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Can Apple Help Facebook Move Its Business Model Out of Beta? - Motley Fool

It's hard to discount the potential of a company that boast about having 1 billion users on its service, or roughly 15% of the world's population. Remarkably, Facebook can never seem to get its business formula right. And much of its criticism has been due to its constant changes, many of which leave users are unsure of their meaning (e.g., the ever-evolving privacy statement, changes to the timeline, and most recently, altering Instagram's terms of service). The company operates with the mind-set of "Let's see what happens if we push this button?"

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Progress Toward Open Science | The Incidental Economist

Progress Toward Open Science | The Incidental Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's hard to find someone who'll argue against the notion that science should be open and transparent. In practice, however, much of what scientists do is not
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Keiser Report: Copyright protects illegal media cartels (09Jun11)

9 July 2011 Strike of the workers in electricity, water, banks, telecommunications, ports, ransports Athens and many other parts of the public sector. Athens .
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One of the world's biggest banks just admitted bitcoin could destroy existing finance firms

One of the world's biggest banks just admitted bitcoin could destroy existing finance firms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

French bank BNP Paribas says the technology underpinning bitcoin has the potential to make existing companies "redundant," a huge admission from one of the world's biggest banks.




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Forget Bitcoin — What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care? - Re/code

Forget Bitcoin — What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care? - Re/code | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It allows total strangers to hold and exchange digital money in a completely transparent way -- without having to trust each other or any central authority.
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Bernard Lietaer, One of the Architects of the Euro on Greece and the EU | Alternative

Bernard Lietaer, One of the Architects of the Euro on Greece and the EU | Alternative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today we still use an industrial age monetary construct while we have technologies to do things differently. Greece could create a precedent with a different way of addressing economic problems, says one of the architects of the euro, Bernard...
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Greece -- The One Biggest Lie You Are Being Told By The Media

Greece -- The One Biggest Lie You Are Being Told By The Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still...
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Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in Greece | Seumas Milne

Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in Greece | Seumas Milne | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece’s confrontation with the euro overlords will shape resistance to austerity – and the future of the whole European Union
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Abundance is the end of divisions in production | P2P Foundation

Abundance is the end of divisions in production | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A society of abundance is a society in which productivity is not separate from research, conversation and knowledge.
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A summary of the arguments for making the socialized internet into a sustainability engine | P2P Foundation

A summary of the arguments for making the socialized internet into a sustainability engine | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We see the internet not as a given or a ‘essentialized technology’, but as a locus of struggle between different values and usages, determined by the design of the systems, ‘by whom and for whom’. Right now the internet is the result of a mix of influences, the original military research and public funding, the mentalities of the scientists who worked on it, the influence of private investors and designers, and the influence of the choices of the public and user communities. The internet we would want would be significantly more ‘socialized’, made sustainable, and used for a fundamental transition of the mode of production, i.e. creating and distributing value.

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A history of abundance

A history of abundance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Few ideas have been as powerful and subversive as abundance. For thousands of years, we humans have projected our desires onto it, we’ve been inspired by it to transform our forms of organizing, and we’ve raised it as the banner of a better future. Free food, the end of labor forced by need, and the end of conflicts and violence due to scarcity have been the image of the world that humans deserve to inhabit for hundreds of generations.

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Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian

Iceland repeals blasphemy ban after Pirate party campaign - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Move to overturn the 75-year-old law, which was started following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, had faced opposition from church groups
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Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation

Property Rights, Inequality and Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A transcript of David Bollier's talk on how the commons might be a force for reducing inequality.
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Why we need the 'meent': re-historisizing the Dutch Commons | P2P Foundation

Why we need the 'meent': re-historisizing the Dutch Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Etymologically the word ‘meent’ shares its root with ‘menigte’, which is the Dutch translation of the Latin ‘multitudo’ (Philippa et al. 2005, 179-81 and 2007, 323-24). They share a Middle Dutch adjective, ‘maneg’ meaning ‘many’ (Philippa et al. 2007, 334). Because this was the same in Old English and Old Frisian, the ‘meent’ and the …
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Uber and sharing economy

The application-based service is becoming more popular around the world - and causing controversy. Taxi drivers in Paris recently vented their anger against ...
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David Graeber on a Fair Future Economy

David Graeber on a Fair Future Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David will consider what it would take to conceive and build a flourishing and fair future economy.
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Swiss solution for Greece: two currencies Euro co designer

The future is unclear not only for Greece, but for the Eurozone itself. One of the architects of the Euro, Bernard Lietaer thinks hard liners in bailout negotiations .
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Fred Wilson: The Next Reddit Will Likely Be Built on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Fred Wilson: The Next Reddit Will Likely Be Built on the Bitcoin Blockchain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may be that there is no viable middle ground between a centrally controlled media platform and an entirely decentralized media platform
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Fast-tracking development: A Ugandan village’s experience - BBC News

Fast-tracking development: A Ugandan village’s experience - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the deadline for the UN's anti-poverty targets known as Millennium Development Goals expires, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge visits a "Millennium Village" in Uganda to see whether a new approach to aid makes any difference on the ground.
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IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Secret documents show creditors’ baseline estimate puts debt at 118% of GDP in 2030, even if it signs up to all tax and spending reforms demanded by troika
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Essay of the Day: In Search of Democratic Academic Publishing Strategies | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: In Search of Democratic Academic Publishing Strategies | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Essay: The Power of Free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies. Jan Blommaert. Summary of the thesis: “In this polemical essay, I intend to engage with the current system of academic publishing, in light of the debates about possible Open Access publishing strategies. I write my remarks from my own position in the …
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Greece and the passing of the nation state

Greece and the passing of the nation state | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Athen's Syntagma Square, back-to-back demonstrations this week calling for a "Yes" or "No" vote in Sunday's era-defining Greek referendum featured a noticeableclass split: poorer, less-educated monolinguals largely supported Syriza's rejection of the EU austerity deal, while a more cosmopolitan, better-dressed crowd passionately demanded their right to remain in the euro, nevermind what consequences austerity is having on their less financially insulated compatriots.

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The "Sharing Economy" is the Problem | Grassroots Economic Organizing

The "Sharing Economy" is the Problem | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through Uber, the sharing economy’s poster-child, thousands of drivers have turned their personal cars into money-making vehicles. Homeowners internationally have earned extra cash by using another popular sharing service, AirBnB. These companies’ ads are filled with smiling people, caring about each other and just wanting to do good. The idea of the sharing economy also comes at the perfect time. Since the Great Recession, more and more people have been looking for economic alternatives, ones that build off of mutual aid, rather than greed and the “it’s everyone for themselves” philosophy. Likewise, the recession pushed significantly more segments of the American workforce into positions where they must string together part-time gigs and find alternative ways to bring in revenue. So a sharing economy, where people can use what they already have to help others, while making some bonus money for themselves, sounds like a perfect solution.

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Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists?

Trust me, I’m a doctor: could more open science change how much we trust scientists? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trust has grown, but the question of whether the public should be offered greater insight into the mechanics science is a complicated one
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Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution

Chris Anderson: Makers – The New Industrial Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CHRIS ANDERSON is the most forward-looking and articulate speaker about the effect of new technolo...
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