Revealed: the finalists for the 2012 Crunchies

Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.

Justin Kan’s Exec app is like Uber for odd jobs

Justin Kan has a new venture called Exec that aims to make hiring temporary help easy and seamless. Launching to the public today, the Exec iPhone app lets anyone hire an assistant to do his bidding at a flat rate of $25 an hour (plus expenses).