Liz Gannes

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Errand-Running Marketplace TaskRabbit Adds Five More Cities

TaskRabbit expanded to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., today, having now launched in a total of 15 U.S. cities. The company’s first international launch, London, is planned for later this year. TaskRabbit had laid off some employees earlier this summer in what it called a “realignment” to put more resources into “mobile, geographic expansion, business services and our marketplace operations.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald