Trendy home furnishings retailer Ikea announced its acquisition of TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is a sharing-economy business that allows people to be hired on-demand for jobs like assembling furniture, cleaning, or even standing in line. (It’s also the latest in an increasingly long line of too-cutesy-animal-name tech companies who have emerged in the wake of MailChimp.) Details of the deal were not released, but TaskRabbit had raised approximately $50 million in venture capital over a decade. Ikea already has a partnership with TaskRabbit in the United Kingdom, where it offers fixed pricing; and in New York City, “Ikea Assembly” is on TaskRabbit’s list of service options. Like many retailers, Ikea is trying to stay relevant as Amazon assumes a greater share of their market, it now offering gig-economy delivery and installation. Ikea began as a do-it-yourself brand, moved away from that mooring with YouTube instruction videos, and continues the trend with delivery and assembly options that, prior to the merger, have proven expensive.