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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Cyberattack Shows That China Isn’t Content to Censor Its Own Internet

Cyberattack Shows That China Isn’t Content to Censor Its Own Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Chinese government has increased its Internet censorship and propaganda recently, cracking down on wife-swapping and one-night-stand stories and releasing a digital collection of the president's collected sayings, dubbed “Xi's Little Red App.”...
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In Conflict with China's Internet Security Regulator, Chinese Techies Side with Google, Mozilla

In Conflict with China's Internet Security Regulator, Chinese Techies Side with Google, Mozilla | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wall of keys. Photo by Robert via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Chinese tech experts are openly expressing support for the decision of both Google and Mozilla to revoke security certificates issued by China's Internet Network Information Center.
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Frederic Laloux on Soulful Organisations - RSA

Frederic Laloux on Soulful Organisations - RSA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this excerpt from the event Frederic Laloux discusses the historical evolution of management thinking, and shares how extraordinary pioneering organisations in very different sectors are already operating from the next stage of management

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Alternative economy: the rise of social innovation in Berlin

Alternative economy: the rise of social innovation in Berlin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The German capital is fast gaining a reputation as a creative hub for sustainable and social businesses, making the most of cheap working spaces
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Suhit Anantula's curator insight, June 15, 2015 4:15 PM

Fundamentally, this is what comes down to. Is this a business or its not? The social aspect is important and that is part of the value creation of the business. How do you sustain that business? If there is value creation then there should be funding and scaling.

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Here Comes the Airbnb of the Solar Industry

Here Comes the Airbnb of the Solar Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Got a roof with space for a few solar panels? Yeloha wants to turn you into a solar power "host" for your neighbors.
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Rajesh Makwana, “From Basic Income to Social Dividends: Sharing the Value of Common Resources”

Rajesh Makwana, “From Basic Income to Social Dividends: Sharing the Value of Common Resources” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Rajesh Makwana, “From Basic Income to Social Dividends: Sharing the Value of Common Resources” Common Dreams. March 20, 2015.
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Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst

Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While California suffers through a historic 4-year drought, the corporate giant has made billions on bottled water
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How Blockchain technology will change the world

How Blockchain technology will change the world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin has received almost all of the attention since its conception, recently the Blockchain — the distributed public database used to record Bitcoin transactions — has just begun entering the spotlight for enabling some important capabilities...
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Climate change, plant roots may accelerate carbon loss from soils

Climate change, plant roots may accelerate carbon loss from soils | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Soil, long thought to be a semi-permanent storehouse for ancient carbon, may be releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere faster than anyone thought.
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Manhattan Supreme Court Rules That You Can Use Facebook Messenger to Serve Divorce Papers

Manhattan Supreme Court Rules That You Can Use Facebook Messenger to Serve Divorce Papers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You may already conduct important baby-elephant–related business on Facebook Messenger, but the chat service may be eligible for a whole other level of serious communication.
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Bike-sharing is taking off around the world

Bike-sharing is taking off around the world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bicycle is en vogue. Over the past decade, an increasing number of cities around the world have adopted bike-sharing systems — the setup that allows urban dwellers to share bicycles for short-term amounts of time for a fee (think Citi Bike in...
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Google’s Plan to Keep You Online All the Time

Google’s Plan to Keep You Online All the Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

GOOGLE’S BUSINESS ONLY works when people are online. It doesn’t care how you get there. But Google has every incentive to make connecting to the internet as easy as possible. And now it’s looking at a few new ways to make access easier than ever.

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Here’s Google’s Secret to Hiring the Best People

Here’s Google’s Secret to Hiring the Best People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People tend to make snap judgments when they're interviewing job candidates. The problem is, these predictions from the first 10 seconds are useless.
The post Here’s Google’s Secret to Hiring the Best People appeared first on WIRED.
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Airbnb, Uber opponents build barriers rather than compete - Business Spectator

Airbnb, Uber opponents build barriers rather than compete - Business Spectator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Efforts to stifle disruptive technologies are often costly for the economy and in the end unsuccessful, no matter how logical and attractive they appear to be.
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The Networked Society in a box

The Networked Society in a box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Did you know that Ericsson produces high-performance networks packaged in a big container? In a world where things are getting smaller and smaller, Ericsson is still producing big things, in both s...
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Spiegel: Let’s All Prepare for a Greek Exit

Spiegel: Let’s All Prepare for a Greek Exit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greece will go bankrupt after paying the International Monetary Fund 460 million euros and Europe must prepare for a Grexit, a Spiegel analysis says.
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Uber goes on hiring spree for self-driving car project

Uber goes on hiring spree for self-driving car project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber looks to be serious about its plans to develop driverless car technology after a slew of job ads for experts in the field appeared on its site on Monday. The positions are based at its recently announced research center in Pittsburgh.
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On the “naturalness” of the commons and the self-interested invention of the cult of Elinor Ostrom

On the “naturalness” of the commons and the self-interested invention of the cult of Elinor Ostrom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why so much sudden love for Ostrom? Did people really think before that the commons was impossible? Wasn’t the countryside full of communal lands and herds?
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The Future of Work: Analytics

THE TRADITIONAL WORKPLACE, AS WE'VE KNOWN IT, DOESN'T EVEN EXIST TODAY. The explosion of new technologies, mass adoption of social channels, ubiquity of mobile…
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Taxi vs. Uber war intensifies in Australia after damning review

Taxi vs. Uber war intensifies in Australia after damning review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The battle between ridesharing app Uber and the taxi industry in Australia has heated up again, with each side hoping the government will save them

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Internet-style 'local area networks' in cerebral cortex of rats

Internet-style 'local area networks' in cerebral cortex of rats | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Studying 40 years' worth of data on rat brains, scientists found that the rat cerebral cortex has hubs and 'local area networks,' much like the Internet.
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Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics

Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After Edward Snowden's occasionally hilarious interview with British comedian John Oliver, we know that many people's main concern when it comes to privacy is the U.S.
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This startup wants to fight deforestation … with robots

This startup wants to fight deforestation … with robots | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Drones are one of the most important scientific advancements of our time — they also do a lot of weird shit. Drone technology has been used anywhere from burrito delivery services to transporting confidential government documents.
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Like Uber for dumpster rental, Thumbster makes spring cleaning a snap

Like Uber for dumpster rental, Thumbster makes spring cleaning a snap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Available now for Android and iOS devices, Thumbster is basically like Uber for waste removal.
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