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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The Soaring Use of Creative Commons Licenses

The Soaring Use of Creative Commons Licenses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons has just issued a report documenting usage patterns of its licenses.  It’s great to learn that the number of works using CC licenses has soared since this vital (and voluntary) workaround to copyright law was introduced twelve...
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Share My Plane: Can XOJet Join Uber and Airbnb In The Sharing Economy? - Forbes

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Share My Plane: Can XOJet Join Uber and Airbnb In The Sharing Economy?
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The Sharing Economy: Uncovered Capital and Hidden Consequences

The Sharing Economy: Uncovered Capital and Hidden Consequences | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New technologies are changing the way we live and work—and also the way we spend. BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink explains how technology can upend industries.
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Uber: It’s Like Uber, nut for Billion-Dollar Funding Rounds

Uber: It’s Like Uber, nut for Billion-Dollar Funding Rounds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber on Wednesday confirmed that it had completed a very, very lucrative game of tic-tac-toe by adding $1 billion to its stockpile for the third month in a row.
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Is Arduino Heading Towards The First Open Hardware Fork? | Techdirt

Is Arduino Heading Towards The First Open Hardware Fork? | Techdirt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Although Arduino has figured a few times here on Techdirt in the DailyDirt section, it's not very well-known outside the world of open hardware, where it was one of the pioneers (its reference designs are distributed under a CC-BY-SA license, and...
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Getting started with open hardware licensing | Opensource.com

Getting started with open hardware licensing | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.
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How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like book authors who hate Amazon’s policies, crafters who hate Etsy find it hard to leave because of the site’s immense traffic and generally positive public reputation.
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Facebook Says It Won’t Charge for an Ad Unless Someone Sees It

Facebook Says It Won’t Charge for an Ad Unless Someone Sees It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook wants people to know that it only counts ads that are actually seen by humans.
The post Facebook Says It Won’t Charge for an Ad Unless Someone Sees It appeared first on WIRED.
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In the Land of Uber, A Taxi Company Renames Itself After An App

In the Land of Uber, A Taxi Company Renames Itself After An App | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It has come to this. In San Francisco, where Uber was born, the city's self-described oldest and largest taxi company is renaming itself after a competing app.
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Google, Facebook, and Amazon Have Forever Changed Computer Networking

Google, Facebook, and Amazon Have Forever Changed Computer Networking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook, and Amazon don't sell networking switches. And they never will. But they've forever changed the way others sell them.
The post Google, Facebook, and Amazon Have Forever Changed Computer Networking appeared first on WIRED.
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A New Alignment of Movements? | David Bollier

A New Alignment of Movements? | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In September 2014, the Commons Strategies Group convened a three-day workshop in Meissen, Germany, of 25 policy advocates and activists from a variety of different economic and social movements.  The topic of the "deep dive":  Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?  Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? 


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New North Carolina Coop to Turn a Food Desert into a Food Oasis

New North Carolina Coop to Turn a Food Desert into a Food Oasis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 1998, when the Winn-Dixie grocery store in Northeast Greensboro, North Carolina closed, it created a food desert—a community without easy access to food. For years, area residents tried to get another grocery chain to come in, but none wanted to come to the predominantly African-American, low-income town. The community finally came up with a solution—one that didn't rely on an outside company to come in. They put into motion a plan to open a food cooperative.
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foodofhistory's curator insight, February 19, 2015 6:31 PM

The coop is one of the few places where we have food choices that are democratic in nature. This new co-op is a glimmer of hope in the vastly conservative (and business-focused) state of North Carolina.

Mari-Lyn Harris's curator insight, February 19, 2015 7:35 PM

Yes, and why not?

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Why Do We Share? Researchers Probe Motivation in P2P Systems

Why Do We Share? Researchers Probe Motivation in P2P Systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a just published study, researchers investigated the motivations driving users to peer-to-peer services like timebanks. (10,000 People Blog)
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Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structures and Tools

Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structures and Tools | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2002 I described United Diversity as “a member owned and stakeholder governed network of mutual advantage.” In truth, it was aspirational. At the time, the flexible off-the-shelf legal structures and open source tools needed to make such a network a reality simply didn’t exist. Now they do. Co-ops that combine best practices from the international co-operative movement with best practices from the open source software and hardware communities are now possible. Soon anyone will be able to set up an Open Co-op and invite all their stakeholders to help finance, govern and organise the co-op online.


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New Fab Lab goes hands on with science and tech - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

New Fab Lab goes hands on with science and tech - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like a science fair project that's still a work in progress but shows great potential, the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is a new high-technology hangout taking shape on the Suncoast Technical College campus.
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Who needs a website? Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook

Who needs a website? Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Go to where the audience is — that’s the common refrain of 21st century media. Consumers are fragmented, and its up to journalists and editors to bring the news to them.
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Yes, Ello still exists and it's getting ready to reintroduce itself

Yes, Ello still exists and it's getting ready to reintroduce itself | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For a few glorious weeks last fall, Ello, once dubbed the anti-Facebook, had the kind of media coverage that many tech startups would kill for.
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P2P Summer School : The Art of Commoning

P2P Summer School : The Art of Commoning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
P2P Summer School: The Art of Commoning How can a commons-based collaborative economy strengthen the resilience of our communities WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland 5 days from August 24th – 28th, 2015 The Sharing Economy,...
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How will the sharing economy reshape our spending?

How will the sharing economy reshape our spending? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The fall in oil prices and the falling demand for cars are the direct result of the flourishing sharing economy, writes Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock.
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Chris Anderson on how the cloud fosters innovation

Chris Anderson on how the cloud fosters innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We’re not going to beat the competition by raising more money or being smarter than they are,” Anderson said at the Linux Collaboration Summit. “We’ll do it my being more open.”
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Cheryl Palmer's curator insight, February 19, 2015 7:34 PM

CLOUD - Brief article with links to its sources discussing how using the cloud is helping one company get ahead of its competitors.  Of limited value.

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The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel - Entrepreneur

The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With alternatives like Airbnb, should business travelers still check into hotels?
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Criminologist 'hacks' the hacker, explores meaning of hacking - Phys.Org

Criminologist 'hacks' the hacker, explores meaning of hacking - Phys.Org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We often view hackers as evil geniuses, but perhaps a more accurate depiction would be a talented—though sometimes mischievous—craft worker, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
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Myth Busting Artificial Intelligence

Myth Busting Artificial Intelligence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve all been seeing hype and excitement around artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and deep learning. There’s also a lot of confusion about what they really mean and what’s actually possible today.
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Ric Fry's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:30 AM

Explains the core concepts of the biggest current trends in technology at the moment. Also raises valid points on the ethics and morals of use regarding any technology, and not buy in to the fear-mongering surrounding certain areas of I.T., at least without substantial grounds for it.

 

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How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough

How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / Foter / CC BY. Article cross-posted from On the Commons. Written by Peter Barnes.
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Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment

Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rainbow over Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo credit: Professor Bop / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND. Article cross-posted from Yes! Magazine. Written by Alexis Goldstein.
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