Ethan Anderson Launches Online ‘Scheduling Supermarket’

Red Beacon founder Ethan Anderson has unveiled his latest project, MyTime, a “scheduling supermarket” that sets dynamic pricing for unfilled appointments. Online scheduling intrigues us as a gateway towards promotions and transactions, but it remains underutilized by SMBs and the space is also highly fragmented. The site launched today in Los Angeles with 1,106 “fully […]

BigTent Focuses on Leveraging its One Million (Mostly Women) Users

Groups have been using the Web since the mid-1980s for a wide range of activities, such as scheduling, discussions, photo sharing, referrals etc. Groups have been a special strength for Yahoo. BigTent, a group software company based in San Francisco, has recently been vying with Yahoo for the same market, focusing largely on women. It […]

HelpHive, a Referral Site, Seeks to Rope in SMBs with Free Video

Smelling blood at the presumed decline of Yellow Pages, a number of sites have launched that provide leads to local service SMBs. You got Angie’s List on the membership side. And ServiceMagic,’s DoneRight, Sears’ ServiceLive and a number of regional companies (i.e. RedBeacon, Fixr, LocalPrice) using some type of leads model. Now add HelpHive. […]