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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus