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This is What Happens When Two Bamboo Trains Meet on the Bamboo Railway

These trains run through the countryside around Battambang in Cambodia. They are an incredibly simple design and as the name suggest are made of
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Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project

Despite Slow Adoption, Seoul Doubles Down On Sharing City Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2012, the city of Seoul launched Sharing City Seoul to create a local, government-sanctioned sharing culture – establishing the city of 10 million as a frontrunner in the sharing cities movement. City officials committed to cultivating a vibrant local sharing economy, and Seoul was quickly praised as a global sharing leader. But results on the ground have been mixed, and the initiative remains a work in progress. Sharing City Seoul hasn't taken off as hoped, and awareness of the sharing econo
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Property, Protest, Commons, and the Alternative Economies of Art | Asia Art Archive

Property, Protest, Commons, and the Alternative Economies of Art | Asia Art Archive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2844 1112
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Why The Future of Work Will Be Dominated By Asia (CSW Global 2015)

William Halix, Freelancer.com Software, mobile and the Internet are eating the world. They are also facilitating a disruptive new paradigm- the collaborative ...
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Top 4 Crowdfunding Developments and Predictions for Asia in 2015 - Entrepreneur

Top 4 Crowdfunding Developments and Predictions for Asia in 2015 - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The new year has arrived and for those looking to get into Asia's crowdfunding market, here are our predictions.
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The Tale of Two Sharing Cities, Part Two

The Tale of Two Sharing Cities, Part Two | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Saturday night in the Hongdae district of Seoul. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs line the streets four stories high for blocks. The crowds in the street cover acres of blacktop. It's nightlife on mega-city scale.
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Southeast Asia's Sharing Economy Start-Ups May Produce The Next Airbnb or Uber

Southeast Asia's Sharing Economy Start-Ups May Produce The Next Airbnb or Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Across Southeast Asia more people are warming up to the prospect of turning their personal items into unexpected sources of financial gain, propelling the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ in the region. A growing number of start-ups, too, are using this concept to launch new and promising businesses.

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Blogging for Freedom in Vietnam

Blogging for Freedom in Vietnam | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These cases have painted a bleak picture of Internet freedom in Vietnam, a country that blocks Web sites and surveils netizens. The Internet came to Vietnam in the nineteen-nineties, and use of it has grown at a rapid pace ever since. According to figures from 2013, more than one in four Vietnamese said that they had used the Internet in the past week. The Vietnamese government, in response, has tried to rein in dissent by enacting laws that restrict online content, but authorities cannot entirely control the spread of information.

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FAN1 – FabLab Asia Network 1st conference

FAN1 – FabLab Asia Network 1st conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The website of "FAN1" the 1st conference of the Fab Lab Asia Network is here: http://t.co/ytubbPkuJ4 #Fablab #Asia #Bohol #Philippines
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Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof - Tech in Asia

Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof - Tech in Asia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An answer to this is the open-source technology movement, consisting of hackerspaces, makerspaces, andDIY Biology (DIYBio) movements. Concerned with innovation and bringing the benefits of scientific and emerging technological developments to the public, these avenues are used for public participation in science and for meeting needs beyond the scope of for-profit enterprises.

 
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How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy? - Crowdsourcing Week

How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy? - Crowdsourcing Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy this year will generate $350 billion in transactions in 2013, but how much of that is actually coming from Asia? (How much does #Asia contribute to the global Sharing Economy?
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The sharing economy: Where creatives should be | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines

The sharing economy: Where creatives should be | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Manila Bulletin, the nation's leading newspaper, brings you the latest news and current events in the Philippines and abroad daily, since 1900.
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Social media: redefining the way we interact - The Express Tribune

Social media: redefining the way we interact - The Express Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since ancient times, different symbols, signs and facial expressions have been used by man to communicate. In the past man used to make use of drawings or use sounds to let know other people about any important information when  verbal communication was not possible.

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Open-data Hactivists Help Taipei Craft Regulatory Response to Uber

Open-data Hactivists Help Taipei Craft Regulatory Response to Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Taipei taxi operators, representatives of Uber, Inc., government officials, and Taiwanese citizens worked together to develop a regulatory approach to Uber. (Tomás Fano / Flickr)
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Can Uber’s Sharing Economy Survive in Asia?

The ride-sharing app Uber, darling of the sharing economy, has run into more problems in Asia. Connect with me on social media and the internet! e-mail: ...
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West's fashion industry relies on sweat of Asia's teenagers

West's fashion industry relies on sweat of Asia's teenagers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Across Asia, millions of children are toiling for long hours, often in stifling conditions, earning barely enough to live on while they sew garments for fashion brands in the West.
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GrabTaxi, Uber’s SoftBank-Backed Rival In Southeast Asia, Tests Courier Service

GrabTaxi, Uber’s SoftBank-Backed Rival In Southeast Asia, Tests Courier Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 GrabTaxi, the Uber rival backed by SoftBank, is trialling a next-day delivery service as it experiments with logistics-related offerings beyond its core taxi-hailing business in Southeast Asia.
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Asia Doesn't Need Uber - Bloomberg View

Asia Doesn't Need Uber - Bloomberg View | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The accusation that an Uber driver raped a passenger in India shows the shortcoming's of the company's model in markets with lax taxi regulation.
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Where hardware meets software: Fablab was born to revitalize Tainan

Where hardware meets software: Fablab was born to revitalize Tainan | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Speaking of cultural and creative industry, historic sites, gourmet snacks and old houses, it reminds people of Tainan. Tainan offers more than these features; this city is full of technological talents who need more opportunities to stand out. TDCP-Tainan Digital Creative Park(台南數位文創園區), located in the center of Tainan city, is operated by Tainan city government(台南市政府) and Association of Digital Culture Taiwan (台灣數位文化協會) combining the concepts of Co-working Space and Fablab. TDLP is expected to become the strongest backup for entrepreneurs in Tainan through excellent space planning and also a learning community for locals. PunNode had an exclusive interview with Ricky Feng, the Deputy Executive Officer of Association of Digital Culture Taiwan, to talk about TDCP-Tainan Digital Creative Park (PunPlace Fablab).

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New association marks arrival of sharing economy in Singapore - eco-business.com

New association marks arrival of sharing economy in Singapore - eco-business.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A newly launched business association for companies based on collaborative consumption will help promote the sharing economy in Singapore by raising public awareness, and promoting dialogue with the government.
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Chris Anderson, the best-selling author of "The Long Tail", said Korean companies should form a business environment with a more open attitude toward sharing ideas, sources and platforms

Chris Anderson, the best-selling author of “The Long Tail” and “Free” and a former editor in chief of Wired Magazine, said Korean companies should form a business environment with a more open attitude toward sharing ideas, sources and platforms, especially in the software industry.

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“Selected Publications of the Asia Institute: 2005-2012″ | The Asia Institute

“Selected Publications of the Asia Institute: 2005-2012″ | The Asia Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Asia Institute is the first truly pan-Asian think tank dedicated to an honest discussion of economic, technological and social integration of society and environment in Asia. The Asia Institute is based in Seoul, Korea Republic.
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How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy? - Crowdsourcing Week

How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy? - Crowdsourcing Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy this year will generate $350 billion in transactions in 2013, but how much of that is actually coming from Asia? (How much does Asia contribute to the global #sharing economy?
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Is Asia Ready for a Sharing Economy?

Is Asia Ready for a Sharing Economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rapidly rising number of global converts to the sharing economy suggests that temporary hires, peer-to-peer rentals, etc. are the wave of the future. (RT @CitizenTEKK: Is Asia Ready for a Sharing Economy?
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Taking the Seoul Train to the Sharing Economy Part III

Taking the Seoul Train to the Sharing Economy Part III | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tim Draimin travels to Seoul, South Korea in search of sharing economy ventures.
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