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Growing Your Apps in Isolation - Businessweek

Growing Your Apps in Isolation - Businessweek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google, and IBM use Docker’s tools. Can the startup make money?
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Rise of the car-sharing apps poses threat to auto sector

Rise of the car-sharing apps poses threat to auto sector | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON - The humble smartphone could throw a spanner in the works of the car sector's post-crisis turnaround, with the big manufacturers facing a long-term threat from apps that make it easier and cheaper to share or hire vehicles than to buy them.
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New York City Council Explores the Woes of Hailing a Taxi - New York Times

New York City Council Explores the Woes of Hailing a Taxi - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Council members discussed a range of complaints prompted by smartphone-based car-hire services such as Uber and Lyft as well as yellow cabs.
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Facebook, Google, And Twitter's War For App Install Ads - TechCrunch

Facebook, Google, And Twitter's War For App Install Ads - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform business.

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Sharing Economy App Bellhops Earns $6M from Investors - Long Beach Post

Sharing Economy App Bellhops Earns $6M from Investors - Long Beach Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bellhops, a Lyft-like moving service that arrived in Long Beach earlier this year, announced it has raised $6M from Silicon Valley Investors, bringing the company's total venture funding to $7.8M.
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The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Web—that thin veneer of human-readable design on top of the machine babble that constitutes the Internet—is dying. And the way it’s dying has farther-reaching implications than almost anything else in technology today.
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The Killer App For Sharing Is Cities

The Killer App For Sharing Is Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The urban environment, where people want connections and convenience, is where the vision will come together.
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FireChat: The App That Fueled Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution - Betabeat

FireChat: The App That Fueled Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution - Betabeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media has been a catalyzing force in revolutions around the world. In the past few weeks, Hong Kong has seen its own youth-led uprising, and again turned to social media for solidarity and communication.
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n8fr8/gilgamesh

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gilgamesh - Gilga Meshenger: Connecting the Bluetooth Babylon!
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Energy and the Growth of Sharing Apps and New Markets | The Energy Collective

Energy and the Growth of Sharing Apps and New Markets | The Energy Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A shared electricity future is still that: the future. But it’s not necessarily so futuristic. A shared economy in energy is looking less like The Jetsons than something that’s just around the corner.
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Alfred the app helps with your most menial tasks – but consider the real cost

Alfred the app helps with your most menial tasks – but consider the real cost | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is reducing pay to a pittance and eroding employment rights as the poor bid against each other for work
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What Happens When an Entire Neighborhood Starts Using an App for Borrowing Housewares

What Happens When an Entire Neighborhood Starts Using an App for Borrowing Housewares | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology gets to the heart of a Dutch neighborhood's trust issues. (Borrowing a cup of sugar isn't just in fairytales.
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The fall and rise of the news bundle - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

The fall and rise of the news bundle - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"The notifications from news apps that make it onto that lock screen are in prime position to capture attention. The lock screen is the new bundle."
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10 Coolest Open Source Apps of 2014 - Channel MSP

10 Coolest Open Source Apps of 2014 - Channel MSP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
/ CRN From hardware to software to the Internet of Things, open source is everywhere. Here are the 10 coolest open source apps of 2014. Read More
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Chinese Dating App For Gays Aims to Promote Safe Sex and Prevent AIDS - Headlines & Global News

Chinese Dating App For Gays Aims to Promote Safe Sex and Prevent AIDS - Headlines & Global News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Blued, an app in China that lets gay men share their experiences, has reached 15 million users since its debut two years ago.
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Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires - Huffington Post

Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
San Francisco taxi drivers are done playing nice.
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15 Apps That Let You Join the Sharing Economy

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The Sharing Economy means money saving AND money making opportunities for aspiring micro-moguls.
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15 Apps That Let You Join the Sharing Economy

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The Sharing Economy means money saving AND money making opportunities for aspiring micro-moguls.
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Helsinki Has a Plan to Get People to Stop Owning Cars

Helsinki Has a Plan to Get People to Stop Owning Cars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A system being developed in Finland would allow people to subscribe to all kinds of mobility options and pay for everything on their phones
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Bitcoin's Killer Apps – A Look Into the Future - CoinDesk

Bitcoin's Killer Apps – A Look Into the Future - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's real killer apps won't be alternatives to existing systems, they will solve problems thought impossible before its invention.
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Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk

Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traveling to various countries often can mean making complex currency conversions. Can bitcoin fix this problem?
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The Killer App For Sharing Is Cities

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The urban environment, where people want connections and convenience, is where the vision will come together.
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Voting with your wallet

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PURITANISM, wrote H.L. Mencken, is “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.” Half a century later, the prissiest Americans are haunted by a different fear: that they may buy cheese made by someone whose opinions they do not share. To help people avoid this calamity, a new app called BuyPartisan reveals whether any given product is made by Republicans or Democrats.

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Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

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The Sharing Economy has captured entrepreneurs' imagination in the UK, giving rise to a plethora of problem-solving and money-saving solutions.
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