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BBC Radio 4 - In Business, New Dimensions

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Peter Day hears from the pioneers of the rapidly-advancing world of digital manufacturing.
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Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 20-Year-Old Who Is Decentralizing Everything

Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 20-Year-Old Who Is Decentralizing Everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Credit: Lightcoin on Ethereum.org. Just before last New Year’s, 19-year-old Vitalik Buterin, a Canadian college dropout and Bitcoin enthusiast, had an idea. By the end of last week, that idea had attracted more than $5 million in the first week of its pre-sale — a new kind of crowdfunding that crypto-currency makes possible. Not bad, especially considering that nobody knows whether the idea will really work.
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Facebook unveils open-source networking switch. Sucker punches Cisco?

Facebook unveils open-source networking switch. Sucker punches Cisco? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook is trying to redefine networking with a new open-source switch that functions pretty much like a server that more engineers can work with, while Cisco, Dell and other bigwigs try to catch up.
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Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy? (Airbnb and Uber unveil brand new platforms for biz travelers.
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Open Source Modeling: The Key Importance of the Community and the Impact on Business Models - YouTube

Ericsson has been using modeling tools at the heart of its software system development process, in different business units, for over fifteen years. 

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13 Business Models for Book Authors - NOOP.NL

13 Business Models for Book Authors - NOOP.NL | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People pay for access and exclusivity, not for stupid copies. You need to develop your sense of business accordingly, and think about your business model as a book author.
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Conference on 3D Printing to Open in Schaumburg, IL

Conference on 3D Printing to Open in Schaumburg, IL | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 A new, all-day conference on 3D printing will be offered during the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Midwest trade event, which takes place October 15-16, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. The educational sessions on Wednesday, October 15, cover new materials used in 3D printing, including metals, innovative uses of 3D printing in manufacturing, and a case study of 3D printing used in medical prostheses.

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Open Source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ Can 3D Print A Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds

Open Source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ Can 3D Print A Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, two young inventors based in the Philippines, are taking their passion for clean free energy and… (Wow, more manufacturing at home with a 3D printer.
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Don't Be a ‘JerkTech’ Living in a Sharing Economy

Don't Be a ‘JerkTech’ Living in a Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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If You Want to See the Sharing Economy...Go to the Library

If You Want to See the Sharing Economy...Go to the Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The value of sharing is one instilled in us from a young age: from the parental injunction to share with our siblings to the early socialization received in kindergarten. Sharing acts as a baseline...
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Restaurants and the sharing economy | Government content from Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurants and the sharing economy | Government content from Nation's Restaurant News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Parquet Public Affairs, an issue management, communications, government relations and reputation assurance firm that specializes in service sector industries. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.


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Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde | HowlRound

Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde | HowlRound | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are a Center for the Theater Commons. ... For those who believe that activism is most central to the avant-garde, the focus is on the margins, on the task of bringing new voices into the conversational center.
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Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World

Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Revolution invests in people and ideas that can change the world. Our mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. We bring a unique strategy and approach to investing in and building significant companies.

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Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency

Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the weekend, CCN reported on the government of Ecuador’s decision to ban Bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies, via a National Assembly majority vote on July 23rd. An outright ban placed on Bitcoin by one nation, or another, has always been inevitable. 

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David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK

David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The singer's image now adorns the Brixton pound, which is used by independent stores and shoppers in south London.
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New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects

New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Solar companies and prospective commercial and residential customers can now view details of nearly 10,000 solar projects that have participated in New York’s open enrollment solar incentive programs over the past 10 years, including the ramp up of installations under the state’s NY-Sun initiative.

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The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters

The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While staring down into the abyss of these craters is a scary thought, the release of large quantities of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost is similarly existentially daunting.
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How Android Open Source Makes Money?

Join Jayce as he talks about how exactly Google makes money when Android is free. What Open Source actually means? Should you get a Phablet or a Phone/Tablet? 

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Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil

Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Minidata: Small statistics shown as tweets that contain your friends' most interesting data and information about the activity of your Twitter account.
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Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com

Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Several studies have shown that you can measure the extent of integration using brain stimulation and recording techniques.

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▶ Bitcoin vs. War: Can Bitcoin End War? - YouTube

Without government run central banks and inflationary currencies, engaging in war is much more difficult. Stefan Molyneux speaks about the potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to end war and brainstorms on how it would be possible start a war in a bitcoin economy. Speech recorded on April 12th at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo 2014.

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Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future

Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transition Towns empower residents to produce and consume more of life's essentials where they live, all while minimizing their reliance on fossil fuels.
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Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin Foundation's executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.

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New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News

New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Developers at the CureCoin Forum said “It is not just Bitcoin that has gained traction amongst the online community, many other alternative currencies exist.

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Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin

Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia said that it had been asked to accept Bitcoin and that those requests, as well as recent guidelines from the I.R.S., persuaded it to accept the virtual currency.
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Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation