Friday Links: Facts on the Sharing Economy

How much are people making from the sharing economy? (Priceonomics)

— “85% of side-gig workers make less than $500 a month. And of all the side-gig platforms we examined, Airbnb hosts earn the most by far…Nearly half of all hosts make more than $500 per month.”

— Of course, on all of these platforms, there is a wide range of earners. Several Airbnb hosts in our records, for instance, made over $10,000 per month, while others made less than $200.”

Reno is starting to look more like Silicon Valley. (Bloomberg)

A single blog post from one person at a $70 billion dollar company can make all the difference. (The Verge)

— “A former Uber employee said, ‘Travis was the ideal leader when Uber was getting off the ground and he should be credited for much of its early success. But by focusing on being the dominant force everywhere, he failed to address his own shortcomings and that ultimately led to his downfall.'”