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As the sharing economy grows, trust and reputation are becoming a bigger part of the equation. Here, Ericsson presents a film on the future of reputation and digital trade.
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BMW's DriveNow car-sharing service wants to add 25 new cities, including 15 in Europe and 10 in the US.
I wasn't lying about that car hacking panel at SXSW, and here's some video proof! It was great to be there, and we had a good turnout, and have even bigger plans for next year. Like maybe having an actual car to do things to.
The company acknowledges scanning the emails of Apps for Education users and faces allegations in a federal lawsuit that it built "surreptitious user profiles" for advertising purposes.
South by Southwest is famously where digital culture breaks. It is often a good place to find ripples on the surface that will soon become waves in the business world. In the lead up to the festival,
Simon Pearce (@simonpearcelive) spoke to Grind co-founder Benjamin Dyett (@BenjaminDyett) about collaborating outside of the walls and silos of yesteryear.
There's a new report on the collaborative economy, saying "sharing is the new buying." The basic idea of this collaborative, or sharing, economy is that you have something of value, a resource such as a ride, a living space, an appointment, an apartment, a couch, an office space, or anything, really, then a cloud-based platform can coordinate the use, rental or purchase of the item.
The cool factor as well as the cash factor – the absence of transaction fees – are the main reasons for a move into what the casual observer might consider a risky form of money. Two recent Bitcoin exchange failures and the death of a Bitcoin CEO have thrown a pall over Bitcoin in the minds of many.
I’ve been hearing about this documentary for a while now but I’ve only had the chance to watch it recently. According to the blurb in Renegade Economist’s You Tube Channel, Four Horsemen “…is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.” Talking heads include Noam Chomsky, Herman Daly, Joseph Stiglitz, John Perkins, Gillian Tett and others.
Commons Based Peer Production (CBPP) means collaborative production and sharing of resources among peers under commons settings. From the initial cases, such as Wikipedia and FLOSS, recently there has been an expansion to other areas of activity, such as citizen science, product design, management of common spaces and open data sources.
OVER the next decade, approximately five billion people will become connected to the Internet. The biggest increases will be in societies that, according to the human rights group Freedom House, are severely censored: places where clicking on an objectionable article can get your entire extended family thrown in prison, or worse.
Take a tour through the Evolution of Social Collaboration as we make stops in every decade from the 1950s to present day.
All the latest news from the Press Service of the European Parliament: votes, resolutions, debates, parliamentary committees and the plenary.
Who are the people sharing in the collaborative economy, and what can businesses do to win in this emergent market?
Protecting the public from environmental threat means governments must promote integration and collaboration to encourage intelligence sharing and coordinated disaster response.
“Commons Based Peer Production (CBPP) means collaborative production and sharing of resources among peers under commons settings. From the initial cases, such as Wikipedia and FLOSS, recently there has been an expansion to other areas of activity, such as citizen science, product design, management of common spaces and open data sources.
A study shows that parts printed from tuned, low-cost, open-source RepRap 3-D printers can be as mechanically functional in tensile applications as those from commercial vendors.
A new partnership between GE and Local Motors, an open-source hardware innovator, will pair co-creation and micromanufacturing to build and commercialize next-evolution GE cooking appliances—and expects to have new appliances available to consumers by the end of 2014.
For millennium, designers of our built and natural environments have positioned the viewer in nature, setting benches in just the right spots with gorgeous vistas, or even creating pavilions or pagodas that offer both a respite from the world and a vantage point for engaging with it. Contemporary landscape architects and architects are creating singular platforms for experiencing nature. In these examples, the biophilic platforms are as appealing as the surrounding nature.
Thanks to services such as Lyft, ride-sharing is now a much more accepted idea, except when it comes to the taxi business. Michael Szell at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, recently found out that 80% of all cab journeys in the city could have been shared. With more than150 million taxi trips taken in 2011, it’s clear that if people embrace the sharing economy, they could have an enormous environmental, and social impact on New York City.
Paracity is a biourban organism that is growing on the principles of Open Form: individual design-build actions generating spontaneous communicative reactions on the surrounding built human environment and this organic constructivist dialog leading into self-organized community structures, development and knowledge building.
“The OpenLabTools initiative aims to provide a forum and knowledge centre for the development of low cost and open access scientific tools, with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. The programme will officially start in October 2013. In order to bootstrap this initiative, a number of MENG projects (4-5 per year) will be offered to establish the core components required for such tools; these include data acquisition, sensing, actuating, processing and 3D manufacturing. Protocols, designs and tutorials will be published on this website. These components will be subsequently combined to establish a documented collection of instruments, to be developed and maintained by a community of undergraduate and graduate students of the University.
Back in January, we reported on a truly stupid idea: making DRM an official aspect of HTML5. Things then went quiet, until a couple of weeks ago a post on a W3C mailing announced that the work was "in scope". An excellent post on the EFF's blog explains:
Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey. It aims to investigate the key framework conditions to enable the Sharing Economy to progress into a long lasting and sustainable economy. The survey will analyze the enabling factors and constraints for a Sharing Economy with respect to business models, technologies, culture & values, consumer behavior and economic aspects. It will also identify what kind of partnerships and which legal and political conditions enable and constrain business models from a Sharing Economy to grow while strengthening their sustainability impacts.
The abuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's notice-and-takedown process to silence lawful speech is well-documented and all too common. Far less common, though, is a service provider that is willing to team up with its users to challenge that abuse in court.