The news: Uber is reportedly looking to incorporate a TaskRabbit-like service that would allow users to hire people to carry out tasks, per a code snippet seen by Bloomberg. The addition would give the company an opening to expand beyond ridesharing and delivery, potentially rejuvenating growth.
How it might work: Based on the available code, users of the “Chore” service will be able to submit a request for a “tasker” by specifying what job they want done, the length of time required, and their preferred arrival time. Cost will be determined based on the amount of time needed to complete the task.
The big takeaway: Uber’s latest development is part of its broader strategy to grow the number of services it offers in order to encourage users to spend more time and money on its app.
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