• TC50 Winner RedBeacon Is Now Live In The Bay Area

    The wait is finally over, at least for those lucky TechCrunch readers in the Bay Area. Today, TechCrunch50 winner RedBeacon is opening its doors to San Francisco and the surrounding area, allowing users to submit requests to local service providers without ever having to pick up the phone. If you missed the company’s great demo at TC50, here’s how it works: RedBeacon has spent… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Winner RedBeacon Gets Some TV Love

    RedBeacon, the new “OpenTable for local services” that launched at TechCrunch50 last week and took home the top prize from the event, gets a little attention from mainstream media. See founders Aaron Lee, Ethan Anderson and Yaron Binur on Fox Business, the clips are below: Read More

  • RedBeacon Wins The Top Prize At TechCrunch50 2009

    RedBeacon Wins The Top Prize At TechCrunch50 2009

    The 50 startup presentations are over, the judges votes are in, Michael and Jason chewed over the top contenders, and the winner of this year’s TechCrunch50 is RedBeacon. The startup aims to help consumers find local service providers such as plumbers, bakers, and contractors. As we described in our initial write-up: Read More

  • TC50: RedBeacon Lets You Hire Local Service Providers Online, Without Any Phone Calls

    The web is loaded with sites offering listings and reviews for local services, with mainstays like Yelp and Craigslist leading the pack. But when it comes to actually executing a transaction with one of these service providers — establishing details like establishing a price and timing — most people still turn to their phone books to call the service. RedBeacon is a new… Read More