Friday, December 9, 2016

Technology Disruptions Spur Growth of the Gig Economy in India

(My article in The Economic Times)

Not long ago the only people looking for gigs were artistes, musicians and writers. The rest were looking for a secure day job.

But in recent years, disruptive technology platforms like Airbnb, Ola, Uber, Olx and Quickr have opened new dimensions of “part-time” or independent work. The gig economy has truly arrived. Digitisation has opened new avenues for making “extra money” on the side. These consumer-to-consumer platforms allow the buyer and seller to meet, while the platforms just provide technology to connect the two.

Read the full article http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/catalysts/technology-disruptions-spur-growth-of-the-gig-economy-in-india/1988