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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its..
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Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza

Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two narratives compete for the truth of today’s global political stage. On the one hand, there’s the narrative of leftist irresponsibility and incorrectness.
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Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species

Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 
by Frank Estrada
The modern world is full of myths. I’m not talking about Greek legends or medieval lore, but the shared stories and constructs underpinning our beliefs and behaviours.
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Fab Lab Berlin Walkthrough

TURNING IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS We are an open Digital Fabrication Studio. We want to become Berlin's central maker hub by providing an interface between Makers, Companies, Universities and ...
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The Internet Has Already Revolutionized Prostitution. But Could Better Apps Make It Truly Safe?

The Internet Has Already Revolutionized Prostitution. But Could Better Apps Make It Truly Safe? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These days, prostitution is very much an online enterprise. Escorts advertise on personal websites and email with clients before meeting up. Johns, meanwhile, post reviews on the Internet much the same way they’d rate a restaurant on Yelp.
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Internet rejoices as FCC imposes strict net neutrality rules

Internet rejoices as FCC imposes strict net neutrality rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Net neutrality advocates rejoiced on Thursday as the FCC voted to enact strict regulation on the companies that connect people to the Internet.
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Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination'

Report: iOS and Android closer than ever to 'total domination' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to the smartphone market, Microsoft and BlackBerry have more catching up to do than ever before.
Android and iOS now account for a record amount of the worldwide smartphone market share, according to a new report.
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How Mayo's "Dr. Google" Deal Disrupts Medicine - Forbes

How Mayo's "Dr. Google" Deal Disrupts Medicine - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The deal to produce clinical summaries under the Mayo Clinic name for Google searches symbolizes the medical priesthood's acceptance that information technology has reshaped the doctor-patient relationship.
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Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream

Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rolling out new Azure services as a part of the larger strategy to “help more people realize the possibilities of big data.” Last week, at the  Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose, the tech giant claimed to make “big data...
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Watch a Decade of Data Come to Life on OpenStreetMap

Watch a Decade of Data Come to Life on OpenStreetMap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OpenStreetMap passed its 10th anniversary last fall. Over those years, it's led a quiet revolution in digital mapmaking.
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Less Than 40 Percent of People Worldwide Have Ever Connected to the Internet

Less Than 40 Percent of People Worldwide Have Ever Connected to the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the net neutrality debate rages on, it's easy to forget that there are people who have never experienced the injustice of an endlessly buffering Netflix movie.
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Forget food and guns, the first 3D-printed jet engines have arrived

Forget food and guns, the first 3D-printed jet engines have arrived | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One day there are 3D-printed Oreos, the next there are 3D-printed jet engines. The world of 3D printing has taken off, with the latest development straight out of Australia.
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Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations

Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with agreement that member states draft a formal report on virtual currencies.
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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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BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen

BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
AN ambitious plan has been unveiled to create Lancashire’s first ‘Fab Lab’ - a creative and digital technology centre aimed at young entrepreneurs.
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FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This story was originally published on May 14, 2014. It was updated on Feb. 26, 2015.
This story is about net neutrality. Have we lost you yet?
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Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution

Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Air pollution outside Delhi, India. (Flickr/Jean-Etienne Minh Duy Poirrer) This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
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Garry Rogers's curator insight, February 27, 2015 1:33 PM

Yes.  This is a fight we've been loosing for 40 years.  It's time to try harder.  Perhaps our President would help?

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Tools for Collective Labor Action in the Gig Economy

Tools for Collective Labor Action in the Gig Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SARAH KESSLER reports on how “Workers and activists are creating new tools” for labor organizing in the mis-named ‘sharing economy': The first tool she discusses is Dynamo: “Milland took her gripes to a new platform called Dynamo, which was created...
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Google AI teaches itself to destroy human opponents at 'Space Invaders'

Google AI teaches itself to destroy human opponents at 'Space Invaders' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Computers already have bested human champions in Jeopardy! and chess, but artificial intelligence now has mastered an entirely new level: Space Invaders.
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Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics A Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation - RAPP

Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics A Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation - RAPP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The “Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics a Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation” paper has been accepted for the Automation conference 2015.
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Paris surpasses New York as most popular city on Airbnb

Paris surpasses New York as most popular city on Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paris is becoming the new poster child for Airbnb.
There are now Airbnb 40,000 listings in Paris, making it the most popular city on the service.
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Amazon rival Jet takes off with nearly 352,000 signups in first 73 days

Amazon rival Jet takes off with nearly 352,000 signups in first 73 days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jet, the ambitious ecommerce startup created by a former Amazon exec, appears to be taking off with close to 352,000 signups for its Insider program in the company's first 73 days.
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Did you know that only five apps dominate smartphone traffic? - The Networked Society Blog

Did you know that only five apps dominate smartphone traffic? - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There must be a zillion smartphone apps out there. Still, two-thirds of mobile smartphone traffic is from only the top 5 apps in a given market. This is the case market by market and also a general global reality. A zillion apps, and only five are heavily used.

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Google invests $300 million in SolarCity green energy project

Google invests $300 million in SolarCity green energy project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google is putting up $300 million as part of a $750 million SolarCity fund meant to encourage solar energy in homes in the United States.
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