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12 HOURS AGO - GigaOM

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Paying the taxman in the on-demand economy

Apps from Uber and Airbnb to TaskRabbit and Instacart have jumpstarted the so-called "sharing economy" in the U.S., but they’re also created a whole lot of self-employed on-demand drivers, landlords and…

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JAN 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How The Uber Economy Can Become A Race To The Bottom

Growth in on-demand services helps customers improve their lives by finding somebody else to clear out the garage, put up the shelves or run errands. But do the people handling your to-do list benefit as well? TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque is concerned that the deal may be one-sided. "In the last 12 to 18 months, I believe there ...

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JAN 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque: Having Female Role Models Is 'An Important Thing'

As an engineer, Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, said she's always worked primarily around men. "For me, it's never something I've focused on but it definitely is there and is an issue," Busque told HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday. Busque said she regularly thinks about how she can encourage women at her own company to take on ...

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JAN 21, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Through The Fire: What TaskRabbit Learned From Its Big Backlash

 “Right after we launched the new TaskRabbit, not everyone was happy.” After years of being a CEO, Leah Busque knows to choose her words carefully, especially when she knows they’ll appear in print. But speaking with her in person at a conference room in TaskRabbit’s San Francisco headquarters, it’s apparent in her voice and demeanor that she knows she’s… Read ...

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JAN 16, 2015 - Business Insider

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There's Now A Cottage Industry Of People Hiring Hackers For Petty Espionage

Hacking is so mainstream nowadays that even the most tech-illiterate person can break into his boss' email address. While everyone's focusing on major hacking scandals like Sony and Nasdaq, there's also a flourishing "cottage industry" of people hiring hackers for espionage — basically like TaskRabbit for petty espionage. "A new website, called Hacker's List, seeks to match hackers with people ...

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