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Facebook plunges into home repair matchmaking service

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is the latest technology company that wants to connect you with a handyman who can install a ceiling fan or fix a leaky toilet, following, Google and a slew of startups seeking ways to make money from the $300 billion home-improvement market. The social networking site is joining with Seattle startup, which will help a Facebook Messenger user find a qualified contractor, get an instant quote and schedule an appointment within minutes on home projects from mounting a big- screen television to painting a room., which operates in more than 5,500 U.S. cities, also unveiled on Wednesday a similar text-messaging service separate from Facebook....