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The amazing world of alternative currencies: a list of 8 "different" coins

The amazing world of alternative currencies: a list of 8 "different" coins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since we’ve created money, we also have invented ways of replacing it with other forms of currency, whether it’s because we don’t fully trust fiat currency or because we love the idea of having choices. Bitcoin is the perfect mix of these two valid...
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Bitcoin for Nonprofit Organizations – Regulations and Reservations - newsBTC

Bitcoin for Nonprofit Organizations – Regulations and Reservations - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nonprofit organizations have to comply with government regulations which conflicts with the anonymity aspect of bitcoin. Bitcoin donations still ....
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Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy - TechCrunch

Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me why we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: it prevents evil. Open..
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Twitter celebrates 9th birthday with video of kids telling it how to party

Twitter celebrates 9th birthday with video of kids telling it how to party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The microblogging service known as Twitter, which grew from Internet curiosity into essential media tool and social media channel, just turned 9 years old To celebrate its milestone, the company, which launched in 2006, created a charming video...
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What Is Luxury Communism? - TheStranger.com (blog)

What Is Luxury Communism? - TheStranger.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian recently posted a piece about a movement that sees in the robotization of the factory, the self-checkout machines at retail stores (these are not even robots), and Amazon's coming delivery drones, a post-work society where luxury is...
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Six reasons why the sharing economy is built for millennials - Economic Times

Six reasons why the sharing economy is built for millennials - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Rajat Gandhi Much before the monetary system existed, one of the oldest forms of economic system that predated even recorded history was the Barter system. Simply put, it is a reciprocal system...
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MIT Climate CoLab Seeks World Changing Ideas - Domestic Fuel

MIT Climate CoLab Seeks World Changing Ideas - Domestic Fuel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earth Day is April 22, 2015 but climate change is on many minds year round. This week Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab announced twenty-two contests that seek high-impact i...
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New models are needed for translating open science to innovation

New models are needed for translating open science to innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Internet-enabled forms of scientific collaboration, popularly referred to as open science, have not automatically translated into innovation.
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Mobility and the Sharing Economy: Impacts Synopsis

Shared-use mobility includes carsharing, personal vehicle sharing (or peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing), bikesharing, scooter sharing, shuttle services, ridesharing, and on-demand ride services. It can also include commercial delivery vehicles providing flexible goods movement. Shared-use mobility has had a transformative impact on many global cities by enhancing transportation accessibility while simultaneously reducing ownership of personal automobiles. In the context of carsharing and bikesharing, vehicles and bicycles are typically unattended, concentrated in a network of locations where the transaction of checking out a vehicle or bicycles is facilitated through information technology (IT) and other technological innovations. Usually, carsharing and bikesharing operators are responsible for the cost of maintenance, storage, parking, and insurance/fuel (if applicable). In the context of classic ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling) and on-demand ride services, such as transportation network companies (TNCs), many of these providers employ IT to facilitate the matching of riders and drivers for trip making.

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Greece Lies Amid ‘Most Stressed Out Nations’ List

Greece Lies Amid ‘Most Stressed Out Nations’ List | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With Norway being the most carefree nation in the world and Nigeria the most stressed-out country, Greece lies somewhere in the middle of the “Most Stressed Out Nations” list in a survey conducted by Bloomberg.
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With big growth for the sharing economy, has it become selfish?

With big growth for the sharing economy, has it become selfish? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idealism of the sharing economy is coming up against profit-driven tendencies, and firms like Uber and Airbnb are encountering backlash. Now, a discussion is taking place about what the industry’s moral underpinnings should be.
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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 21, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 21, 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This week’s news we didn’t cover kicks off with a topic that so many printing enthusiasts love: printable figures inspired by artistic characters. We have printable robot files included with a new Polish sci-fi novel,...
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Sharing Economy: Is India ready for it?

Sharing Economy: Is India ready for it? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ‘sharing economy’ model, which allows users access to things they don’t want to buy or own, is gaining a lot of currency in recent years. But is India ready for it?
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Bitcoin's Future – A Macroeconomic Model - newsBTC

Bitcoin's Future – A Macroeconomic Model - newsBTC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The macroeconomic model of bitcoin explains about price fluctuations and offers an insight to its future. Read more
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David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’ | Books | The Guardian

David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’ | Books | The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The books interview: The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play
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5 Tips for Leading Millennials - Entrepreneur

5 Tips for Leading Millennials - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Take these steps to connect with the newest generation in the workforce.
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David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare

David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'The current economic system advances through free trade and deregulation; the American Dream has been outsourced globally.' Steve Rushton, Occupy.com
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David Graeber: 'So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think ... - The Guardian

David Graeber: 'So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think ... - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The books interview: The anarchist author, coiner of the phrase ‘We are the 99%’, talks to Stuart Jeffries about ‘bullshit jobs’, our rule-bound lives and the importance of play
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What Wall Street Journal Readers Think of Bitcoin - CoinTelegraph

What Wall Street Journal Readers Think of Bitcoin - CoinTelegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently surveyed its readers on what they thought of Bitcoin.
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Posthumanisms: A Carnapian Experiment

Posthumanisms: A Carnapian Experiment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Via Daryl Wennemann at IEET:
In his article, “What is the Difference between Posthumanism and Transhumanism?”, Kevin LaGrandeur sets out to clarify the meaning of the terms “posthuman”, “transhuman” and “posthumanism”.
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Fair and Open IT: Part 3 – Openness is a Business Model

Fair and Open IT: Part 3 – Openness is a Business Model | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By David Charles
This idea of taking back control is the same impulse that drives the open source hardware movement.
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Jeremy Rifkin at #CGC15: "The zero marginal cost Society" - Das CeBIT-Blog

Jeremy Rifkin at #CGC15: "The zero marginal cost Society" - Das CeBIT-Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin bei den CeBIT Global Conferences 2015. Foto: dan@heisenbergmedia.com The keynote by Jeremy Rifkin was for many visitors the highlight of the
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Poll Shows 47.8% of Greeks Trust SYRIZA and 84% Want the Euro

Poll Shows 47.8% of Greeks Trust SYRIZA and 84% Want the Euro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite the recent impasse in negotiations between the SYRIZA government and lenders that brought threats of a Grexit, Greek people show their trust to the leftist party as 47.8 percent of them would vote for them if elections were held tomorrow.
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From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs - EdSurge

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs - EdSurge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education.
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