subscription

The American dream is no longer for sale -- but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you m

Handy Raises $50M Led By Fidelity, Reportedly At $500M Valuation, To Clean Up In Home Services

There has been consolidation, collapse and other troubles among some on-demand home services startups, but others seem to be cleaning up in their wake. Handy -- a platform for on-demand housekeeping a

Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing

As on-demand businesses like Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too do the B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with sev

Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble

Service marketplaces have recently become Silicon Valley darlings. The marketplace model has been a popular way for VCs to efficiently tap into the local economies at scale, specifically the $800 bill

Handy Expands Into Furniture Delivery, Assembly (And Shopping) For A Flat Fee Starting At $49

There's been some significant consolidation among the rush of on-demand cleaning and home services startups. Now one of the companies vying to end up on the top of the heap is expanding into a new cat

Handy In Talks To Acquire Homejoy As Home Service Startups Consolidate

As more startups rush into the business of providing on-demand services for our every consumer need, we’re also seeing an inevitable move to some consolidation. In the latest development, Handy

Handy Expands Its Vacation Rental Cleaning Service

Collaborative consumption is reworking all sorts of established societal norms and regulatory processes. It's also generating new business opportunities for startups that sit outside the immediate cat

Handy Acquires London-Based Home Services Startup Mopp To Quickly Grow Its UK Business

A few months ago, on-demand home services startup Handy opened up its first international office and launched services in London. In an effort to quickly grow its business there, today the company is

Handybook Rebrands As Handy In An Effort To Become Amazon For Home Services

Handybook's has rebranded itself simply as "Handy." The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via web and mobile app, wants to become the definitive brand in the category... and

iPhone Madness Decoded: It's All Very Freudian

Like many of you, I was reading lots of iPhone coverage over the weekend and I hoped for death. However, if you’d like to see the truth behind the coverage, feel free to use our Freudian Decoder