Liz Gannes

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UrbanSitter’s Social Babysitting Marketplace Raises $6M

UrbanSitter, the site that makes use of friend networks to help match up parents and babysitters, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Canaan Partners and returning investors. The service is still quite small; it has 22,000 members. But it says 80 percent of job requests are already filled, with an average sitter response time of 3.5 hours.


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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