Amazon Buys Teach Street, Folds it into Amazon Local, which is moving in multiple directions vis a vis local, has agreed to buy TeachStreet, the service for matching teachers and students. Amazon’s interest appears to be less in TeachStreet than in the underlying ecommerce platform for SMBs. The platform already is being used by The Washington Post for its Service Alley SMB leads service. TeachStreet had raised just over … Read more

TeachStreet, Find-A-Local-Teacher Site, Gears Up for Market #2

TeachStreet, which lists and profiles local independent teachers for everything from test prep to tennis lessons, is close to its official launch out of beta in Seattle and readying a second market in Portland, Ore., according to founder Dave Schappell. From there, it will add the Bay Area. Schappell says the development of Portland will … Read more