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Mr Plater-Zyberk is an independent contractor in the US for Postmates, an online service and smartphone app which delivers anything from lunchtime tacos to late-night diapers.

Washington

APP in hand, Jack Plater-Zyberk has delivered caviar, condoms, chicken nuggets, cases of beer and even a little black dress.

And he can get it to you within an hour.

Mr Plater-Zyberk, who manoeuvres his 1992 BMW through Washington streets, is one of an estimated 5...

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