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Culture File talks to Michel Bauwens, the “p2p...

Culture File talks to Michel Bauwens, the “p2p philosopher" who sees in our future p2p property, and even p2p money. 

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How Social Media Can Weaken a Revolution

How Social Media Can Weaken a Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zeynep Tufekci argues that Twitter makes a protest movement grow too fast, undermining it in the long term.
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Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation

Is a Methane Disaster Awaiting Us? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, the atmosphere contains 5 Gt methane. An estimate estimates that around 50 gigatonnes of methane might be about to be released in the Arctic, ie, a tenfold increase. Several thousand Gt is stored in the Arctic permafrost, in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf alone lies the 500 – 5000 Gt methane.

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Do the downsides of the 'sharing economy' outweigh the benefits? - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)

Do the downsides of the 'sharing economy' outweigh the benefits? - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s true that, in many ways, sharing-economy jobs can offer more autonomy than traditional employer-employee relationships.
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Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen

Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to reports Microsoft is investing huge stake in Android ROM developer start-up Cyanogen
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Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection

Amy Goodman: The Journalist Connection | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amy Goodman, host of the independent daily news show Democracy Now!, has been working to change the dominant narrative of capitalist media for three decades. “In independent media,” she says, “we have to tell the story as it’s happening and we have to de-construct the story being told in the rest of the media.”

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Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation

Communicating Cooperative Culture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Knowledge, Solidarity Economy and the challenges of cultural transmission of values core to the sustainability of cooperatives and the commons
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Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law

Journal of Peer Production Issue 6: Disruption and the Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest edition of the Journal of Peer Production is now out.
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Project of the Day: Credibles

Project of the Day: Credibles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Credibles crowd-funds small, sustainable food-related businesses. The re-payment of the funding is in-kind – edible credits, or Credibles.
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Careers as a social entrepreneur – the dreams and reality - The Guardian

Careers as a social entrepreneur – the dreams and reality - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reese Fernandez, the co-founder of Filipino social enterprise Rags2Riches, compares her interview answers when starting out in 2007 to her feelings now
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CSE's Levitation Project: Does Mass Surveillance Prevent Terrorist Attacks? - Huffington Post Canada

CSE's Levitation Project: Does Mass Surveillance Prevent Terrorist Attacks? - Huffington Post Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mass trolling of internet data — as done by Canada's electronic spy agency in a project dubbed Levitation — can impede cyber spies in the hunt for extremists more than it helps, some security experts argue.
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Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding - FoodQualityNews.com

Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding - FoodQualityNews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.
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3-D Printing Poised to Advance Cleaner Cars - Scientific American

3-D Printing Poised to Advance Cleaner Cars - Scientific American | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The technology could help make more efficient cars, more cheaply
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Listen to Lisbeth Rauden | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.
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Millennial View: The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs - SouthCoastToday.com

Millennial View: The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs - SouthCoastToday.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These are among the virtues of "sharing-economy" gigs, as touted in a recent Uber-commissioned survey of its drivers. Other companies offering peer-to-peer platforms, such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Homejoy, have made similar pitches: They're giving workers — particularly those who are unable to land traditional jobs or unfulfilled by 9-to-5 Organization Man duties — the freedom to take their breadwinning fates into their own hands.
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Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on DIY networking | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wireless technology enables today the creation of local offline networks, which can operate outside the public Internet.
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Wearables vs. Anti-wearables | Opensource.com

Wearables vs. Anti-wearables | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?
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The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill - ZDNet

The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown" HP Lovecraft
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Business Models That Put Evolution Before Revolution :: Open Innovation Community

Business Models That Put Evolution Before Revolution :: Open Innovation Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Harvard Business Review noted that business model innovation is hard. But managers make it harder when they think about it only as radical industry reinvention.
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Hackathons seek to tap business models that can scale up ideas into startups ... - Economic Times

Hackathons seek to tap business models that can scale up ideas into startups ... - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BENGALURU: Two hackathons kicked off in different parts of India last weekend to address specific objectives, signifying coming of age of marathon coding events that have so far largely been about...
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14 Years After Napster: It's Taylor Swift's Approach Vs. Bono's - Forbes

14 Years After Napster: It's Taylor Swift's Approach Vs. Bono's - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the debate over music copyrights and royalties, both sides are using the musicians themselves, not just as spokespersons, but as lobbyists in the corridors of legislative power.
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Your Open Source 3D Printed Designs Could Save the 3D Printing Community ... - 3DPrint.com

Your Open Source 3D Printed Designs Could Save the 3D Printing Community ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an article published in Modern Economy by Dr. Joshua Pearce, of Michigan Technological University, titled “Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware De
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Andrew Leigh: Sharing the benefits of "the sharing economy

Andrew Leigh: Sharing the benefits of "the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How should policymakers respond to the rise of Uber, AirBNB and others in the “sharing economy”? It’s a balance between regulation and strangulation, says the shadow minister for competition.
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Amazon Managed to Make Money. Everybody Is Shocked (Seriously).

Amazon Managed to Make Money. Everybody Is Shocked (Seriously). | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon, the Wall Street darling famous for losing money to make money, has thrown just about everyone for a loop with its fourth quarter report.
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5 Lessons from the Sharing Economy - Digital Age of Marketing

5 Lessons from the Sharing Economy - Digital Age of Marketing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy, simply put, is the phenomenon where people are increasingly willing to share their home, car, clothing, goods, services—almost anything—online. It’s having a major disruptive influence on the way business works today.  New consumer-driven businesses are cropping up quickly and taking a significant share of revenue from traditional counterparts. Just look at the hotel industry—it’s taking a hit from Airbnb. Sharing sites like Peerby are driving a whole new commerce engine where people share anything from tools to evening dresses. And in the transportation industry, change is happening fast with companies like Uber and Lyft crowdsourcing public transportation in cities around the world.  

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