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Task Service TaskRabbit Launches Mobile On-Demand Delivery

TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based start-up that helps users outsource chores to “Rabbits” online, is rolling out an on-demand delivery service with the latest version of its iPhone app. Users will be able to request delivery of products and goods on weekdays between 9 am and 7 pm, for a flat rate of $10. Available only in San Francisco to start, the service joins the ranks of Exec and Postmates, which already offers on-the-go task completion and delivery services in the city.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work