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Online Services Take Aim at Small Jobs

Some online services now act as middlemen in parceling out small tasks. With a few clicks on a keyboard anyone can summon an assistant to pick up the groceries, help put together Ikea furniture or perform some other small task.

The trend was discussed in the October 2011 issue of Inc. magazine. allows buyers, or “senders” to post a task, such as picking up groceries, yard work or putting... More