Liz Gannes

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Peer-to-Peer Zaarly Turns Focus From Buyers to Sellers

Zaarly, the hodgepodge marketplace for goods and services, will now vet, market and guarantee the work of some of the handymen, gardeners, chefs and yoga instructors who make up its sellers. Rather than waiting for potential buyers to dream up what they want and name a price, the new Zaarly Storefronts help service providers create nice-looking personal profiles and priced postings for all the services they provide. This starts today in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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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