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20 Most Popular Cloud-Based Apps Downloaded into Enterprises - Forbes

20 Most Popular Cloud-Based Apps Downloaded into Enterprises - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The office of the 1970s was built on paper files, the office of the 1980s was built on word processing, spreadsheets, and other PC software, and the office of the 1990s was built on websites.  These days, the office is is built on cloud-based apps.

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The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy

The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While attention on the Euro crisis has been focusing primarily on Greece and Cyprus, it is no mystery that Italy, alongside with Spain, constitutes the real challenge for the future of the common currency, in any direction events will be unfolding.  In the relative silence of the international press, Italy’s macroeconomic situation has been showing no sign of improvement, and indeed numerous indicators portray a national economy which finds itself in a depression, rather than in a however severe recession. It is no overstatement that the Italian economy is currently collapsing.

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EarthNow

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Each month, we will provide information regarding the previous month’s climate. January 2015’s average global land and ocean temperature was the second warmest January on record just behind 2007.

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Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do

Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine if the US Congress agreed to make higher education tuition-free and funded it by increasing taxes on corporations. Pure fantasy, right? Well the government of Chile is doing just that.  

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The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz

The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Published in the May/June & July/August 2014 issue of Orion magazine IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air.
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The Future of Work - Huffington Post

The Future of Work - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can choose whether the technologies being developed lead to widening inequality and threaten our wellbeing or whether they ensure productive and fulfilling working lives for current and future generations....
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How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post

How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you've used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter or Lending Club, you've participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what's powering it behind the shiny user interface on the app?...
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Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution?

Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there before—took a wrong turn and ended up in a “scary” neighborhood. Quickly now, roll up the windows, lock the doors—one-fourth inch of glass will save our lives. What causes us to react this way?
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Latest Net Neutrality proposal in the EU: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Latest Net Neutrality proposal in the EU: a wolf in sheep’s clothing? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, 28 member states of the European Union presented a joint proposal on the Telecoms Single Market — legislation that will determine whether Net Neutrality will become a reality throughout Europe.
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Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices - Evgeny Morozov | P2P Foundation

Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices - Evgeny Morozov | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The outcome of key battles about developing smart cities will depend on who owns the data. There is no reason why it has to be private companies
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Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation

Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic systems and practices that exploit workers, users, communities and the environment have long ceased to command respect.
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Stop Believing in Magic: Business Models for Open Education | Open Education Week

Stop Believing in Magic: Business Models for Open Education | Open Education Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open education has been dominated by magic, a belief that somehow high quality education can be delivered at no cost to billions around the world. It is time to get serious about business models that will allow the creation and maintenance of open schools., colleges, universities, on-line courses, and educational materials at affordable prices. Representatives from Open Doors Group, De Anza College, Open Assembly, Florida Virtual Campus, and COT Education will host a lively interactive session on this topic.


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Facebook wants to bring free web access to 100 countries by end of year

Facebook wants to bring free web access to 100 countries by end of year | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BARCELONA — Facebook told a few members of the press this week that its Internet.org initiative, which aims get more of the world's population online, is on track for an aggressive expansion.
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Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate

Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin evangelist Andreas M Antonopoulos has appeared before the Australian Senate as part of an inquiry into the local treatment of digital currencies.
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf

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Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'.

Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Overview of the 400-page report World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability from the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WGBU), the heavyweight scientific body that advises the German Federal Government on ‘Earth System Megatrends’.
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Beware The Pretty People

Beware The Pretty People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Capitalism won’t be violently overthrown. Nor should it be. Whatever system(s) may one day supplant it will instead grow quietly in the shadows of its tallest towers, and coexist for years. But in order for that to happen, I believe we need our true iconoclasts, dangerous freethinkers, and weird subversives to flock to the tech industry — rather than recoil from it in disgust, now that the pretty people have invaded.

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    Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News

    Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    A cultural anthropologist and professor at McGill University, Gabriella Coleman first encountered the hacktivist collective Anonymous when she was studying Scientology. The religion was an early target for the loose-knit network of online...
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    How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks

    How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Last week I did the keynote on The Future of Work and Organisations at a four-city roadshow for social business consulting firm KINSHIP enterprise, spanning Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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    Swarm - Small worlds and networks for collective intelligence

    At Swarm we’re really interested in how you can create networks that actually work, networks that succeed in mobilising a group of individuals or organisations to solve a particular challenge. Collaboration works but successful collaborations owe that success to many factors – team dynamics, experience of collaborators, shared sense of mission and values and structure.

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    Can a 3-D Printing Company Stop People From Printing Their Own Guns?

    Can a 3-D Printing Company Stop People From Printing Their Own Guns? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    This post originally appeared in WIRED.
    The age of 3-D printing in carbon fiber has hardly arrived. But the controversy over 3-D printing carbon fiber guns is well under way.
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    Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | P2P Foundation

    Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Special themed issue on The Precariousness of Knowledge Workers: hybridisation, marketisation and subjectification in global value chains.
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    The Greek government should create a second currency

    The Greek government should create a second currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    from Issue no. 70 of the real-world economics review  The Greek government should create a second currency to be named the Drachma. The Drachma would be legal tender with the same value as the Euro, but for domestic payments only.
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    The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks

    The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    I have identified three ambitious projects that are under construction but at the same time based on already existing projects and infrastructures.

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    US Bank Regulator: Virtual Currencies Could Be 'Revolutionary'

    US Bank Regulator: Virtual Currencies Could Be 'Revolutionary' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The head of an independent US agency within the US Treasury that supervises national banks has issued new statements on virtual currencies and their "potentially revolutionary" impact on banking.
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