Coming of age

From Livemint

This might be a year when the gig economy’s standard bearers are forced to evolve swiftly. Companies such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb have been hugely disruptive over the past few years—creating new business and earning models, impacting a variety of sectors from the hospitality industry to public transport, and pointing to a changing definition of employment in the future. But they have also run afoul of regulators, conventional rivals and their own service providers.