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Can companies like Airbnb survive in a hostile regulatory environment -- or even rewrite the rules? Maybe, but only if they're honest about what they're doing. (What do you think of this article?
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Singularity University plans to solve the world's challenges -- with a toolkit of fast-growth technologies, plus a few ultrasmart humans
I’ve no doubt at all that peer to peer lending will increase, that some companies will be financed by it. However, it simply isn’t going to replace banking as the core method of financing with companies or any other significant part of the economy. For peer to peer lending does not do what banks do do: maturity transformation. This is such a basic point about banking that the economist Brad Delong uses it as the definition of a bank. If you borrow short and lend long then you are a bank. If you don’t you are not. And borrowing short and lending long is maturity transformation.
Does technological progress change the human condition? Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci took the time to speak with Martin Eiermann about the rise of Al Jazeera, accelerating change and the conventions of online interaction.
Claroline is an open source platform for collaborative e-learning and working online. Available in a wide number of different languages, Claroline can be downloaded for free and freely installed.
The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we crave experiences, seeking out things without much of a financial or time investment, and have a newfound appreciation of bargains and second-hand possessions (a about thrifting is leading the Billboard charts as I am writing this). We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with–either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.
I see a market opportunity, and want to get the word out to entrepreneurs and innovative brands. The number of startups are on the rise to support lending, borrowing, funding, trading, or gifting products and services, and brands are at risk of falling behind.There’s a business opportunity for an entrepreneurs, VCs, to create a movement that can enable brands to take advantage of this movement.
The Hacker News is an IT Security and Hacking News Source, dedicated in providing updates related to hacking, technology, malwares, vulnerabilities and cyber threat to Security experts, Hackers, Researchers worldwide.
The Climate CoLab seeks to harness collective intelligence through online contests. Anyone in the world can contribute their ideas to CoLab contests, but experts play an important role, too.
The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases.
The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we crave experiences, seeking out things without much of a financial or time investment, and have a newfound appreciation of bargains and second-hand possessions (a song about thrifting is leading the Billboard charts as I am writing this). We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with--either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.
Boasting a who’s who roster of key sharing economy players including Joe Gebbia from Airbnb, Leah Busque from TaskRabbit, Lisa Gansky of Mesh Labs, Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey, Chad Dickerson of Etsy and many more, LeWeb London, which takes place on June 5th and 6th, promises to be an accelerator, classroom and networking bonanza for those involved with the sharing movement. For those who aren’t already familiar with the sharing economy, this will be a star-studded introduction to it
The computer scientist Jaron Lanier provides insights on technology in his new book, “Who Owns the Future?”
I'm going to dispute a premise that is often advanced in peer-to-peer and hacker circles: that scarcity does not apply to intellectual property (IP). Granted, once its in digital form, IP can be duplicated by machines at practically no cost. But aside from that, it seems to me that the same kinds of limits apply as to any other finite resource.
Kara Swisher talks to Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and others about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram.
Researchers at security firm WhiteHat have some good news and some bad news. First the (sort of) good: for the third consecutive year, the number of serious vulnerabilities per website has gone down. But hold your applause, please. The average website was still a model of insecurity in 2012, with 56 holes
Facebook's hardware design chief previews his Interop keynote by explaining why he decided to open source the company's data center designs.
Entropy can be defined as the degree of either disorder or energy dissipation in a system. In physics and chemistry, entropy is the degree of the dispersal of energy within a system and between the system and its environment at some temperature.
There is a conventional wisdom in the media industry that micropayments for online content don’t work, but Greg Golebiewski of Znak It says that this isn’t true, and that media companies need to experiment with the model.
If you're starting a sharing economy company, chances are good you'll eventually think "Is this legal?" Some tips on working with your new lawyer!
commentary Bitcoin may not last, but crypto-currency is here to stay — it's only a matter of time before a government replaces paper with more traceable, secure digital money. But is that a good thing
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Can the sharing economy help slow down climate change?
“Crowdsourcing” is the practice of obtaining services, ideas, and “content” such as photos and video from a broad slice of the general public. Again, the concept isn’t new. The Oxford English Dictionary was built with six million submissions over a 70-year period. The LDS Church (Mormons) collected the family trees back three (later four) generations of many of its members, weaving these together to build one of the world’s most important collection of genealogical records