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Will Pharma Embrace Open Innovation? - Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine (blog)

Will Pharma Embrace Open Innovation?Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine (blog)Recent years of low approvals of new blockbuster products have given rise to the perception that pharmaceutical drug development, in its current format, no longer works.
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A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation

A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work on developing Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (or CBRLs, for short) continues apace here at the P2P Foundation. When speaking of the types of licenses, we often find it hard to explain how they fill a niche in the alt. license spectrum, falling somewhere between the straight up copyleft and the popular Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

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As Uber and its ilk expand, cities like Anchorage struggle to regulate the 'sharing economy'

As Uber and its ilk expand, cities like Anchorage struggle to regulate the 'sharing economy' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber rolled out its Anchorage service Sept. 17 despite warnings from the municipality that it could be violating local tax ordinances. Ever since, the company and its supporters and detractors have been embroiled in the same debate that has played out across the U.S. and around the world -- how to reconcile local laws with ride-sharing services, a relatively new business model Uber has used since launching about five years ago in San Francisco.
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Living in the 21st Century: The Sharing Economy, Peer to Peer, Climate Change, and The Last 5 Billion

Living in the 21st Century: The Sharing Economy, Peer to Peer, Climate Change, and The Last 5 Billion | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The paradigm of 21st Century life is rapidly unseating many of the assumptions born out of the 20th Century. In this fast-changing world disruption is constant and the outcome remains uncertain.

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Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale?

Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The UK economy has been in difficulty since the 2008 financial crisis. Tough spending decisions have been needed to put it on the path to recovery because of the huge budget deficit left behind by the last irresponsible Labour government, showering its supporters with social benefit spending. Thanks to the coalition holding its nerve amid the clamour against cuts, the economy has finally recovered. True, wages have yet to make up the lost ground, but it is at least a “job-rich” recovery, allowing people to stand on their own feet rather than relying on state handouts.
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Envisioning Autonomous Dispute Resolution (AutoArb)

Several commentators within the Digital Common Law Institute (DCLI) forums have suggested that a logical place to start examining the the digital network implications of law should be with regards to the sales of goods. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), nearly universally adopted by the fifty states, provides certainty in the execution of contracts no matter where buyers and suppliers may originate within the U.S.  DCLI has the opportunity to provide a certain amount of stability when transacting business through the transnational jurisdiction of the internet.  A digital common law can assist in the mechanisms for dispute resolution resulting from “smart contract” for the sale of goods. (good definition within link)
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Manifesto for the Commons in the European Union - P2P Foundation

Manifesto for the Commons in the European Union - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The text is the result of discussions by an informal group of people interested to interconnect the Social Economy and Commons issues at the European level. This informal group includes Benjamin Coriat and Fabienne Orsi (researchers), Perez Roland, Pierre Calame, Gaelle Krikorian (European Green), Nicole ALIX and Philippe Herzog, ... It was co-signed by MEP Marie-Christine Vergiat.
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Sowing the seeds of a new economy | Red Pepper

Sowing the seeds of a new economy | Red Pepper | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting? asks Peter de Jong
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Digital Labor, Nov 14-16, NYC, US

Digital Labor, Nov 14-16, NYC, US | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SWEATSHOPS, PICKET LINES, AND BARRICADES will bring together designers, labor organizers, theorists, social entrepreneurs, historians, legal scholars, independent researchers, cultural producers and perspectives from workers themselves to discuss emerging forms of mutual aid and solidarity.
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How More Democratic Forms of Ownership of Land and Housing Can Revive Our Places - P2P Foundation

How More Democratic Forms of Ownership of Land and Housing Can Revive Our Places - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"The social cleansing of London to release land value – reported in New Start in 2009 – has accelerated in recent years as social housing is sold off. The high profile campaign by the E15 campaigners in Newham shows the power of resistance but our commentators argue that without land reform, inequalities will continue.
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Co-ops and commons approaches to reviving places | NewStart

Co-ops and commons approaches to reviving places | NewStart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As inequality and concentration of wealth return to 19th century levels, can ownership and power be democratised through a revival of the commons and the resurgence of co-operative approaches? We asked seven experts to give their views

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Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Stop the War Coalition

Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Stop the War Coalition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We have come perilously close to disaster before, says Noam Chomsky, and are toying with catastrophe again. It is not that possible peaceful solutions are lacking.

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Sharing Economy Series: Insights from a sharing-marketplace CEO after year 1

Sharing Economy Series: Insights from a sharing-marketplace CEO after year 1 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
LawTrades' Raad Ahmed shares his most important lessons from year-one of running a peer-to-peer marketplace.
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Uber and Airbnb: The sharing economy is facing growing pains as it comes of age

Uber and Airbnb: The sharing economy is facing growing pains as it comes of age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber and Airbnb are having to deal with increasingly complex problems as they transform from idealistic startups to profitable businesses.
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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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Ethical investment figures revealed

Ethical investment figures revealed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tens of millions of pounds have been invested in community renewables schemes in the past few years, a report said.



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The Emerging Collaborative Economy in Australia

Over the last five years, an explosive number of businesses around the world have emerged that tap into the power of technology tenable people to connect with each other and share and exchange all ...

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Chris Anderson Q&A: Drone Entrepreneur Talks About His New Company, GoPros, And The Future Of Drones

Chris Anderson Q&A: Drone Entrepreneur Talks About His New Company, GoPros, And The Future Of Drones | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
He and his kids googled "flying robot" and ended up building advanced technology on their dining room table.
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Before the Internet, there was the Roomnet - Boston Globe

Before the Internet, there was the Roomnet - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While working in a remote location, we learned to gather information the old-fashioned way.
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Majority of millennials don’t have a college degree — and that’s going to cost all of us

Majority of millennials don’t have a college degree — and that’s going to cost all of us | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of hoopla in the media about how Millennials are the best-educated generation in history, blah, blah, blah. But according to a Pew survey, that’s a distortion of reality. In fact, two-thirds of Millennials between ages 25 and 32 don’t have a bachelor’s degree. The education gap among this generation is higher than for any other in history in terms of how those with a college degree will fare compared to those without. Reflecting a trend that has been gaining momentum in the rest of America, Millennials are rapidly getting sorted into winners and losers. Most of them are losing. That’s going to cost this generation a lot —and the rest of society, too.
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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review – a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review – a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Revolutions usually leave ancient institutions tottering, societies shaken, the streets awash with blood. But what Walter Isaacson calls the “digital revolution” has kept its promise to liberate mankind. Enrichment for the few has been balanced by empowerment for the rest of us, and we can all – as the enraptured Isaacson says – enjoy a “sublime user experience” when we turn on our computers. Wikipedia gives us access to a global mind; on social media we can chat with friends we may never meet and who might not actually exist; blogs “democratise public discourse” by giving a voice to those who were once condemned to mute anonymity. Has heaven really come down to our wired-up, interconnected Earth?
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You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story - Daily Beast

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When he launched the Web in 1991, Tim Berners-Lee intended it to be used as a collaboration tool, which is why he was dismayed that the Mosaic browser did not give users the ability to edit the Web pages they were viewing. It turned Web surfers into passive consumers of published content. That lapse was partly mitigated by the rise of blog­ging, which encouraged user-generated content. In 1995 another me­dium was invented that went further toward facilitating collaboration on the Web. It was called a wiki, and it worked by allowing users to modify Web pages—not by having an editing tool in their browser but by clicking and typing directly onto Web pages that ran wiki software.

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3D printing used to make mud huts in impoverished areas

3D printing used to make mud huts in impoverished areas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An Italian firm is using 3D printing to build affordable housing in poverty stricken areas. The printers use materials such as mud and natural fibers.
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3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire

3D printing e-NABLE hands at the Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the recent Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire a group of Hong Kong entrepreneurs and students held a 72 hour session to redesign an e-NABLE hand.
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Simon Read: It is time to think again about ethical money

Simon Read: It is time to think again about ethical money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This weekend marks the launch of Good Money Week. Haven’t heard of it?
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One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola

One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A picture is worth 1,000 hysterical cable news segments.
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Uber will eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars

Uber will eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber will eventually replace the people who drive its cars with cars that drive themselves, CEO Travis Kalanick said today at the Code Conference. A day after Google unveiled the prototype for its own driverless vehicle, Kalanick was visibly excited at the prospect of developing a fleet of driverless vehicles, which he said would make car ownership rare. "The reason Uber could be expensive is because you're not just paying for the car — you're paying for the other dude in the car," Kalanick said. "When there's no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle. So the magic there is, you basically bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away."

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Chris Hill's curator insight, October 20, 9:45 AM

Sooner than later, one hopes.

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