Magic Is A Startup That Promises To Bring You Anything — If You’re Willing To Pay For It

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Get sushi on a boat, a tiger at your door, or make your parking ticket vanish into thin air. An ambitious new startup says it will let you text for anything you want (and they do mean anything) as long as it’s legal, and it will magically come to you.

Just text 408-596-5017 and Magic, a texting service that seems to have blown up over the weekend, promises to deliver.

Magic is only 48 hours old, but we’re told it has already had over 17,000 text messages as of this morning. Someone added Magic to Product Hunt over the weekend and it was No. 1 on Hacker News within 20 minutes.

Requests have ranged from help getting out of court to a tiger delivered to a customer’s door, according to co-founder Mike Chen.

Magic seems to have blown up because of what I call “Product Hunt Effect” (similar to the “TechCrunch Effect“). A small startup with a…

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