CAN UBER BEAT AMAZON WITH BIKE MESSENGERS?

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The pitch is now the most clichéd in all of startup land: “It’s like Uber, but for…”

Homejoy will tell you it streamlines the hunt for a housecleaners in much the same way Uber streamlines the hunt for car rides. DogVacay says it brings the Uber ethos to pet sitting. And Poshmark can Uberize your clothes shopping. So, on Monday, when Uber’s New York general manager told CNBC that the company was unveiling a courier service, his description of the new operation was particularly amusing. “It’s an Uber for things,” Read more…

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