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Yesterday's news leaked out that Google+ is potentially planning on enabling their own users to share goods and products with each other --rather than buy them from retailers and brands.
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“Part of what technology has enabled is the same thing that's driving Uber or Airbnb — this concept of the share economy,” the president said.
Guests: Sharing forward to solve hunger - www.sparenyc.org and www.evelandBnB.com, a successful AirBnB host
Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, “End of the Line” and ”Cornered,” the latter of which describes the dramatic return of monopoly to the American landscape. Both books had a big effect on me when they appeared, as did Lynn’s periodic articles in Harper’s Magazine describing the concentration of economic power in all sorts of different industries. One of the reasons his books startled me is the weird silence of virtually all our other popular economic writers on the subject. Monopoly is back, in a massive way, and yet it seems as though even liberals often have trouble talking about it. If we’re really going to do something about inequality, however, it’s time we looked this thing in the face.
Swartz, a lead developer of the web feed format RSS and social news site Reddit, was well on his way towards the type of accolades reserved only for the most influential in history when he decided to abandon the start-up world and instead dedicate his skills to online activism.
Economist Jeremy Rifkin explains the forces behind the next paradigm. (Is Capitalism Dead? @OracleProfit asks Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society.
Another business might ask its customers about its plan for a new product and use their opinions in shaping the idea.
Every week it feels like there is a yet another senior figure in the hotel industry commenting on the spectre that is Airbnb. (The Airbnb Effect shows everyone should be investing in the sharing economy.
Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation recently published a short essay noting that the economic fruits of peer production in today’s world tend to be captured by capitalists – whereas what we really need is a system to enable capital accumulation for and by commoners themselves. To that end, Bauwens embraces the idea of a Peer Production License, as designed and proposed by Dmitri Kleiner.
Commons-based peer production starts from the premise of a double-sided mutualization of the economy, i.e. the mutualization of immaterial resources such as knowledge, code, and design; and the mutualization of the means of production.
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Intel's Futurist introduces the world to "Jimmy," a walking, talking social robot. (via @CNN - Walking, talking 3D printed robot made in 2 weeks with open source software.
TaskRabbit, which became a symbol of the “sharing economy” by letting users put errands and odd jobs out for bid, has pivoted to focus primarily on helping users instantly connect with home service professionals who charge fixed hourly rates.
Central to the instrumental definition offered in this paper is that public goods are created through the democratic process. Fundamentally, public goods are created by citizens voting for representatives who, in turn, make decisions about how government monies, raised collectively through taxes, will be used. These “elected funders” make day-to-day decisions about what and whether to fund. But in the end, the citizenry has the power, through democratic processes, to appoint and dismiss those elected funders.
A new report from PhoCusWright on private accommodation rentals and the sharing economy should give the entire lodging industry something to think about.
Now, after you're done browsing through the Gap's summer collection, you can use the Internet to take a peak into other people's closets. The sharing economy and the people who contribute to it make this all possible. How else has this trend impact the way Internet denizens go about their daily lives.
The partners of the CATALYST project launch an Open Call for Collaboration to community partners interested in trying and testing the CATALYST tools
The Third Industrial Revolution offers the hope that we can arrive at a sustainable post-carbon era by mid-century. We have the science, the technology, and the game plan to make it happen.
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The sharing economy is going on the grassroots offensive. We saw both Lyft and Airbnb pushing for public support today.
Miller Van Hanke, a 10-year-old student at Eisenhower International Elementary School, sat looking at the Admiral Twin Theater design on his skateboard at the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa on Friday.
As bitcoin begins to take hold in developing countries, more developed nations are seeing demand from individuals and institutions.
It took 100 years to connect 1 billion places and 25 years to connect 5 billion people.
Adair Jones, a Brainwaves for Leaders staff writer, looks at what is central to human motivation and how we can tap into it to build smart teams that perform. ______________________________________...
Finally the news that most commentators were expecting withAmazon Web Services’ (AWS) announcement that they’re taking on the not insignificant task of carving out a point of difference in the ultra-busy file sharing space. With companies like Box, Dropbox,Google and Microsoft MSFT +0.04% all lining up to push their own take of what solution users really need, it’s the turn of AWS to step up and announce Zocalo, their initial product. If nothing else it’s an interesting piece of news given that perhaps the best known player in the space, Dropbox, actually uses AWS to store its data – another example of AWS competing with its own ecosystem. First I’ll take a look at the product’s functionality and then give some broader thoughts.
Not a free option for group file sharing. Good review article..
Brian Martinez later joined as a co-founder, quickly seeing the value in building better materials for 3D printing.