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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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