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A small but important reminder of why net neutrality is a big deal

A small but important reminder of why net neutrality is a big deal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Much of the Internet rejoiced when net neutrality rules were approved by the Federal Communications Commission last week The landmark vote will mean that the Internet is under the most stringent regulation yet including enhanced transparency,...
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Facebook is changing how it counts Likes

Facebook is changing how it counts Likes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook is changing the way it counts Likes, the company announced on Thursday.
Don't panic, though; the changes only apply to celebrity and business pages.
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Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 A bill designed to regulate ridesharing companies is back. California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has submitted a bill aimed at placing new rules on companies like Uber and Lyft.
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Richard Godwin: Guess who benefits most from the new 'sharing' economy? - Evening Standard

Richard Godwin: Guess who benefits most from the new 'sharing' economy? - Evening Standard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"It's hard to be a disrupter and not be an asshole.” That’s how an early investor in Uber described the company’s founder, Travis Kalamnick, in a recent Vanity Fair profile.
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Keith Ramsay's curator insight, March 6, 2015 6:11 AM

Cynical view of the sharing economy? Probably. Is there an alternative? Definitely 

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Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that's telling.
The post Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO appeared first on WIRED.
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At A Glance The Future of Bitcoin: The Readers Weigh In - Wall Street Journal (blog)

At A Glance The Future of Bitcoin: The Readers Weigh In - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Few currency topics generate as much excitement–and controversy these days–as bitcoin. So we wanted to know what readers thought about the future for cryptocurrencies.
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What You Can Learn About Customer Experience From Sharing Economy ... - Forbes

What You Can Learn About Customer Experience From Sharing Economy ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, San Francisco-based taxi company DeSoto announced a rebranding effort to try to reclaim market share lost to ride-sharing service Uber.  The company adopted the name of a mobile app, Flywheel, and repainted its vehicles in the ...
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The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy

The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While attention on the Euro crisis has been focusing primarily on Greece and Cyprus, it is no mystery that Italy, alongside with Spain, constitutes the real challenge for the future of the common currency, in any direction events will be unfolding.  In the relative silence of the international press, Italy’s macroeconomic situation has been showing no sign of improvement, and indeed numerous indicators portray a national economy which finds itself in a depression, rather than in a however severe recession. It is no overstatement that the Italian economy is currently collapsing.

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EarthNow

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Each month, we will provide information regarding the previous month’s climate. January 2015’s average global land and ocean temperature was the second warmest January on record just behind 2007.

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Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do

Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine if the US Congress agreed to make higher education tuition-free and funded it by increasing taxes on corporations. Pure fantasy, right? Well the government of Chile is doing just that.  

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The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz

The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Published in the May/June & July/August 2014 issue of Orion magazine IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air.
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The Future of Work - Huffington Post

The Future of Work - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can choose whether the technologies being developed lead to widening inequality and threaten our wellbeing or whether they ensure productive and fulfilling working lives for current and future generations....
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How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post

How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you've used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter or Lending Club, you've participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what's powering it behind the shiny user interface on the app?...
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2030: How 4 smart cities are gearing up for the future

2030: How 4 smart cities are gearing up for the future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While the future (as a whole) is very much unwritten, the future of what our urban centers will look like is less uncertain.
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Robots are hurting middle class workers, and education won’t solve the problem, Larry Summers says

Robots are hurting middle class workers, and education won’t solve the problem, Larry Summers says | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Larry Summers set the record straight on technology, education and the future of the middle class.
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The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks

The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I have identified three ambitious projects that are under construction but at the same time based on already existing projects and infrastructures.
They are:
1) the FairCoop (incl.
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 8:00 am and is filed under CommonsCommons TransitionCooperativesEconomy and BusinessEthical EconomyOpen ModelsP2P Business ModelsP2P CollaborationPeer ProductionPeer PropertySharing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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This Is the Terrifying Future of Work We've All Signed Up For

This Is the Terrifying Future of Work We've All Signed Up For | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
And there's a Google board member backing the project
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Bangalore Open Source Hardware Association

Bangalore Open Source Hardware Association | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a group for everyone interested to explore, learn and innovate with Open Source Hardware.
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The Sharing Economy Comes to Facility Management

The Sharing Economy Comes to Facility Management | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy presents a huge chance for procurement professionals. Why should we stay focused on buying while everybody else is sharing?
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“I found myself turning into an idiot!”: David Graeber explains the life-sapping reality of bureaucratic life

“I found myself turning into an idiot!”: David Graeber explains the life-sapping reality of bureaucratic life | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The activist-academic and Occupy Wall Street champion tells Salon about his new book on the bureaucratic state
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf

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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:19 AM

What do you do when one of the world's largest cities runs out of water?

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Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'.

Good news from Germany: A 'global transformation of values has already begun'. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Overview of the 400-page report World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability from the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WGBU), the heavyweight scientific body that advises the German Federal Government on ‘Earth System Megatrends’.
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Beware The Pretty People

Beware The Pretty People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Capitalism won’t be violently overthrown. Nor should it be. Whatever system(s) may one day supplant it will instead grow quietly in the shadows of its tallest towers, and coexist for years. But in order for that to happen, I believe we need our true iconoclasts, dangerous freethinkers, and weird subversives to flock to the tech industry — rather than recoil from it in disgust, now that the pretty people have invaded.

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    Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News

    Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    A cultural anthropologist and professor at McGill University, Gabriella Coleman first encountered the hacktivist collective Anonymous when she was studying Scientology. The religion was an early target for the loose-knit network of online...
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    How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks

    How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Last week I did the keynote on The Future of Work and Organisations at a four-city roadshow for social business consulting firm KINSHIP enterprise, spanning Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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    Michael Bishop's curator insight, March 18, 2015 6:06 AM

    Ross Dawson gives a very smart and resourceful insight into the development of trends that may shape the future for everyone on earth.