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TaskRabbit Partners with Bravo TV to Launch our Austin Community at SXSWi

You may have heard some of the buzz already, but today, I am thrilled to officially announce that TaskRabbit is launching its Austin market at SXSWi, March 9-13th! To celebrate our newest TaskRabbit community, we’ve partnered with our friends at Bravo and Watch What Happens Live to throw a weeklong launch party! We have tons of awesomeness planned.  We’ve taken over an outdoor venue about 100 yards from the convention center, and transformed it into our very own TaskRabbit Park. Consider it an oasis of fun for the entirety of SXSWi. Here’s a snapshot of the festivities we have planned: Friday, March 9: Kickoff Backyard BBQ –Join us for some delicious grub from Franklin BBQ and enjoy live music by The Lumineers (4:30-8pm) Saturday, March 10: SXSW by Bravo – Come have some cocktails with TaskRabbit & your favorite Bravolebrities, like Top Chef Head Judge, Tom Colicchio and Watch What Happens Live Host, Andy Cohen (6-8pm) Sunday, March 11: Sunday Fryday – It’s all things fried! Come fry up some bananas, pickles and Oreos – …

TaskRabbit’s API is now available and we’re proud to be working with 3 great partners!

As you may have heard, the product team and I have been busy preparing our API for its public release. Well, today, I am excited to announce that the TaskRabbit API is now available! Third-party applications now have the ability to integrate with TaskRabbit’s API, allowing their users to seamlessly outsource their to-do workflow via TaskRabbit. There are two ways to implement TaskRabbit’s API within an application. The first is via direct integration, where a third-party application or Web service can engage with TaskRabbit on behalf of a company. Here’s an example: YouEye, an online user testing platform for rapid feedback on any website, is leveraging TaskRabbit’s API to seamlessly staff user testing jobs on behalf of their customers. The diversity of the TaskRabbit’s community offers YouEye customers affordable insights into how people with varied backgrounds engage and experience websites in the real world. The second is a per user integration. Imagine a world where you can log on to your favorite productivity or to-do list app, and with a click of a button, you could instantly …

TaskRabbit Acquires SkillSlate

As you know, 2011 was a pretty huge year for the TaskRabbit team. And now, it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be just as exciting. We are kicking the year off with some big news. Today, we are thrilled to announce that TaskRabbit has acquired SkillSlate! SkillSlate is an auction-based website for local services. SkillSlate crowdsources its network of service providers to help its customers with any task they need done or alternatively, provide instruction on a particular skill they’d like to develop. Sound familiar? SkillSlate is certainly similar to TaskRabbit, particularly in the sense that it’s a service marketplace. What makes SkillSlate unique, though, is its focus on skill-based and artistic tasks – including personal training, tutoring, DJing and even fire dancing. By integrating SkillSlate’s platform with TaskRabbit’s, we will be able to provide an even more enhanced service – one where folks can get help with practically anything. These integrations are sure to be awesome, but, as you’ve heard before, at TaskRabbit, chemistry is everything. We are so excited to have …

A New Addition to the TaskRabbit Crew

Today is a big day at TaskRabbit!  We are thrilled to announce that  Eric Grosse will be joining TaskRabbit as CEO. Leah, our founder, will be assuming the role of Chief Product Officer, overseeing the strategy and evolution of the TaskRabbit platform. This is one of the biggest milestones to date for TaskRabbit and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing things ahead! Sean Flynn, our investor from Shasta Ventures, said it best: “I am so proud of the significant progress that TaskRabbit has achieved since we invested just a few months ago. Leah’s ingenuity and passion for the TaskRabbit product are infectious and something I’ve admired since I first met her. She thinks big and her product vision is inspiring and exciting. When she first approached me about having Eric join as CEO, it was clear that his appointment was the best move for the company. Leah and Eric are the perfect team; with Leah focused on product to ensure an amazing customer experience, and Eric focused on operations and the company’s growth strategy, …

TaskRabbit Launches in Chicago

The last several months at TaskRabbit have been – for lack of a better word – busy. In June, we were thrilled to launch TaskRabbit in Los Angeles and Orange County, closely followed by the release of our native iPhone and iPod Touch app in July. While most of the world opted for a vacation in August, we decided to launch TaskRabbit in New York City instead. That’s a lot of activity for a three month period, but why stop there? We’ve got some great news: TaskRabbit is coming to Chicago!   You heard right, windy city. TaskRabbit continues its national expansion by launching in your city today, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Chicago is a hub of innovation, full of brilliant, hard-working, people who will bring the TaskRabbit community a versatile range of skills that will help busy neighbors put a little extra time back in their lives. After taking a look at our city map, as we always do pre-launch, it was more than evident Chicago made the most sense as our next step. Chicagoans are united, proud and determined …