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Trophies presented at the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards

The program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. Northbrook, IL, USA—September 14, 2017—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recognized industry advances by presenting its annual Innovation Visitors’ Choice Awards and overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award on September 14, 2017, at the conclusion of [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:42:58-05:00September 18th, 2017|Technology|

NLRB charges Handy with misclassification of workers

Workers allege Handy violated wage and hour lawsThe National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against the on-demand maid service Handy, charging that the company's workers are employees and not independent contractors. The company may settle with employees, as Uber and Lyft have done, or the case could eventually end up in federal court. [...]

By |2017-09-15T21:46:11-05:00September 15th, 2017|News, Technology|

Google is getting into the job listing business.

New tool for job seekers and employers set to roll out in the next few weeksGoogle is set to launch a jobs search engine in the US in the coming weeks. CEO Sundar Pichai gave a glimpse of the new tool in the company's recent developers conference, I/O. Job seekers will be able to filter [...]

By |2017-05-23T18:16:18-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Technology|

Augmented Reality (AR) and other innovations aim to transform the cleaning industry.

From robotics to the Internet of Things to augmented reality, high-tech innovations are poised to take cleaning to a whole new level of efficiency. From robotic machinery to augmented reality-driven services, emerging technologies are helping to standardize the industry while making a positive impact on best practices, quality and operational efficiencies. The Internet of [...]

By |2018-08-12T15:05:28-05:00May 11th, 2017|Technology|

HomeAdvisor parent company IAC agrees to to buy Angie’s List by end of 2017

Angie’s List stock surges on news of merger with HomeAdvisor; new company to be called ANGI Homeservices Inc.HomeAdvisor and its biggest rival, Angie’s List, announced Monday that the two companies will partner up as a new company, ANGI Homeservices Inc., by the end of 2017. Golden, CO based IAC, parent company to HomeAdvisor will own [...]

By |2017-05-02T13:56:14-05:00May 2nd, 2017|News, Technology|

Taking your Facebook advertising to the next level with Ad Manager

Move beyond boosted posts and tap into the power of Facebook Ad Manager. Consumers are now spending 2/3 of their screen time on their mobile devices. The vast majority of this time is on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. To be able to sell a consumer we have to reach them where they [...]

By |2017-04-05T18:15:46-05:00April 5th, 2017|Sales and Marketing, Technology|

2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program open for submissions

Program features the latest products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that the ISSA Innovation Award Program is now accepting entries for 2017. Now in its 11th year, the program serves as a platform for exhibitors to launch their product [...]

By |2017-03-27T14:58:02-05:00March 27th, 2017|Technology|

Robotic residential vacuum market poised for growth

Changing lifestyles, trend toward automated cleaning, and health concerns help fuel growth.Business analysts are forecasting a surging market for robotic vacuum cleaners over the next five years with an annual growth rate of 12% in the US. Leading manufacturers are vying for market share with innovations such as UV sterilization, security cameras, and mobile app [...]

By |2017-02-22T18:02:56-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Technology|

European startup Helpling extends home services model beyond cleaning

Rocket Internet's on-demand maid service to include painting, carpet, window cleaning, and moreThe German on-demand house cleaning service Helpling has announced its expansion into a variety of home services, including painting, window cleaning, carpet cleaning and furniture assembly, with more services to come. The platform has partnered with over 150 companies so far. Initially the [...]

By |2017-02-03T17:10:29-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Technology|

Is this the end for Handy?

3-month minimum contract marks a radical departure from startup's previous policy.Handy, which was one of the innovators of the "on demand" cleaning service stopped taking one time cleaning appointments in 2016.  Today we noticed an even bigger change, as of 1/11/2017 Handy requires that consumers agree to a minimum term of 3 months of cleaning [...]

By |2017-01-25T15:05:16-05:00January 25th, 2017|Technology|
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