• Zaarly Security Glitch Exposes Private Messages, Phone Numbers

    Zaarly Security Glitch Exposes Private Messages, Phone Numbers

    Another day, another startup security glitch. This time the startup affected is Zaarly, the service that lets you buy or sell anything with people nearby. A bug in a recent code push created a security hole that revealed phone numbers and private messages between buyers and sellers. To exploit the bug, you’d need only access Zaarly’s listings.JSON file, specifying the lat and… Read More

  • Zaarly Launches On Android

    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 first prize at LA Startup Weekend in March, and soon thereafter raised a $1 million seed round from an impressive list of investors — Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Lightbank, and… Read More

  • Our Executive Assistant Greg Gets A Surprise In-Office Haircut

    Who says working for TechCrunch isn’t just about the best job ever, ever? Case in point: Bummed after losing to Causes’ Josh Persky in Zaarly’s “Startup Haircut Contest” this week, our newly minted executive assistant Greg Barto was just going about his Friday business today, planning meetings and filing files, etc when he was surprised by Zaarly’s… Read More

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

    In less than a month after its nationwide launch on May 14th, peer to peer marketplace Zaarly has crossed $1 million in posted transactions, and commemorated them with a colorful infographic depicting the break down of the early days of Zaarly. Zaarly, which has raised more than $1 million in seed funding, boasts an impressive list of investors including Aydin Senkut‘s Felicis… Read More

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

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

    While the idea of ‘online to offline’ for purchasing is proving to be powerful in the local commerce world, the trend of linking the physical world to the web is producing a number of startups that are innovating beyond just purchasing from local merchants or finding a product nearby. Many of the most interesting startups that have emerged over the past year or so are making our… Read More

  • Zaarly Launches Realtime, Local Marketplace To The Public

    Zaarly Launches Realtime, Local Marketplace To The Public

    Backed by an impressive list of investors, Zaarly, a web and mobile service that connects buyers and sellers in a localized market place, is launching to the public today. As we’ve written in the past, Zaarly is a mobile-centric reverse Craigslist service. Here’s how Zarrly works. On the site or via the startup’s mobile apps, you post what you’re looking for (i.e. Read More

  • The P2P Evolution

    The P2P Evolution

    Many years ago, after graduating college, I came home before moving to NYC, wondering how I would scrounge together the money for the first month’s rent and security deposit so my friends and I could all live together in the Big Apple. I had one month to get the cash, and instead of going out for traditional, hourly-wage work, I decided to go through all of my old stuff and throw it on eBay. Read More

  • Zaarly CEO Bo Fishback Interview

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

    If you’re like most people at SXSW the time change today and the drinking last night has hit you like a iron hammer. Well luckily Zaarly, the much buzzed about HTML 5 mobile app that connects buyers and sellers in a localized market place, is now live today in Austin. So if you’re stuck in bed needing Gatorade and Advil (or a change of clothes, or an iPhone charger, or …) you… Read More

  • Zaarly Overview

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

    Zaarly was little more than an idea when it won a LA Startup Weekend competition three weeks ago. But there’s been so much buzz about the startup that they’ve now gathered thousands of beta requests. And they’ve closed a $1 million funding round from top tier investors. Those investors include Ashton Kutcher, Felicis Ventures, Paul Buchheit, Bill Lee, Naval Ravikant and… Read More