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Netflix, Facebook — and the NSA: They're all in it together - Salon

On June 9, the Wall Street Journal reported that for the last few years the National Security Agency has been relying on a software program “with the quirky name Hadoop” to help it make sense of its enormous collections of data. Named after a toy elephant that belonged to the child of one of the original developers of the program, “Hadoop,” reported the Journal, is a crucial part of “a computing and software revolution … a piece of free software that lets users distribute big-data projects across hundreds or thousands of computers.”

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Rand Paul: Less government, more sharing economy - HeraldNet

Rand Paul: Less government, more sharing economy - HeraldNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Though libertarian thinking may seem sink-or-swim, Paul showed how less government is good for the hip and trendy sharing economy.

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Looking to save money, big business dives into the sharing economy

Looking to save money, big business dives into the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zipcar and AirBnB aside, sharing isn't just for consumers.
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Viewpoint: Library as part of sharing economy - Powell River Peak


A library is part of the “sharing economy” which is something we are losing and, let's face it, there aren't too many things you can get for free anymore.

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Defining the Sharing Economy - code(love)

Defining the Sharing Economy - code(love) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the sharing economy matures, issues will arise as new ideas will bump against old realities. Yet the sharing economy will remain.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Charles Eisenstein and Prof. Margrit Kennedy – changes in the money system

“Why is money so important in our life? Money is designed to always grow. It is an eco to the scientific program, to master the world. In the last four years people were looking out more than ever for new solutions in our economic system. The american author Charles Eisenstein and the german money expert Prof. Margrit Kennedy, who have known each other for a few years and met for the first time on our convention in Munich are having a discussion here about the way we think of money.

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Towards a shared and disobedient crowdfunding platforms network | Radi

Towards a shared and disobedient crowdfunding platforms network | Radi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding, for its practicality and usefulness, has expanded without any ideological limitation and while it served to finance many social projects it has also supported more conventional initiatives based on consumerism and business as meant in the capitalist system.

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"The Systems View of Life" (web video) |Fritjof Capra | Schumacher College | May 7, 2014

"The Systems View of Life" (web video) |Fritjof Capra | Schumacher College | May 7, 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Launch of textbook by Fritjof Capra, collecting 40 years of writings with additions by coauthor Pier Luigi Luisi.  The lecture shows precise language about the science of systems, with clear references tying together research strands.  Mature systems thinkers will be reminded of concepts that they know but may not be immediately salient to their current endeavours.  Novice systems thinkers may appreciate the easy pace of the speech, with linkages to other concepts and figures in the systems community.

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Cities' importance in fighting climate change increasing -- Bloomberg - YouTube

The international community is increasingly looking toward cities for leadership with regard to fighting climate change, C40 president and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday.

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The New Frontier after Cryptocurrency: Cryptoequity

The New Frontier after Cryptocurrency: Cryptoequity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You may have come across the word Cryptoequity before - it has been written about in mainstream media, from the Wall Street Journal, to The Economist. However, few understand what cryptoequity really mean, the different forms and purposes of it, and how it’s likely to evolve in the financial and legal landscape around the world. Hence, here’s a brief introduction to the concept - some food for thought for people curious about this embryonic and exciting industry.

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Why collaboration is top of the agenda for the Global Reporting Initiative

Why collaboration is top of the agenda for the Global Reporting Initiative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaboration, openness and supporting evolution rather than revolution will be at the forefront of GRI's future strategy, the organisation's new CEO tells Jo Confino
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Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
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Steve Keen: A Computer Simulation of Monetary Dynamics - YouTube

The financial crisis that ran from 2007 to 2009 has been called a "Minsky Moment," meaning it offered a much-needed reminder to all economists of Hyman Minsk...
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Add This Squatter in California to the List of Airbnb Horror Stories - Mashable

Add This Squatter in California to the List of Airbnb Horror Stories - Mashable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As the number of people who use Airbnb to list and rent lodging grows, so do the horror stories.

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Sharing Economy Part II: See It in Action

Sharing Economy Part II: See It in Action | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last week, I wrote about how the Sharing Economy is transforming capitalism (by emphasizing access to goods rather than ownership) and providing an important part of the solution to our urgent environmental needs (by enabling more people to use fewer resources.)

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Airbnb guest won't leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings - ABA Journal

Airbnb guest won't leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings - ABA Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A San Francisco woman found out about the downside of a 44-day Airbnb rental after the renter refused to leave her Palm Springs vacation condo.
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Why brands should pay attention to collaborative consumption

Why brands should pay attention to collaborative consumption | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's not just fashionable startups that lead the way towards a 'sharing economy', but established brands too 

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3D Printing in Space: Too Out of This World? | Inside3DP.com

3D Printing in Space: Too Out of This World? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new study sponsored by NASA and the US Air Force has found zero gravity 3D printing may be nothing more than a distant dream.
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Co-working spaces gains ground in India - YouTube

Want to get out of the basement and into a real office, but have no budget for renting a space? Look no further as co-working spaces are here. Given the intense interest in startups these days, India's young entrepreneurs are extensively using the co-work facilities. We spend a day at one such place to find why it's the perfect solution for so many youngsters, from film makers and entrepreneurs to social marketers and designers.

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This Awesome Interactive Map Will Make You Think Twice About Africa

This Awesome Interactive Map Will Make You Think Twice About Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This graph is worth as many as you can take out of it.
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Saving Planet Earth & Stop Climate Change - Full Documentary - YouTube

Saving Planet Earth & Stop Climate Change - Full Documentary
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▶ Mayor Bloomberg's hidden battle against climate change - YouTube

New York city has undergone a silent transformation in recent years, allowing for more bike lanes, cleaning up dirty energy sources, and reducing emissions. Katherine Bagley, co-author of Hidden Legacy, tells Hari Sreenivasan that Mayor Bloomberg biggest contribution to the city was to take action against climate change.

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Assembly is a community of crowd-made startups · Assembly

Assembly is a platform for creating crowd-founded, open source startups built and owned by their makers. Talented minds everywhere are invited to help, and success is shared equitably.

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California Screaming - The New Yorker

California Screaming - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin where the city’s gritty elements now rest. John Adams’s “Harmonielehre” premièred here; so did a recent album by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. When the hall opened, in the eighties, it was said to be “dead” and “at war with itself,” but acoustic tinkering perked it up, and today it’s a reminder of the way the urban landscape is perpetually smoothing its sharp edges. Pleasant London plane trees trace the building. A warm, cultivated light glows from inside. On the evening of the Crunchies Awards, one Monday in February, the fog was so low and diaphanous that it appeared only in spotlights by the entrance, pointing grandly toward the sky.
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SEEDS Festival - Ecuador

SEEDS Festival - Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is an invitation from the button of the heart to all living beings from Mother Earth, in order to share among ourselves cultures, knowledge, expressions, creations and of course a little bit of "Heavy BASS'... It can also be referred to, as the opportunity to dance like - if there were no tomorrow.. or to dance in order to connect with pure nature and the stars... What ever the reason, the intention of this encounter is to also communicate our dreams through frequencies of music and and our body... And to understand and learn that among ourselves there is consciousness. This event becomes medicine for our mental, physical and spiritual...

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Develop & Share Open-Source Hardware Projects - EE Times

Develop & Share Open-Source Hardware Projects - EE Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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