Pokémon Go is a little more than a week old, but its rise to the top of App Store charts has prompted a surge in cottage industries. Rideshare drivers chauffeur players around to catch Pokemon and check in at Poke Stops. Businesses are using Lures—for the low, low rate of $1.19 per hour—to draw customers and boost sales. Thumbtack, an online marketplace for expert services, is soliciting Pokemon experts to guide n00bs.
And now users with high-level accounts featuring the hottest Pokemon are selling to players willing to pay a premium to avoid grinding (and walking—lots and lots of walking). You can find Pokémon Go accounts, from levels in the high teens to the low 20s, with powerful and rare Pokemon for sale on Craigslist, Facebook and elsewhere. Read more at Wired.