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Are you using the Sharing Economy to grow your business? | Nurture Network

Are you using the Sharing Economy to grow your business? | Nurture Network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The rising trend labelled the Sharing Economy has, up to now, not really caught the attention of the masses, and yet it has embedded itself into our consumer lives in numerous ways. The trend wraps up all the platforms and ventures that enable the transfer of goods to be shared and exchanged, creating a stark contrast to the hyper consumption trends of the boom years. Fuelled heavily by a sense of austerity from our economic climate, sharing has seemed almost obvious and therefore ventures like ZipCar and LoveFilm, took off quickly. Whilst these are two of the most mainstream examples, in their wake has been a whole host of consumer sharing ventures which are defining this emerging trend. You can share your flat via Airbnb; couture dresses via Rent the Runway, even your own car via WhipCar. They are all driving down the cost of ownership through sharing, and encouraging widespread collaboration.



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The Future Of Work – Humans Need Not Apply - Social Europe Journal

The Future Of Work – Humans Need Not Apply - Social Europe Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I am currently reading a lot on the emergence of a digital society and what it means for the future of work, living and inequality. Especially Jeremy Rifkin’s Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee are worth reading. Mind Change by Susan Greenfield is also on my reading list.

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Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Good morning, everybody. I want to talk this morning about social software ...there's a surprise. I want to talk about a pattern I've seen over and over again in social software that supports large and long-lived groups. And that pattern is the pattern described in the title of this talk: "A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy."

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Its not a revolution if nobody loses - Change is

Its not a revolution if nobody loses - Change is | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Videos and Quotes from the World's Top Entrepreneurs and Innovators; Featuring the most cutting edge ideas in science, technology, creativity, and business. Change.is here to inspire and push each of us to do what we need to do—Change the World.
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Bitcoin Gets Some Competition

Bitcoin Gets Some Competition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Jay Su got into cryptocurrency in October last year, he rejected the popular Bitcoin in favour of a lesser-known alternative, Litecoin.

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Evgeny Morozov: How much for your data?

Oral-B, a Procter & Gamble company, this year launched its SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush — an essential appliance for what the firm calls “the well-connected bathroom”. It connects to your smartphone, where its app tracks brushing tasks (have you flossed? cleaned the tongue? rinsed?) and highlights areas of the mouth (visualised on the phone screen) that deserve more attention. More importantly, as the toothbrush’s website proudly announces, it also “records brushing activity as data that you can chart on your own and share with dental professionals.” What happens to that data — whether it goes to these dental professionals, or your insurance company, stays with you or is appended to your data already owned by Facebook and Google — is a controversial question.

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Sacramento charity may be nation's first bitcoin-based nonprofit - Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento charity may be nation's first bitcoin-based nonprofit - Sacramento Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A Sacramento-based organization says it is the nation's first bitcoin-based charity to receive nonprofit status.

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Reinventing Organizations

Reinventing Organizations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Based on three years of research, the book Reinventing Organizations describes the emergence of a new management paradigm, a radically more soulful, purposeful and powerful ways to structure and run businesses and non-profits, schools and hospitals.
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The Limits of Neoliberalism

The Limits of Neoliberalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A SAGE Publications book: The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of CompetitionWilliam Davies.
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How the web lost its way – and its founding principles - HITC

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles - HITC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It showed which houses were connected to the town's water supply and which houses were occupied by black or white families. A mashup uses data from more than one source, usually publicly available information, and almost always presents it on a map. The results were extraordinary: the map showed that almost all the white households in Coal Run had water piped to their homes, while all but a few black households did not. Those without piped water had to carry water home from the water plant by whatever transport they could muster, pump it from wells contaminated with sulphur and oil from old mining operations or, in extremis, collect rainwater.

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Stick a Fork in Your Newspaper - Bloomberg View

Stick a Fork in Your Newspaper - Bloomberg View | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


While we're on the subject of journalists, Clay Shirky points out something funny about the way we discuss the future of print: We tend to talk as if there might be one.

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Local companies claim their share of sharing economy - Business in Vancouver

Local companies claim their share of sharing economy - Business in Vancouver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Ingratta is part of the sharing economy, a business model that is growing in popularity around the world.

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5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book

5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can't fight climate change without fighting capitalism, argues Klein in This Changes Everything.
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ShanghAI Lectures 2012: Lecture 7 “Collective Intelligence: Cognition from interaction” | Robohub

ShanghAI Lectures 2012: Lecture 7 “Collective Intelligence: Cognition from interaction” | Robohub | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the 7th part of the ShanghAI Lecture series, Rolf Pfeifer talks about collective intelligence. Examples include ants that find the shortest path to a food source, robots that clean up, and birds that form flocks. In the guest lecture, István Harmati (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary) discusses the coordination of multi-agent robotic systems.

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Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe. Since the early 1980s, there has been a growing underclass in America. At the same time a much smaller class, now called the superrich, built its wealth to levels of opulence not seen since France’s Louis XVI. Despite this, the resulting inequality went mostly unnoticed. When the Great Recession of 2008 hit, and the division between the very wealthy and the rest of us came starkly into focus, various people and groups, including the Occupy movement, began insisting more publicly that we tax wealth. But still, helping the poor has been mostly a discussion on the fringes. At last, the terms of public debate have changed, because inequality and poverty now are debated regularly in the mainstream media and across the political spectrum, not solely by labor, by the left, and by others imagining a new economy.

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Will Flight Sharing Take to the Air? - Bloomberg

Will Flight Sharing Take to the Air? - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This is r-rated cost sharing. Essentially sharing economy endeavor. Sharing economy endeavor and also flying private.

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Uber and the sharing economy

Uber and the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Monday 20th August, popular taxi app Uber gained another victory in its fight to establish the power of sharing economy. The Berlin State Department of Civil and Regulatory Affairs upheld its previous decision to ban Uber operations in the city based on a belief that the service risked passenger safety through the use of “un­verified drivers in unlicensed vehicles”. The upholding of the decision represented an important coup for Uber and pioneers and supporters of the sharing economy.

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How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives

How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A shortage of trained doctors and nurses worldwide means millions of critically ill children aren’t getting adequate medical treatment. Read how the creation of a smart social-collaboration platform is breaking down learning barriers and enabling medical practitioners worldwide to share knowledge and skills to save lives.

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The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ICREACH has been accessible to more than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies that perform intelligence work, according to a 2010 memo. A planning document from 2007 lists the DEA, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency as core members. Information shared through ICREACH can be used to track people’s movements, map out their networks of associates, help predict future actions, and potentially reveal religious affiliations or political beliefs.

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5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise

5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The success of companies like Uber shows that there is room in the industry for innovation and growth. What can your business learn from the mobile sharing economy?
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Why Knight Is Betting That "Community Platform Collaboration" Is the Future of ... - Inside Philanthropy

Why Knight Is Betting That "Community Platform Collaboration" Is the Future of ... - Inside Philanthropy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this age of smart phones, blogs, and social media, everyone has the potential to be a crusading citizen-journalist. But that doesn't mean journalism is easy or that anyone can do it.

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Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Interview with Olivier van Herpt

Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Interview with Olivier van Herpt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Inside3DP spoke with Olivier van Herpt about his 3D printed functional ceramic objects.
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America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times

America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal

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The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All the World's Robots - Wired

The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All the World's Robots - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass. He looks a bit like a garbage can, with a rod for a neck and a camera for eyes. He was one of several robots developed at Stanford in the 1980s to study how machines might learn to navigate their environment—a stepping stone toward intelligent robots that could live and work alongside humans. He worked, but not especially well. The best he could do was follow a path along a wall. Like so many other robots, his “brain” was on the small side.

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From Prototype to Production at 3D Printing Conference | Inside3DP.com

From Prototype to Production at 3D Printing Conference | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Additive Manufacturing Production Production Application Initiative In New York August 27-28 promises to revolutionize the industry.
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Evgeny Morozov: How much for your data?

Oral-B, a Procter & Gamble company, this year launched its SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush — an essential appliance for what the firm calls “the well-connected bathroom”. It connects to your smartphone, where its app tracks brushing tasks (have you flossed? cleaned the tongue? rinsed?) and highlights areas of the mouth (visualised on the phone screen) that deserve more attention. More importantly, as the toothbrush’s website proudly announces, it also “records brushing activity as data that you can chart on your own and share with dental professionals.” What happens to that data — whether it goes to these dental professionals, or your insurance company, stays with you or is appended to your data already owned by Facebook and Google — is a controversial question.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation