Liz Gannes

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Instant House Help Service Handybook Raises $10M

Handybook, an on-demand service for finding housecleaners and handy people, has raised $10 million from General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners. Available in eight U.S. markets, the service promises it can book professionals (a.k.a. not TaskRabbit-y people) within a minute.


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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