On Demand Economy Archive

4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

How the On-Demand Economy is growing up

When Apple released its iconic “There’s an App for that” Iphone 3G commercial in 2009, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. Eight years later, in the age of Uber, Seamless, and countless others, it seems that Apple’s big ideas have proved to be prescient. Though it took a while for the then-outlandish ideas to truly catch on, it’s apparent that we now live in an on-demand …

The Crowd is an Indispensable Ally in the On-Demand Economy

It’s established wisdom that there is strength in numbers. In the business world, no recent phenomenon has demonstrated this better than the crowd. Although the benefits for customers as well as companies are indisputable, many companies have been hesitant to incorporate crowdsourcing as a core component of their business strategies. Those willing to take the plunge stand to make immense gains from a successful harnessing …

Introducing the Mila Facebook Bot

Over the past decade, the amount of time people spend on Facebook has skyrocketed—Facebook’s 1.44 billion active users around the globe spend, on average, more than 20 minutes a day on the platform. What does this mean? It means that if you want to reach someone, Facebook is now just as important a tool as a TV commercial. That’s why we at Mila have a …

Mila launches App with integrated Service Bot and On-Demand Feature

The new Mila App brings customers and service providers together, providing an integrated, all-in-one platform for tech and electronics support solutions. The new App also includes the Mila Bot, an AI assistant that helps customers book technical support on-demand. “Hello, I am your Mila Bot. Do you want to book a service?“ This is the first thing a user sees when they start the new …

2017: Our Predictions for Service

There’s no question that 2016 was an incredible year for service. Indeed, it seems like every year adds a few new service startups and ventures to the industry, which now covers such disparate topics and subjects as transit, answers and information, and food delivery—not to mention tech support! So what’s on the horizon for 2017? Though it’s obviously impossible to predict the future with 100% accuracy, those of …

The Gap Between Consumption and Service and Why People Will No Longer Tolerate It

Click. Tap. Push. Voila! What you wanted is only minutes away, be it a pizza, an Uber, or to enter your home with the heat already on, lights already glowing, and music already playing. From the way you bought your smart device to the way you buy on your smart device, consumerism is all about the one-click fix. Such instant satisfaction has been handed to …

FT Sharing Economy Summit 2016

Mila.com CEO Christian Viatte Discusses How Corporates Are Using the Power of the Crowd to Improve Customer Service Last week, we had the pleasure of speaking at the FT Sharing Economy Summit 2016 in London where Mila.com had been invited to join the “Inclusion, Community, Collaboration – the New Corporate Image” panel, based on our business of helping corporates such as Swisscom, Vodafone Germany and …

Why Robots Won’t Take Over the On-Demand Economy

You’ve heard it before: there’s a looming threat of robots taking over everyone’s jobs. And now, a writer on TechCrunch suggests that robots will take over the on-demand workplace since it has grown exponentially and gained billions of dollars in recent years. Sure, there are some on-demand companies that are testing the waters of robots in their workforce. There have been rumors of Amazon using …

Gig Economy Poll Reveals Surprising Insights

Sharing economy, gig economy, on-demand economy: no matter what you want to call it, crowdsourcing and sharing are here to stay. Time Magazine conducted a poll to determine the size and makeup of this new economy, and discovered some interesting numbers. When it comes to most services in the on-demand economy, there are more users than service offerers; in other words, for a company like …