Another Dogpatch Labs update: recent graduate TaskRabbit is teaming up with Google to provide employees with free task "runners". Googlers can then use TaskRabbit to do everything from routine tasks ("walk a dog") to the creative & bizarre ("dispose of Ikea bead"). Business Insider has a full write up, including an interview with founder Leah Busque, who describes such partnerships as an opportunity for companies to attract and retain talent:
"We are working with other companies to roll out the deal to their employees as well. The perks are obvious - employees get the extra help they need and some work life balance, while companies get happy and loyal employees that are more focused on their work (without the stresses of the "little" stuff)."