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Journalism Uber Alles - Huffington Post

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Yesterday it was announced that David Plouffe, former campaign manager for Barack Obama (among other things) was joining Uber, the taxi app, as a "campaign manager" there as well, to build out the potential of the brand.

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Here's Why It's Not All About Your Personal Success - TIME

Here's Why It's Not All About Your Personal Success - TIME | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is one of a 10-article series of conversations with transformational leaders who will be storytellers at theBIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept. 17-18.



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Is Uber already evil? - Upstart

Is Uber already evil? - Upstart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The UpTake: Uber's underhanded program to poach Lyft's drivers illustrates the cutthroat nature of the so-called sharing economy. I t's no secret that ridesharing companies are out to eat traditional taxis' lunch.

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Crowdfunding and Ownership in the Sharing Economy

Crowdfunding and Ownership in the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the end of the first week of August 2014, two different crowdfunding pitches closed almost simultaneously. FarmDrop, based in the UK, had raised three quarters of a million pounds, which was not far from double their original goal, from 359 investors. Open Food Network, based in Australia, had raised Aus$35,877 from 398 investors. Peering through the windows opened up by these two initiatives gives a clear view of rather different trajectories of the burgeoning ‘sharing economy’.

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Sintratec: The Affordable Desktop SLS 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com

Sintratec: The Affordable Desktop SLS 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Swiss startup Sintratec is soon launching a crowdfunding campaign for its revolutionary desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer.
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What it Means to Own a 3D Print Shop | Inside3DP.com

What it Means to Own a 3D Print Shop | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why I set up a brick-and-mortar 3D print shop even if every home in America is planning to buy a 3D printer.
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How on Earth 2014 U.K. Speaking Tour | Post Growth Institute

How on Earth 2014 U.K. Speaking Tour | Post Growth Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Join us at one of the events below to hear how not-for-profit enterprise may be the heart of the global economy by 2050. This U.K. speaking tour is a pre-cursor to the forthcoming book How on Earth, co-authored by Donnie Maclurcan and Jennifer Hinton.

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1871, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announce partnership - Chicago Tribune

1871, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announce partnership - Chicago Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo will open a Midwest satellite office in Chicago's 1871, the organizations announced Tuesday, opening the door for quarterly crowdfunding labs, mentorship opportunities and office hours.

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Why We're In A Golden Age of Global Investigative Journalism - Mother Jones

Why We're In A Golden Age of Global Investigative Journalism - Mother Jones | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In our world, the news about the news is often grim. Newspapers are shrinking,folding up, or being cut loose by their parent companies. Layoffs are up and staffsare down. That investigative reporter who covered the state capitol—she's not there anymore. Newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and theChicago Tribune have suffered from multiple rounds of layoffs over the years. You know the story and it would be easy enough to imagine that it was the world's story as well. But despite a long run of journalistic tough times, the loss of advertising dollars, and the challenge of the Internet, there's been a blossoming of investigative journalism across the globe from Honduras to Myanmar, New Zealand to Indonesia.

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Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching - Huffington Post

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Facebook once was. And when there is a two-day conference set up solely to discuss the implications of sharing, as there was in San Francisco this spring.

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Sharing Economy Can Be An Opportunity, Too – Responsive.org

Sharing Economy Can Be An Opportunity, Too – Responsive.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We know that young people are less interested in owning products, and are instead more interested in whatever services allow them to use the products when they need them. But why the freak out by retailers, when this could be viewed as a great opportunity? They should all be following the lead of companies like Warby Parker and Patagonia, who have each been able to offer great “sharing economy” options in addition to their normal line-up.

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This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months - Wired

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Levels is a bona fide “digital nomad,” part of a growing community of professionals who travel from country to country, staying for about a month in each—depending on how long their visas last—while working for U.S. companies or running their own online businesses.

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"Internet of Things" coming quickly, panel tells Colorado audience - The Denver Post

"Internet of Things" coming quickly, panel tells Colorado audience - The Denver Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Many technology companies have built business models that keep consumers in the dark and information firmly in their control.

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Is sharing really green?

Is sharing really green? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many have sung the sharing economy's environmental praises, but the evidence may not be there to back up their claims.
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#BlackTwitter and the Revolutionary Power of Horizontal Networks

#BlackTwitter and the Revolutionary Power of Horizontal Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The online reaction to Ferguson shows the importance of 'mass self-communication' that isn't controlled by government or corporations.
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We-commerce: The sharing economy's uncertain path to changing the world - TechRepublic

We-commerce: The sharing economy's uncertain path to changing the world - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Peer-to-peer collaboration is gaining ground and changing the economics of the future, but there are questions to answer and obstacles to overcome.

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Patent trolls and open document formats with open source thought leaders - opensource.com

Patent trolls and open document formats with open source thought leaders - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over on Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative about U.S. software patent cases and the United Kingdom's decision to make ODF its official document format.

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Rome’s rebel lake is a parable of the contemporary commons | openDemocracy

Rome’s rebel lake is a parable of the contemporary commons  | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Earlier this summer activists in Rome won the right to self-manage a vast lake in the city’s capital, effectively expropriating a private company from prime real estate. From marches and public debates to concerts and open dinners their campaign is an inspiring example of a rebel city at work.

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Street Fight Daily: Amazon's Local Ambition, The On-Demand Obsession - Street Fight

Street Fight Daily: Amazon's Local Ambition, The On-Demand Obsession - Street Fight | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The recent launch of Amazon’s in-store credit card reader and checkout software was one of Jeff Bezos’ most deliberate acts to date to grab a slice of the 85 to 90 percent of total purchases that still happen in the physical world. But the people who know Amazon the best said it has far more ambitious plans in the offline world.

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5 Things the Mobile Sharing Economy Can Teach the Enterprise

The success of companies like Uber shows that there is room in the industry for innovation and growth.
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UNICEF updating Uganda's Digital Kiosk computing platform - Gizmag

UNICEF updating Uganda's Digital Kiosk computing platform - Gizmag | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the past couple of years, UNICEF Uganda and partners have been designing, developing, prototyping and rolling out youth-focused community computers that can operate on mains power where available, or solar-power in remote rural areas. Work has just finished on the design of the second generation Digital Kiosk, and the UK's fanless computer specialist Aleutia is now working on a new open source, low power computer system to squeeze into the table-topped repurposed oil drum that will become the Digital Drum.

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Vote on Co-op reform proposals - The Courier

Vote on Co-op reform proposals - The Courier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Co-operative group is facing resistance over radical reform proposals as it prepares to face a key vote on the changes within days.

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The sharing economy – how can sharing companies grow sustainably?

Looking at how sharing economy companies can grow while keeping hold of their unique characteristics. (Commitment to purpose & passion. Is this what defines organisations in the #sharingeconomy?
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