By The Numbers

The Numbers for Thursday, November 14: We’re not dead yet

Shea Huffman Nov 14, 2013
1,500

The number of refurbished typewriters one company sells every year from their website, typewriters.com, proving that there is still some demand for the seemingly outdated technology. The electronic business typewriters remain favored by law offices, funeral parlors, and anybody else who has to fill out lots of forms or make labels. (Marketplace)

$60 billion

Google’s expected revenue this year, most of which comes from advertising sales, and as Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget points out, makes the company bigger than either the newspaper or magazine industries in the U.S. for the first time. (Business Insider)

$60,000

The annual income that ride-sharing service Uber has been saying drivers in LA could make by participating in the service; that’s double what many cab drivers in the area make. Ever since states like California legalized the services earlier this year, taxi companies, burdened with more regulations, have been looking for ways to compete, including sending drivers to customer service lessons. (Southern California Public Radio)

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