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Nextdoor Wants to Make Trick-or-Treating More Efficient

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    Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014)

    Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween.

    The company's new "Treat map" will let users know which house has what candy, and how children can have a safe (and possibly more efficient) trick or treating experience.

    As a Nextdoor user, you can let neighbors know that you'll be giving out candy on the 31st - just press a button, and a candy corn icon appears on your house. Along with fighting crime, and advertising the garage sale down the street, "This is just one of many ways we are leveraging the power of technology to bring you closer to the people who live right next door," says Nextdoor's Anne Dreshfield on the company's blog.

    So, put on the costume, check the web (or your iPhone), and get that candy.

    Scott's treats are on twitter: @scottbudman