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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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