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On stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today, serial investor Ron Conway and filmmaker/actor Alex Winter took the stage with CrunchFund's MG Siegler to talk about the documentary Downloaded about the rise and fall of Napster.
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Watch this FT video for free: Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist who first rose to fame for his work on virtual reality.
We feel very strongly that anonymity has no place in the future of Airbnb says Airbnb spokesperson Jakob Kerr. ("Could Airbnb create the verified ID for the #sharingeconomy?
For thousands of years humanity has been conquerors. We never thought about opening our borders to entire nations; sharing resources; and grouping together as larger bodies of nations. We built fortresses, great walls, and opened our doors only a crack to let the caravans of exchange slither through to bring luxury goods. And now the whole planet depends on the global exchange of basic necessities and goods. Now the nations of the world are negotiating how we can next shift toward a planetary society. Yet still the old minds prevail; wishing to control this transition by controlling the resources and the consequences. Such old ways, and models, are hoping that the planet can be held in the greedy hands of the few, as it has been until now. Yet this is not how things are going to manifest – there are other forces now emerging that wish to assist in this coming together as a planetary society. And these ‘other forces’ are manifesting through the hearts and minds of the people of the planet. A collective force is arising through humanity that knows – instinctively feels – that other ways are now needed if we wish to transition to a new era within sustainable and harmonious limits.
On January 14th 2013, the European Commission accepted our European Citizens’ Initiative hence triggering a one-year campaign involving all countries in the European Union.
Governments now answer to business, not voters. Mainstream parties grow ever harder to distinguish. Is democracy dead?
The discovery of collective intelligence allowed building a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional and individual behavior.
In a victory for the free software movement, the Spanish autonomous region of Extremadura has started to switch more than 40,000 government PCs to open source.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has long been outspoken in his support for new laws that would foster a thriving environment for the emerging sharing economy. How does he describe the laws that restrict the growth and legality of travel startups in the the Valley?
The war between Mac and Windows devotees has been raging for decades, and last week we asked you to weigh in. Today we're taking a look at the best arguments on both sides to offer a clear picture of why you might choose one platform over another.
On March 25, 2013, I spoke on the record with Eric Gould Bear (left) about software innovations, software patents and the trials and tribulations of litigating software patents long after they were first written.
In its essence, Facebook plays an eyeball game: get as many users as you can, make them visit your site often, give them reasons for each visit to last longer, and at the end of the day those volumes will drive ad revenues. So its success is dependent on volumes of users and views, but not direct revenue coming from those users. Having Facebook’s volume metrics as your measuring stick for success within the enterprise makes no sense at all: if all your employees are spending their whole working hours within your social platform, you’ll get lots of page views, lots of user adoption and will likely be out of business very soon. Enterprise social networks need critical mass, but their ultimate measure of success is not how many users they have or how often they visit or how long they stay each time.
We feel very strongly that anonymity has no place in the future of Airbnb says Airbnb spokesperson Jakob Kerr. (Could Airbnb Create The "Verified ID" For the Sharing Economy?
PLOSone study details the benefits of the open-source model as it relates to an open source library of 3D printable objects used for studying optics in a laboratory setting.
'as we know from the life of social cycles, real change occurs when the "anomalies" -- another word for the change agents -- become too numerous to be absorbed into the incumbent system. That is why individuals and groups "doing their own thing" are so important right now. All great ideas and innovations began life as "disruptive" from the periphery, from "outsiders" -- those people just going it alone, often "outside the box." Morris Berman calls these people the New Monastic Individuals (NMI), and Berman thinks this is where the future lies. I'm inclined to agree with him. Berman puts forth a "new monastic" model of action whereby individuals/groups get on and create new ways of doing things, without fanfare or large billboard announcements. Such monastic work, so to speak, often operates below the radar, being authentic in activity rather than seeking visibility. The monastic worker, in seeking change, chooses a way of life that has meaning and that can be a heritage for the family. Often the monastic worker strives for assisting change within their own communities. They are like ink dots on the paper, slowly spreading their impact by diligent yet creative work. What makes this model not only more appealing today, but also much more effective, is the rise of global communications and distributed networks. Now,the hard-working monastics can connect, share, and collaborate.
The 9th edition of the Mapping festival will take place in Geneva from May 2nd to 12th. 10 days of audiovisual experimentations and discoveries! The Mapping Festival is a multidisciplinary festival dedicated to audiovisual arts and digital cultures which offers audiovisual performances, installations, clubbing parties, live performances, architectural mapping, as well as workshops and conferences.
Maleny is situated 100 kilometers north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. It is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, has stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of over 7,000 people. And it is a cooperative place.
How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy Cooperatives have a 200-year history of helping people get through hard times.
The technology for 3D printing is moving fast. One day every home may have one (RT @FabLab_Bruneck Is 3D printing about to hit the mainstream?
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The World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and his push to publish the technology on a royalty-free basis transformed the Internet into what we know it as today: a place where people can freely share everything and anything. It created a networked hypertext system, allowing a web page to be interconnected with every other web page on the World Wide Web. It's most basic concepts are what led to the creation of sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. It fundamentally changed the way our society communicates, and is one of the main drivers behind the increasing globalization of our world.
Many bitcoin users are using bitcoin for its intended purpose, as currency transfer, and dislike carrying the costs for these other uses. As this carrying-data issue rears its head, it increases the costs for anyone running a P2P node on the all-volunteer bitcoin P2P network. This shrinks the total number of bitcoin P2P nodes. As such, due to both legal and resource-usage issues, "data spam" has long been theorized as an attack vector.
Airbnb is adding real-world identity verification so that users can feel more confident that hosts and travelers on the service are "real people."
Last month, I had the honor of presenting with Arianna Huffington at Wisdom 2.0, a fascinating annual conference of some of the most innovative and caring minds and organizational leaders I’ve met. The mission of the conference is to address the challenge of not only living connected to one another through technology, but doing so in ways that benefit our own well-being, make us more effective at work and in the world.