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Lunch Catered by Internet Middlemen -
September 24, 2011

San Francisco-based, delivers food from carts and small
restaurants to businesses that aren’t big enough to afford their own
chefs. The Web was supposedly eliminating the need for the layers of
brokers, agents, wholesalers & even retailers that separate the
consumer from the producer.

That has happened in some instances, e.g. drastically reducing the role
of travel agents. But consumers still need help and the Web has provided
the tools & the environment for companies like to
flourish. It has made it easier for middlemen to reach consumers and
made it remarkably easy and inexpensive for these middlemen to create
companies to do just that.

While there has been a lot of talk about how the technology industry
does not create jobs on the scale of traditional manufacturing — a
shrunken GM still employs more people than a thriving Google — the
Internet has made it a lot easier to create a broad array of new small
intermediaries  San_Francisco  disintermediation  5BO  delivery  food_trucks  middlemen  small_business  travel_agents  new_businesses  inexpensive 
september 2011 by jerryking
When the Customer Is in the Neighborhood -
MAY 17, 2010 WSJ | By DIANA RANSOM. New tech tools let
restaurants know if potential business is around the corner. send to
Mike Ho (also Jacoline Loewen), Osh, Asif.
location_based_services  restaurants  mobile_applications  5BO  Bering  neighbourhoods 
may 2010 by jerryking

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