If You Think 10% Is A Good Transaction Fee For Your Marketplace, Then It Will Struggle

Editor’s note: Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder and CEO of, a marketplace for businesses to create content at scale; Scripted has a pool of 80,000 freelance writers and 1,000 customers

Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits

After winning LA Startup Weekend, Zaarly almost immediately <a href="">raised $1 million from</a> a long list o

Yardsellr, The “eBay For Facebook,” Becomes The Latest Casualty In Social & Local Commerce

In the fall of 2011, we caught up with social commerce startup, Yardsellr, which the founders claimed at the time had grown into a community of over 5 million people. The Facebook-based social commerc

Local Commerce Platform Zaarly Launches Storefronts To Showcase Its Top Service Providers

Last year, <a target="_blank" href="">Zaarly</a> <a href="">launched its real-time mob

Zaarly Expands Web Presence, Launches API To Help Publishers Monetize Content

For many, the appeal of realtime, local commerce platforms like <a target="_blank" href="">Zaarly</a> is evident almost immediately. For those unfamiliar, the mobile-centric reve

Things To Consider Before Saying “I Do” To Investors

The right investor, the kind who can help startups get over the inevitable "We're Fucked It's Over" (WFIO) moments, can turn a startup into a multi-billion dollar company. The fact is that choosin

Private Stock Transactions Up 73 Percent This Year On SecondMarket

Despite a couple big-name companies like Groupon and Zynga lining up for IPOs, the demand for private company stock on alternative exchanges keeps rising. Private stock transactions on <a href="https

Michael Arrington’s New Executive Assistant Did It All For The Labradors

Michael Arrington decided to <a href="">test the limits </a>of what his new Executive Assistant, <a href="!/B

Make The TechCrunch Executive Assistant Do Anything You Want On Zaarly Tomorrow

Many of you may know this, or may not, but Michael Arrington has an amazing new assistant, <a href="!/Bartozone">Greg Barto</a>. Greg came to us from Hollywood and we have been kin

Zaarly Security Glitch Exposes Private Messages, Phone Numbers

Another day, another startup security glitch. This time the startup affected is <a href="">Zaarly</a>, the service that lets you buy or sell anything with people nearby. A b

Zaarly Launches On Android

For those not yet familiar with the peer-to-peer mobile startup, they've had a whirlwind year thus far. Built at hackathons and startup weekends over the first few months of this year, Zaarly took fir

Our Executive Assistant Greg Gets A Surprise In-Office Haircut

<img src="" />Who says working for <a href="">TechCrunch</a> isn't just about the best job

Zaarly Crosses $1M In Jobs Posted, In Just Under A Month

<img src="" />In less than a month after its <a href="

The Power Of Online-To-Offline Is Moving Beyond Local Commerce

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />While the idea of <a href="

Zaarly Launches Realtime, Local Marketplace To The Public

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The P2P Evolution

<img src=""> Many years ago, after graduating college, I came home before moving to NYC, wondering how I would scrounge toge

Hungover At SXSW? Use Zaarly To Get Your Gatorade And Advil

<img src="" />If you're like most people at SXSW the time change today and the drinking last night has hit you

Want Someone To Bring You A Beer? Get That And Anything Else From Zaarly

<img src='' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /><a href="">Zaarly</a> was little more than an idea when it won a LA Star