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How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google | WIRED

How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Drawing on a practice that dates back to medieval times, a guild is a group of craftspeople or merchants who’ve banded together because they all do the same thing. One guild is for vintners, another for masons, and so on. There are hundreds of guilds across England, Pearce says, and each provides a way for craftspeople to share certain tricks of their craft. The members of a guild come together, he explains, to “figure out how best to run their trades,” to hone their operations in ways they couldn’t hone them on their own.
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Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google - CNBC

Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google - CNBC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In her first year as principal of the all-girls Fontbonne Hall Academy, Mary Ann Spicijaric was leading a grand experiment that couldn't be discussed outside the halls of her Catholic high school in Brooklyn. The 38 teachers, along with school administrators and attendees, were under strict rules to keep quiet about the new Web-based software they were testing that helped educators manage assignments, grade papers and communicate with students.

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Competition Is for Losers - Wall Street Journal

Competition Is for Losers - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But suppose we say that Google is primarily an advertising company. That changes things. The U.S. search-engine advertising market is $17 billion annually. Online advertising is $37 billion annually. The entire U.S. advertising market is $150 billion. And global advertising is a $495 billion market. So even if Google completely monopolized U.S. search-engine advertising, it would own just 3.4% of the global advertising market. From this angle, Google looks like a small player in a competitive world.

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Google Analyst: Bitcoin Could Be 'The Internet of Money' - CoinDesk

Google Analyst: Bitcoin Could Be 'The Internet of Money' - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Bitcoin holds potential to act as “the Internet of money” if regulated correctly, according to a new report from Google policy advisor Andy Yee.

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The inside story of Google's secret quest to deliver products with drones - Quartz

The inside story of Google's secret quest to deliver products with drones - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia. A white vehicle appears above the trees, a tiny plane a bit bigger than a seagull. It glides towards Parfitt, pitches upwards to a vertical position, and hovers near him, a couple hundred feet in the air. From its belly, a package comes tumbling downward, connected by a thin line to the vehicle itself. Right before the delivery hits the ground, it slows, hitting the earth with atap. The delivery slows, almost imperceptibly, just before it hits the ground, hardly kicking up any dust. A small rectangular module on the end of the line detaches the payload, and ascends back up the vehicle, locking into place beneath the nose. As the wing returns to flying posture and zips back to its launch point half a mile away, Parfitt walks over to the package, opens it up, and extracts some treats for his dogs.


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Andres Flores's curator insight, August 31, 9:19 AM

Google también entra al desarrollo de drones para el transporte. 

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The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own

The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The driverless car by Google is an amazing machine. In our past posts we have mentioned that it can pick and drop a passenger from anywhere. One can impose destination limitation and can prevent its misuse. Google has not stopped here and is thinking of introducing even more amazing features in it. Another interesting thing that the robotic chauffeur can do is its ability to perform self diagnosis when any wear and tear occurs in any of its part. Not only this, when there will be less fuel left in the fuel tank, it will have the capability to drive to the nearest gas station on its own.


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The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ICREACH has been accessible to more than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies that perform intelligence work, according to a 2010 memo. A planning document from 2007 lists the DEA, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency as core members. Information shared through ICREACH can be used to track people’s movements, map out their networks of associates, help predict future actions, and potentially reveal religious affiliations or political beliefs.

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Hacking Gmail App with 92 Percent Success Rate

Hacking Gmail App with 92 Percent Success Rate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Android weakness allows researchers to Hack Gmail with 92 Percent Success Rate.
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Google's Project Ara vs. MakerBot's New Fraemes | Inside3DP.com

Google's Project Ara vs. MakerBot's New Fraemes | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MakerBot has partnered with custom 3D printed phone case maker Fraeme. Will they be able to compete with Google's Project Ara?
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I created the original pop-up ad, and I'm sorry - Quartz

I created the original pop-up ad, and I'm sorry - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s little suspense in the story—the disastrous outcome is obvious from the first paragraph—but it works because of the poignancy of the apologyAll of us have screwed up situations in our lives so badly that we’ve been forced to explain our actions by reminding everyone of our good intentions. It’s obvious now that what we did was a fiasco, so let me remind you that what we wanted to do was something brave and noble.

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Gets Ready to Battle Google - MIT Technology Review

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Gets Ready to Battle Google - MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Punk bands from Blondie to the Ramones once played in Broadway Studios, an age-worn 95-year-old neoclassical building surrounded by strip clubs in San Francisco’s North Beach. But early on this bright June morning, a different sort of rock star arrives. A small crowd attending a tech startup conference swarms around a tall, soft-spoken man in a blue dress shirt and navy suit who politely poses for photos. Andrew Ng, newly appointed chief scientist at Baidu, China’s dominant search company, is here to talk about his plans to advance deep learning, a powerful new approach to artificial intelligence loosely modeled on the way the brain works. It has already made computers vastly better at recognizing speech, translating languages, and identifying images—and Ng’s work at Google and Stanford University, where he was a professor of computer science, is behind some of the biggest breakthroughs. After his talk, the audience of about 200 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and tech workers sends him off with two rounds of applause.

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Amazon, Facebook, Google, And The New Tech Conglomerate - Forbes

Amazon, Facebook, Google, And The New Tech Conglomerate - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google GOOGL +1.05% and Facebook’s acquisition spree has received much press and discussion recently. One of the more interesting pieces on the topic last week was published in the New York Times. Written by Steven Davidoff, a Berkeley Law professor, the piece argues that Facebook and Google acquisitions might mean the return of a time when conglomerates were powerful and popular. That may be true but the technology conglomerate era will be different from the conglomerates of the 60s and 70s.

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Google Impact Challenge

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Vote! Help WeFarm win £500,000 and Google's support to help farmers improve their livelihoods #impactchallenge
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On The Importance Of Forgetting - TechCrunch

On The Importance Of Forgetting - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget.

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Facebook’s Zuck: Now worth more than the Google guys

Facebook’s Zuck: Now worth more than the Google guys | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Facebook boss has reportedly seen his personal net worth jump $1.6 billion this week after a favorable earnings report.
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21 Google searches that will forever change how you think about the internet - Econsultancy (blog)

21 Google searches that will forever change how you think about the internet - Econsultancy (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Maybe it's a “wisdom of the crowds” thing, or a “wikinomics” thing. Or maybe just a lazy way to make sense of this crazy online world in which we live.

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Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Dow

Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Dow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won’t even kill them—at least not immediately. Their bodies can live on for several days without their heads.

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Google is playing catch-up on cybercrime with Project Zero - The Conversation

Google is playing catch-up on cybercrime with Project Zero - The Conversation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google is playing catch-up on cybercrime with Project Zero The Conversation But this collaboration will go even further in protecting our individual and collective security and privacy online: it will slow the activities of intelligence agencies...
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RixhPlayZ's curator insight, July 22, 4:23 AM

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The rise of data and the death of politics

The rise of data and the death of politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks Evgeny Morozov
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Google and the German Angst - Huffington Post (blog)

Google and the German Angst - Huffington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem." The way the Social Democrat was describing his digital behavior was shedding light on the uneasiness that descends upon Germans when using Google services -- whether it is the search engine, whether it is Gmail, Google Maps, Google Translate or anything else Google. The Internet giant has not only become ubiquitous. Google has become inescapable. When looking something up on the Internet, 90 percent of Germans are using Google -- that is significantly more than the worldwide average of roughly 70 percent. But Germans do it with remorse. They feel guilty.

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Google announces Q2 earnings: $15.96B revenue, $4.99 EPS, $3.42B net income - 9 to 5 Google

Google announces Q2 earnings: $15.96B revenue, $4.99 EPS, $3.42B net income - 9 to 5 Google | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google has shared its second quarter earnings result announcing consolidated revenue of $15.96 billion, up 22% since Q2 2013, earnings per share of $4.99, and net income of $3.42 billion.

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Google and the German Angst - Huffington Post

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If Jeremy Rifkin, economist, theorist and political adviser, is right, the digital age is going to reduce marginal cost in the production process to almost zero -- at least in a significant number of areas.

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Google: Doing everything to end Anonymity on Internet

Google: Doing everything to end Anonymity on Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You may have noticed that Google has made changes in it sign-up process and you have to provide a real name while signing up for any of its services.


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Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations - Entrepreneur

Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google may seem like it wants to be everywhere, but there's at least one sector that it's avoiding for now: Health care.

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As Android's reach expands, Google attracts fewer pioneer partners - VentureBeat

As Android's reach expands, Google attracts fewer pioneer partners - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Google has polished the user interface with its new “Material Design” model of animated surfaces existing in different layers.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation