I normally love Thanksgiving but having to take a week off from our Friday Roundups only means that now we have double the stories to write about! Today, RSG contributor Jack Ross, takes a look at the fall-out from Emil Michael’s (or is it Michelle?) comments and also gives us an update on everything else that happened in the rideshare world over the past two weeks. Hint: it’s a lot!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! After a week hiatus that gave ample time for the dust to settle, we’re back. And there is aplenty to discuss: a deep look at all the comings and goings after Uber’s no-bueno week in mid November, Lyft and Sidecar strike back and some interesting facts about how much money you might be making on the road.
And a reminder of how much Uber might actually be worth: 100,000,000,000. (that’s alot!) But first…
HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: Uber’s CEO Compared Company’s Woes to Ferguson
I don’t really even know what to say here — this story doesn’t comprise much besides two tweets from reputable people who allegedly witnessed it — but still. Man.
Thanks to the data from the guys at Sherpa, this Nerd Wallet piece gets super-duper detailed about what drivers make per ride and each year, while also accounting for their costs. Some awesome bar graphs and a city-by-city breakdown, to boot.
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Speaking of the dudes over at Sherpa, check out their latest survey on independent earnings (co-hosted by RSG!), if you wanna be a part of the next big story to break (and help out other drivers in the process). [Read more…]