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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The “Uberization” of Jobs: Employee or Independent Contractor?

The “Uberization” of Jobs: Employee or Independent Contractor? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To not apply the possibly antiquated rules set forth in Borello to the new “share” economy could mean that thousands of new workers in California go without necessary protections
The Uber business model could be a sea change in how many...
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Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it

Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Federal officials said they will investigate expired permits the company uses to tap water from a national forest
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Book of the Day: Government of the Precarious | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Government of the Precarious | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. by Isabell Lorey. Verso, 2015 URL = http://www.versobooks.com/books/1737-state-of-insecurity Description “Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no longer just a matter of …
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Intro to Fab Labs & Digital Fabrication

Intro to Fab Labs & Digital Fabrication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A series of 3 weekend workshops presented by FABLAB Manorhamilton & Leitrim Sculpture Centre on Innovative Technology starting 9th/10th May.
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Open Business Models | OE Global 2015

Open Business Models | OE Global 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This action lab will help participants rapidly prototype a business model for their open education initiative. Participants will interactively identify customer segments, value propositions, partnerships, activities, resources and other business model components that establish the basis for their revenue model. Discussion, peer review and hands on work will be integrated into the lab.

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Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative

Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons is developing an "open business models initiative" aimed at showing how commons licenses are being used by businesses.
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Bright minds collaborate at NASA-sponsored 'hackathon' in Pasadena - The Pasadena Star-News

Bright minds collaborate at NASA-sponsored 'hackathon' in Pasadena - The Pasadena Star-News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PASADENA >> Talented and scientific-minded competitors gathered in Pasadena and around the world this weekend for a NASA-sponsored “hackathon” geared at innovating new, high-tech solutions to problems affecting the world, and beyon...
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Oslo, Norway Makes 3D Printing an Integral Part of Future Urban Planning with 3D Printed Model of City

Oslo, Norway Makes 3D Printing an Integral Part of Future Urban Planning with 3D Printed Model of City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you visit the Agency for Planning and Building Services in Oslo, you’ll see the results of the agency’s monumental effort to create a complex, small-scale model of the Norwegian city. The 3D printed...
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The Most Realistic 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Yet! – Steve Wood’s Flexy-Hand Filaflex Remix

The Most Realistic 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Yet! – Steve Wood’s Flexy-Hand Filaflex Remix | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to prosthetic hands and arms, 3D printing has been making a huge impact, especially when we talk about accessibility for children and teenagers. Children are at a disadvantage when it comes...
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Money as a Common Pool Resource

Money as a Common Pool Resource | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Republished from FEASTA’s Graham Barnes:
“The Money we are working towards here is a value-led means of exchange – the manifestations of value being decided by its users – the commoners.
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Open Business Models Participation Activities

While the phrase business model is used a lot, rarely is there a shared understanding of just what a business model is. For this open business models initiative Creative Commons is using the business model framework outlined in the Business Model Generation Handbook as a practical starting point.


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The UN Urged To Ban ‘Killer Robots’ Before They Can Be Developed

The UN Urged To Ban ‘Killer Robots’ Before They Can Be Developed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a newreport urges the United Nations.
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Co-operative economy & the Commons

Co-operative economy & the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
John Restakis, coordinator of FLOK Society‘s research stream on the social-solidarity economy and institutional innovation, will be with us at the pre-festival event of CommonsFest 2015, which will be held in Heraklion on April 17-18.
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Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat

Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Twitter is doing whatever it can to help its live video streaming acquisition Periscope beat independent competitor Meerkat.
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A shelf that tells you when you need milk and more ideas from a home hackathon

A shelf that tells you when you need milk and more ideas from a home hackathon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In just 24 hours, teams of makers hacked a bunch of home appliances to give them cool, new features at the GE FirstBuild Hack the Home Hackathon over the weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gas cuts must begin soon or it could be too late to halt global warming
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The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail

The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 The recent news around Nebula shutting its doors has stirred speculation that OpenStack startups are struggling because of the state of the OpenStack market.
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Varoufakis and Tsakalotos on the Eurozone institutions and bank bailouts – INET-OECD April 9th 2015

Varoufakis and Tsakalotos on the Eurozone institutions and bank bailouts – INET-OECD April 9th 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two SYRIZA ministers for the price of one! Here you can find audio of our talks at the INET-OECD 9th April conference on the subject of ‘Eurozone institutions during the bank bailout negotiations’.
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Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move

Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock. After reports in Russian media alleged that Google was bowing to Russia's demands and moving to store Russian users’ data on servers inside the country, Google representatives denied these claims and told Global...
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Internet of Anything: It’s Time for Everyone to be Able to Hack Robots

Internet of Anything: It’s Time for Everyone to be Able to Hack Robots | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The guy behind Apple's Hypercard is creating ways for average people to easily program their own robots and other gadgets.
The post Internet of Anything: It’s Time for Everyone to be Able to Hack Robots appeared first on WIRED.
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P2P Lender CreditEase & Wellington Management Partner to Invest in Pre IPO Companies

P2P Lender CreditEase & Wellington Management Partner to Invest in Pre IPO Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lender and wealth management company, has partnered with US based Wellington Management to invest in pre-IPO stage companies, according to a report in the China Daily.
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Open Hardware for Open Science – Interview with...

Open Hardware for Open Science – Interview with... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Science has been a long-standing ideal for many researchers and practitioners around the world. It advocates the open sharing of scientific research, data, processes, and tools and encourages open collaboration.
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8 Awesome Ways Cooperatives Strengthen Communities

8 Awesome Ways Cooperatives Strengthen Communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cooperatives embody the values of sharing: distributed risk, common purpose, shared rewards, and solidarity. They are an avenue to stable employment in a tumultuous job market.
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A New Revolution Modernizes The Revenue Supply Chain - TechCrunch

A New Revolution Modernizes The Revenue Supply Chain - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These days, marketing technology companies (MarTech) are white-hot. No one can deny the incredible opportunity these startups have presented for venture..
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