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FIABCI World Congress: Jeremy Rifkin The Pursuit of a Vision

FIABCI World Congress: Jeremy Rifkin The Pursuit of a Vision | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Even with the prospect of tough times ahead for the global economy, Jeremy Rifkin, Adviser to the European Union, Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC and one of the most influential economists and thinkers of these days, argues that it is not all bad. In his latest treatise “The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and World,” Rifkin clearly states, that we are heading towards a new exciting era, one that combines new communication technologies with renewable energies aiming to completely escape the use of fossil fuels.


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A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation

A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work on developing Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (or CBRLs, for short) continues apace here at the P2P Foundation. When speaking of the types of licenses, we often find it hard to explain how they fill a niche in the alt. license spectrum, falling somewhere between the straight up copyleft and the popular Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

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Telecom Industry and Vendors Unite to Build Common Open Platform to ... - MarketWatch

Telecom Industry and Vendors Unite to Build Common Open Platform to ... - MarketWatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The ISG recognizes the value of open source implementations to converge industry requirements and facilitate the development of the NFV ecosystem.

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Let's Talk About Open-Source Hardware - EE Times

Let's Talk About Open-Source Hardware - EE Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Although the meaning of open-source in software is quite old (in reference to the evolution of computers) the use of the open-source term relating to hardware is more recent.

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New desktop PLA 3D printer promises simplified 3D printing

New desktop PLA 3D printer promises simplified 3D printing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new $1000 PLA consumer 3D printer for makers and educators comes with a promise of effortless 3D printing.
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Would you like a 3D printed life-size model of your pet?

Would you like a 3D printed life-size model of your pet? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A company in Canada 3D prints models of pets to help pet-owners to relive happy memories.
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5 Topmost Reward Based Crowdfunding Websites For Fundraising - Agriya

5 Topmost Reward Based Crowdfunding Websites For Fundraising - Agriya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Explore the World’s best 5 reward based crowdfunding websites which can help you to raise funds for your Next Big Idea. Choose one of them and to bring your innovation to reality.
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Here's why top economists unanimously agree the government should stop regulating Uber (in 1 graph)

Here's why top economists unanimously agree the government should stop regulating Uber (in 1 graph) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economists agree: leave Uber alone. (RT @mpaulaoliveira: Sharing economy succeeds in making top economists agree! Check out @jowyang.
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[Singapore] Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy - e27

[Singapore] Innovate Now! Session on The Sharing Economy - e27 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NXT is an alternative to Bitcoin. NXT isn't just another copy of Bitcoin like most of the other cryptocurrencies out there. NXT is written from the ground up using brand new source code, and is referred to as a second generation cryptocurrency.

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Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook? - CNNMoney

Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook? - CNNMoney | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


If a business model isn't broken, can it be fixed? Unlike Facebook, which makes 90% of its money from advertisements, Ello doesn't sell ads.

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Open source history, today, and licensing | Opensource.com

Open source history, today, and licensing | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. This article covers: open source history, today, and licensing.
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UK orders 'sharing economy' review - but workers need not apply

UK orders 'sharing economy' review - but workers need not apply | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Taskrabbit typify ‘sharing economy’ that government says could be important - but review only asks for views from consumers and business.
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3DP Unlimited Talk BEAR 3D Printing and Open Source

3DP Unlimited Talk BEAR 3D Printing and Open Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3DP Unlimited showcase large format 3D printing at this year's TCT Show and talk the benefits of open source.
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The Sharing Economy Takes On Electricity, So You Can Buy Your Power From Neighbors

The Sharing Economy Takes On Electricity, So You Can Buy Your Power From Neighbors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One startup in the Netherlands is creating an Airbnb-style site for electricity, cutting utilities out of the transaction entirely. ("RT @FastCoExist: The sharing economy takes on electricity, so you can buy power from neighbors.
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7 Sharing Economy Tools that are Changing People's Lives

Society appears to be in the midst of a giant share-gasm. While government regulatory bodies scramble to catch up with innovation, companies allowing you to share your car, bike or almost anything else are growing fast.
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Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers? | BillMoyers.com

Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers? | BillMoyers.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Under the guise of innovation and progress, companies like Uber are stripping away worker protections, pushing down wages and flouting government regulations.
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Is the Sharing Economy Making Cities Less Cooperative?

Is the Sharing Economy Making Cities Less Cooperative? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These days every city claims to be a “smart” city, or is becoming one, with heavy investments in modern information and computing technology to attract businesses and make the city competitive.
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Scottish girl gets 3D printed prosthetic hand

Scottish girl gets 3D printed prosthetic hand | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
E-nable, a network of volunteers who design and make prosthetics for children, helped yet another child to live a better life.
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Swarm to Demo Five Decentralized Projects on Guy Fawkes Day

Swarm to Demo Five Decentralized Projects on Guy Fawkes Day | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crypto-crowdfunding platform Swarm announced last week it would hold a demo day on Guy Fawkes Day for five decentralized projects, and applicants are already being screened for the event.
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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As throngs of pro-democracy protesters continue to organize in Hong Kong's central business district, many of them are messaging one another through a network that doesn't require cell towers or Wi-Fi nodes. They're using an app called FireChat that launched in March and is underpinned by mesh networking, which lets phones unite to form a temporary Internet.
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World wildlife populations 'plummet'

World wildlife populations 'plummet' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.
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Tesla expands operations in Hong Kong and plans to open manufacturing plant ... - Manufacturing Global

Tesla expands operations in Hong Kong and plans to open manufacturing plant ... - Manufacturing Global | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to reports, Tesla is planning to expand its operations in Hong Kong to tap into the lucrative electric car market in China. The electric car behemoth is also keen to be the first company to establish a sustainable network in the city due to the fact that China offers substantial growth opportunities. Tesla expects its operations in Hong Kong to lead the way for electric vehicle success in Asia.

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UK Gov’s “Independent” Review Of Sharing Economy To Be Led By Sharing Economy Startup CEO | TechCrunch

UK Gov’s “Independent” Review Of Sharing Economy To Be Led By Sharing Economy Startup CEO | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today the UK government threw its weight behind the so-called sharing economy, epitomised by companies such as Airbnb and Zipcar, with the stated aim to make the country “the global centre for the sharing economy” and ensuring it can compete with Silicon Valley. To do this it’s ordered an “independent” review to look into policy and regulation issues and how to create a climate where the sharing economy can reach its potential in the UK.

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UK Ready to Embrace the "Airbnb Economy" - The Airbnb Public Policy Blog

This morning, the United Kingdom announced an ambitious plan to embrace the sharing economy and communities like Airbnb.
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Airbnb defends company days after Abta chair blasts 'sharing economy' | News | Travel Trade Gazette

Airbnb defends company days after Abta chair blasts 'sharing economy' | News | Travel Trade Gazette | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A senior figure at Airbnb has defended the sharing economy, insisting that the property rental company “welcomes” ongoing concerns surrounding the growing sector.


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UK orders 'sharing economy' review - but workers need not apply - The Guardian

UK orders 'sharing economy' review - but workers need not apply - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Taskrabbit typify ‘sharing economy’ that government says could be important - but review only asks for views from consumers and business

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How should we regulate the sharing economy?

How should we regulate the sharing economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The increasing ability of people to exchange goods, services and labour directly, via online platforms, is transforming how modern economies operate.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation