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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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