Good help is hard to find, or at least it has been ever since Mr. Belvedere rudely stopped answering the--wait, what? That dude's dead? Nine years? Well, these dishes aren't going to do themselves. Finding you just the person for that job and others, Redbeacon.
Launched by a crew of Google vets in SF, and just now hitting Seattle, RB's a free e-portal that connects you with and screens professional and freelance service providers in over 230 categories (personal training, catering, handyman services, etc.), all of whom compete for jobs by submitting the lowest bid, like the one you got from SAE before deciding dorm life was totally more your style. Here's how it works: simply tell 'em what you need done (along with the time/location, a brief description, or even pictures), and the site'll alert local providers, and then match you with the best ones via a patent-pending process based on language processing and "advanced machine learning", also what Abe Vigoda calls reading a text message. Once RB collects price quotes, they'll send you a message telling you to hit the site so you can see who wants your gig/how much they'll charge, and, with the click of a button, automatically schedule an appointment with "no hassles, and no phone calls" -- the very same command Vigoda yelled at his text message machine while walking into a talkie.
RB even makes signing up easy via Fbook integration, and includes ratings via user-generated feedback on said service providers, assuming they don't end up skipping town
in the series finale to get married and move to Africa, thus crushing Wesley.
Published: October 21, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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