The O'Reilly Radar Podcast: Service networking, employees vs contractors, and turning the world into a luxury hotel.O'Reilly's Mac Slocum delves into the economy with two speakers from our recent Next:Economy conference. First, Slocum talks with Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, about service networking, TaskRabbit's goals, and issues facing the peer economy. In the second segment, Slocum talks with Dan Teran, co-founder of Managed by Q, about the on-demand economy and the future of work.Here are a few highlights from Busque:
As a technologist myself, I became really passionate about how we mash up social and location technologies to connect real people, in the real world, to get real things done. I'd say in the last two years, it's become real time, and that's really the idea about where service networking was born.
It's certainly our job to create a platform where demand is generated so that our tasker community, our suppliers, can find work, but I think even more than that, it i