This is going to be a busy weekend with all of the Halloween madness and fare guarantees from Lyft and Uber. Heck, even Sidecar got into the mix with fare guarantees up in SF so you know things must be getting crazy. But before you spend your entire weekend driving and making money, RSG contributor Jack Ross takes a look at all of the top stories from the past week. And there were definitely some good ones. It was cool to be featured in Forbes and definitely good publicity for the site so stay tuned for more of those and feel free to hit us up on FB or Twitter over the weekend to let us know how things are shaping up out on the roads. It already sounds like Thursday night was kind of a bust with way too many drivers out and about but I’m sure Friday & Saturday will be a lot better.
Welcome back, y’all. And let’s get straight into answering the 18-billion-dollar-question!
This week on the Roundup: a couple of hot startups you should check out, an important read from Forbes, a Must-See Lincoln commercial, a cross-country trip around the USA at all the relevant TNC news, LA Weekly goes gonzo-journalist on Uber, an Obvious Headline involving Uber’s unicorn, Vice’s Motherboard, and Uber’s PR team is literally everywhere!
But first, FREE GAS!!!
Here’s how Gas4Ads out of Irvine works. You (driver): stick some ads on your headrest, track your miles and let them know. They: pay your gas (?!) Pretty simple, really. For the record, I, for one, am unsure if this maybe kinda sorta violates TNC policies against drivers’ promoting shit while they drive, but great idea either way (and another one of the first of many of the emerging TNC sub-economy). Check ’em out. And get yo’ gas while it’s hot. [Read more…]