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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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