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Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston - The Consumerist

Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston - The Consumerist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Uber and Lyft opened for business in Houston, the same thing happened that has happened in many cities with existing livery industries: taxi companies freaked out and sought help from the city government. Now both ride-sharing services are open for business in the city, with some additional rules in place that are intended to help traditional taxi companies compete with them.


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Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base - Springer

Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base - Springer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This article discusses the relevance of large-scale mass collaboration for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research, adhering to a theoretical perspective that views collective knowledge both as substance and as participatory activity. In an empirical study using the German Wikipedia as a data source, we explored collective knowledge as manifested in the structure of artifacts that were created through the collaborative activity of authors with different levels of contribution experience. Wikipedia’s interconnected articles were considered at the macro level as a network and analyzed using a network analysis approach. The focus of this investigation was the relation between the authors’ experience and their contribution to two types of articles: central pivotal articles within the artifact network of a single knowledge domain and boundary-crossing pivotal articles within the artifact network of two adjacent knowledge domains. Both types of pivotal articles were identified by measuring the network position of artifacts based on network analysis indices of topological centrality.

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Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing ... - Huffington Post

Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's hard to shake away the utterly depressing feeling that comes with news coverage these days. IDF and Hamas are at it again, a vicious cycle of violence, but this time it feels much more intense. While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there's an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

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Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington ... - New York Times (blog)

Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington ... - New York Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Staffers from The New York Times, Mozilla OpenNews and The Washington Post are seeking two fellows to join their community platform collaboration.

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Socialist, An App For The List Obsessed To Create And Share Favorites - Forbes

Socialist, An App For The List Obsessed To Create And Share Favorites - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Socialist (yes, the founder knows) is an app, built only for iOS 7 for now, that allows iPhone users to create and consume lists of places, movies, music, or anything really. You can follow other users and collaborate on lists, and share them via messaging and on a public newsfeed.

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original name for new app ?

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Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week | TechCrunch

Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin. In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase, the service that powers its cryptocurrency influx.

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▶ Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew - YouTube

For more info go to www.therules.org Production Company: Grain Media (grainmedia.co.uk); Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (nickpittom.com); Music: Sup Doo...
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Eén op negen Gentenaars 'Freecyclet' | HLN Gent

Eén op negen Gentenaars 'Freecyclet' | HLN Gent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Niet recyclen maar 'freecyclen' is een echte hype aan het worden in Gent. Al 21.700 Gentenaars hebben zich aangesloten op de facebookpagina 'Freecycle Gent' waar zowat elke twee minuten wel iets gratis wordt weggegeven: van bevlekte matrassen tot vintage synthesizers. - Gent
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Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com

Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The maker movement event will be coming to Johannesburg this September, offering makers the chance to change (and 3D print) history.
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Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn on the sharing economy

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Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn weighs in on the importance and the future of the sharing economy. (Today’s "sharing economy" is big business for companies like @Uber and @Airbnb. How is it shaping the economy?
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NASA Plans To Deploy These Crowdsourced Projects In Space

NASA Plans To Deploy These Crowdsourced Projects In Space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Topcoder's community is helping NASA find new moons of Saturn and send emails securely to the International Space Station.
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Going Beyond Openness: transforming Supply, Profit and Value Chains

Going Beyond Openness: transforming Supply, Profit and Value Chains | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I love Barcelona, and this is nothing new, but sometimes it even manages to surprise me: during the first week of July, in fact, the Catalan capital become the global center of culture of the new industrial revolution. The week of June 30 began with the first day of the beautiful, intimate and now classic, Open Design Shared Creativity conference now in its third edition.

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What’s happening in Rome? 2014 Open Hardware Summit

The 2014 Open Hardware Summit is, for the first time ever, a two day event featuring speakers, keynotes, and workshops centred on the topic of the Open Source movement! This is the fifth year of the Summit and the first time it will be held outside the USA. What does that mean for attendees?You have the chance to come to Rome and attend multiple awesome events in the span of a few days,  from 28 September to 5 October for lnnovation Week!

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Salem's 'sharing economy' told to obey the rules - seattlepi.com

Salem's 'sharing economy' told to obey the rules - seattlepi.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem city officials say they're not in a sharing mood — unless people who offer strangers rides for pay get taxi licenses, and unless people who rent out extra rooms in their houses get a bed and breakfast permit and actually offer breakfast.

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Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more significant than it sounds. For all the talk of “robots stealing jobs,” 2,551 experts surveyed were deeply divided over the following question:

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Rushkoff: Russia hack: Your data is not safe - KESQ

Rushkoff: Russia hack: Your data is not safe - KESQ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most people's first response on hearing that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been compromised by a group of Russian hackers? We check our own most important accounts for evidence of misuse, and change our passwords. If a week or two goes by with nothing out of the ordinary happening on our credit cards, we breathe a sigh of relief and go back to life as normal.



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Adatao Raises $13M On The Promise Of 'Big Data 2.0' - Forbes

Adatao Raises $13M On The Promise Of 'Big Data 2.0' - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The technology world is seeing a huge increase of activity in the analytics space.

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10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com

10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We compiled a list of 10 tips for those charmed by 3D printing and considering to buy a 3D printer.
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The birth of the anchovy as we know it

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The incredible story of a Sicilian guy who traveled to the Cantabrian looking for providers, fell in love with a girl from Santoña, invented anchovies in oil, created hundreds of jobs, and ended up changing the world’s diet.

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Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason

Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the world has access to non-traditional sources of reality such as Twitter - and it means Israel is losing the battle for hearts and minds.
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'Internet of Things': Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control

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Wolf Richter: Goal of Booming 'Internet of Things': Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control – Factory Workers First, You Next. Posted on August 7, 2014 by Yves Smith. Society is now created for technological, rather than human requirements.
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Own Your Network - Huffington Post

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Own Your Network Huffington Post In June 2009, new media expert Clay Shirky gave a TED Talk in which he claimed that today's era marks "the largest increase in expressive capability in human history." 

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How Cloud Computing Is Changing Robotics - Datamation


For anyone who's been paying attention to the robotics industry, there can be no doubt that robots are going to change the world.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In order to help consumers looking to buy a 3D printer, we prepared some handy guides to help you pick the right one for you.
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Fab Cities - P2P Foundation

Fab Cities - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The city council expects to open at least 12 labs in the coming years. There are emerging community based initiatives like MADE, and private initiatives as Fab Café (brought from Tokyo and Taipei by MOB). We have been pushing hard to get the city council to support those community and private initiatives in order to build a richer ecosystem around digital fabrication, it seems that will work, right now there is a lot of collaboration being built, and it is hard not to fall into the dynamics of a “small” city like Barcelona, and move from competition to real collaboration, I think is a matter of time and will happen at FAB10 and the Mini Maker Faire, will bring different communities together and help to build the Fab City, which is not one-side vision of the city as a laboratory, but a complete ecosystem which includes also industry, universities, commerce and many more actors which could benefit and participate of it. The municipality is a big entity, and they have their vision of creating their very own spaces, which are being also called Ateneus de Fabricació (in a more local basis), my concern is the interpretations that the public sector can make of Fab Labs, we are try to work as close as possible and is working, but there are always risks.

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