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The Single Greatest Threat To Businesses In A Rapidly Changing World - Forbes

The Single Greatest Threat To Businesses In A Rapidly Changing World - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When the new millennium arrived on January 1, 2000, the editors at the Encyclopedia Britannica were able to proudly raise their glasses and toast a rare accomplishment in business circles: They had become an enterprise that had spanned four different centuries. Beginning in 1768, Britannica had steadfastly cultivated a successful business model that used a peer review process to produce articles authored by a select group of expert contributors. Over the course of the next two hundred years, Britannica leveraged this model to firmly establish its unquestioned reputation as the standard for scholarship and literary style in the realm of general knowledge. As they celebrated the dawn of the twenty-first century, no one amongBritannica’s editors could foresee that a mere twelve years later, on March 13, 2012, they would announce to the world that, after 244 years, the reference book was going out of print.

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A stigmergic approach for social interaction design in collaboration engineering | Decision Sciences

The increasing number of available collaborative tools and their extensive use in many organizational activities has constantly raised the complexity of collaboration engineering. It presumes the design of group decision processes, supported by a wide-range of groupware tools, in an ill-structured, dynamic, and open environment. As many of these processes are recurring by nature, the development of a shared repository to store the collective knowledge and experiences of group decision process designs became a core research topic of collaboration engineering in last few years. The paper presents a human–computer interaction engineering approach to design a software prototype that provides personalized, contextual and actionable recommendations for this problem. 

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DAVinCI Flight lets you 3D print your custom glider | Inside3DP

DAVinCI Flight lets you 3D print your custom glider | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new video game called DAVinCI Flight has launched on Kickstarter that lets users design and engineer their own custom aircrafts and then 3D print them.
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Viral Video Sparked by Infectious Dancing of Uganda Ghetto Kids [Video] - Guardian Liberty Voice

Viral Video Sparked by Infectious Dancing of Uganda Ghetto Kids [Video] - Guardian Liberty Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The dance group, simply called Ghetto Kids, rehearses daily with their trainer, Dauda Kavuma, to perfect their style and routines. The children who dance seek recognition, but also funds to give back to their communities – their families and friends.




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Fab Lab London & RSA Innovation Hub Launch

Fab Lab London is a community workspace that allows anyone to make (almost) anything! It provides access to the tools, knowledge and financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication and is part of a global network of fabrication spaces affiliated with MIT.


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Verizon Enters the Sharing Economy with Verizon Auto Share

This new mobile solution from Verizon allows enterprises to enhance rental and vehicle sharing for drivers. With Verizon Auto Share, drivers can use an app on their smartphone to scan a QR-code on a car, validate their identity, pay for their rental and unlock the car – virtually anywhere, anytime, within minutes and without stepping foot into a rental agency.

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Reinvent Net Neutrality with Clay Shirky - YouTube

"If you ever cared about Network Neutrality, now is the time to act," declared Clay Shirky.

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Meet Printearth, the Startup Changing Our PLA Plastic | Inside3DP

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Canadian startup Printearth is revolutionizing 3D printer materials by making compostable PLA plastic and a biodegradable plastic filament.
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Neurosurgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Replicas to Save Children | Inside3dp

Neurosurgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Replicas to Save Children | Inside3dp | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Doctors in Brazil used a 3D printed replica of a brain to operate on an infant.
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Switzerland reportedly offers Snowden safe passage, immunity from extradition

Switzerland reportedly offers Snowden safe passage, immunity from extradition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A report in the Swiss weekend paper Sonntagszeitung states that Snowden would not be extradited to the USA for "politically motivated" reasons if he were to attend hearings on illegal NSA spying.
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Chris Anderson

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In this interview, Chris Anderson Author of the Makers and Co-founder of 3DRobotics, explains the new movement in entrepreneurship. ("It’s easy to prototype.
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Will the sharing economy make us all Republicans? - Washington Post

Will the sharing economy make us all Republicans? - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Uber has pulled off what few others can these days: The beloved car service (if I'm allowed to describe it so prosaically) has united politicians of all persuasions.

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Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid? - Greentech Media

Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid? - Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid?
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Business Leaders Worry About Income Inequality And Revolution - Forbes

Business Leaders Worry About Income Inequality And Revolution - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Income inequality must have become a mainstream concern because even business leaders worry about it. A newly released survey by theHarvard Business School of its alumni about American competitiveness shows that a “troubling divergence in the American economy” could ultimately sink the country’s prospects. Even as large corporations, the wealthy, and “ highly skilled individuals” prosper, “middle-class and working-class citizens are struggling.” So are small businesses, which are an important source of new jobs. The result is a division of the U.S. into two parts, one small and wealthy, the other comprising the vast majority that finds it more difficult to get by as time moves on.

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Is Bitcoin Money? - Justia Verdict

Is Bitcoin Money? - Justia Verdict | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin confounds lawmakers as they try to figure out what it is and how it should be regulated. The Bitcoin Foundation notes that Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. But is it money? Some call it a new form of virtual currency. Others have lauded it as a new type of payment system. So what is it? And why does it matter?



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Carbon fiber-reinforced ABS used for 3D printed car | Inside3DP

Carbon fiber-reinforced ABS used for 3D printed car | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Petrochemicals company SABIC is using a carbon fiber-reinforced ABS material to 3D print the world's first 3D printed car, the Strati, at IMTS 2014.
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Social media and grassroots activism have taken Scotland to the brink of ... - The Conversation UK

Social media and grassroots activism have taken Scotland to the brink of ... - The Conversation UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A significant number of front-line activists campaigning under the Yes Scotland banner represent ordinary people with no party political membership.

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From P2P to B2B: The next phase of the sharing economy

From P2P to B2B: The next phase of the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the wake of Uber and Airbnb’s rapid growth and billion dollar valuations, everyone is talking about the sharing economy. Sharing marketplaces are experiencing tremendous growth, and today anyone who can rent out a room in their home, share their car, or even leverage their free time running errands can become a micro-entrepreneur.

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Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets, and phones in class.

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Critical Studies in Peer Production

Critical Studies in Peer Production (CSPP) seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production as a mode of commons-based and oriented production in which participation is voluntary and predicated on the self-selection of tasks. Notable examples are the collaborative development of Free Software projects and of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
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An E-Nable Maker is 3D Printing Hands with Wolverine Claws | Inside3DP

An E-Nable Maker is 3D Printing Hands with Wolverine Claws | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Adam Brown, an e-NABLE maker, is 3D printing wolverine claws that can be attached to 3D printed prosthetic hands downloadable on Thingiverse.
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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba - NPR (blog)


Like most great origin stories, the tale behind China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba, begins simply.

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What if food is considered a common good?

Food, as a basic human need, should enjoy a similar consideration to health and education in our societies and yet it is not so. The former are basic rights, guaranteed by the state to every citizen in developed countries and in most developing ones
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Chris Anderson: stop consuming, start creating

Chris Anderson: stop consuming, start creating | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A fundamental change in the way we consume is upon us with the introduction of the 3D printer.

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Is There Such A Thing As An Achievement? - Forbes

Is There Such A Thing As An Achievement? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We all have a spectrum of positive and negative factors, both nature and nurture, that affect our ability to achieve things. But we all face a similar spectrum of factors affecting our ability to be virtuous. If you give to charity, or volunteer a lot, or are a good father or husband, or are honest, or are kind, etc, is this about what you choose to do and the actions you choose to take, or about factors that are outside of your control? Are these behaviors just about how your parents raised you, the community you grew up in, and importantly, how behaving in these ways makes you feel? Why should moral accomplishments be chalked up to our free will and choices while economic and intellectual ones be “legitimate accomplishment”?

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