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Community Energy in the UK - P2P Foundation

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'Today is the inaugural meeting of a new group of civil society champions who have been brought together by The Co-operative and its partners Forum for the Future and Carbon Leapfrog to act as renewable energy ambassadors. Late last year the group, which includes leading figures from the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), The Church of England and the National Trust, visited Germany to see for themselves examples of successful community renewable schemes. Today, they are meeting Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to launch their vision for community energy. You can see the full vision and commitment here.

 
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▶ THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED John Restakis - YouTube

This session was part of Open Everything - A Collaborative Economy Convergence - www.openeverything.ie Organised by Cultivate, P2P Foundation and WeCreate Wo...
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Open Systems, Formats, and Standards

It may seem ironic to describe the phone network as “smart” and the Internet as “dumb,” but that’s exactly how network engineers view them.
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Regulating Open Internet Will Stifle Manufacturing Innovation | NAM

Regulating Open Internet Will Stifle Manufacturing Innovation | NAM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Manufacturers are in the midst of a resurgence that’s fueling job growth and economic recovery nationwide, and today’s decision to regulate the Internet using an 80-year-old regulatory scheme threatens to curtail this resurgence, stifling future investment in the communications infrastructure that has helped fuel manufacturing innovation.


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Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations

Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with agreement that member states draft a formal report on virtual currencies.
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New models are needed for translating open science to innovation

New models are needed for translating open science to innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Internet-enabled forms of scientific collaboration, popularly referred to as open science, have not automatically translated into innovation.
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BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen

BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
AN ambitious plan has been unveiled to create Lancashire’s first ‘Fab Lab’ - a creative and digital technology centre aimed at young entrepreneurs.
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FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This story was originally published on May 14, 2014. It was updated on Feb. 26, 2015.
This story is about net neutrality. Have we lost you yet?
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Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution

Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Air pollution outside Delhi, India. (Flickr/Jean-Etienne Minh Duy Poirrer) This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
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Tools for Collective Labor Action in the Gig Economy

Tools for Collective Labor Action in the Gig Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SARAH KESSLER reports on how “Workers and activists are creating new tools” for labor organizing in the mis-named ‘sharing economy': The first tool she discusses is Dynamo: “Milland took her gripes to a new platform called Dynamo, which was created...
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Google AI teaches itself to destroy human opponents at 'Space Invaders'

Google AI teaches itself to destroy human opponents at 'Space Invaders' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Computers already have bested human champions in Jeopardy! and chess, but artificial intelligence now has mastered an entirely new level: Space Invaders.
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Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics A Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation - RAPP

Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics A Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation - RAPP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The “Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics a Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation” paper has been accepted for the Automation conference 2015.
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Paris surpasses New York as most popular city on Airbnb

Paris surpasses New York as most popular city on Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paris is becoming the new poster child for Airbnb.
There are now Airbnb 40,000 listings in Paris, making it the most popular city on the service.
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Amazon rival Jet takes off with nearly 352,000 signups in first 73 days

Amazon rival Jet takes off with nearly 352,000 signups in first 73 days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jet, the ambitious ecommerce startup created by a former Amazon exec, appears to be taking off with close to 352,000 signups for its Insider program in the company's first 73 days.
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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Leticia Miranda The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver...
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3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its..
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Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza

Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two narratives compete for the truth of today’s global political stage. On the one hand, there’s the narrative of leftist irresponsibility and incorrectness.
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Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species

Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 
by Frank Estrada
The modern world is full of myths. I’m not talking about Greek legends or medieval lore, but the shared stories and constructs underpinning our beliefs and behaviours.
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Fab Lab Berlin Walkthrough

TURNING IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS We are an open Digital Fabrication Studio. We want to become Berlin's central maker hub by providing an interface between Makers, Companies, Universities and ...
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The Internet Has Already Revolutionized Prostitution. But Could Better Apps Make It Truly Safe?

The Internet Has Already Revolutionized Prostitution. But Could Better Apps Make It Truly Safe? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These days, prostitution is very much an online enterprise. Escorts advertise on personal websites and email with clients before meeting up. Johns, meanwhile, post reviews on the Internet much the same way they’d rate a restaurant on Yelp.
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Internet rejoices as FCC imposes strict net neutrality rules

Internet rejoices as FCC imposes strict net neutrality rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Net neutrality advocates rejoiced on Thursday as the FCC voted to enact strict regulation on the companies that connect people to the Internet.
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Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination'

Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to the smartphone market, Microsoft and BlackBerry have more catching up to do than ever before.
Android and iOS now account for a record amount of the worldwide smartphone market share, according to a new report.
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How Mayo's "Dr. Google" Deal Disrupts Medicine - Forbes

How Mayo's "Dr. Google" Deal Disrupts Medicine - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The deal to produce clinical summaries under the Mayo Clinic name for Google searches symbolizes the medical priesthood's acceptance that information technology has reshaped the doctor-patient relationship.
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Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream

Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rolling out new Azure services as a part of the larger strategy to “help more people realize the possibilities of big data.” Last week, at the  Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose, the tech giant claimed to make “big data...
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