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NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview

Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards.
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ABPTV's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:13 PM

#Respectable and #revolutionary I'm #proud of his words... #Women let's listen carefully

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A Global View of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin, the global, digital crypto-currency that is independent of any central banking authority, has spread like wildfire around the world.
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Open-source hardware hacking effort 'smacked down' by USB overlords - Register

Open-source hardware hacking effort 'smacked down' by USB overlords - Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the organisation that oversees the USB standard, has apparently sent the director of a small British electronics firm away with a flea in his ear for daring to suggest how it could make the lives of open-source hardware developers easier and cheaper.

 
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FabLab at Operae 2013

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Embracing a mix of design, self-production, technology and handicraft, makers are keen inventors and creators of DIY objects. They all met up at Operae, a Turin fiesta now in its fourth year, just a few days after the Maker Faire, another major initiative with the same premise held in Rome. 

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Targeting Patent Trolls, Driving the Sharing Economy, Startup Slowdown: Oct. 25 - Businessweek (blog)

Targeting Patent Trolls, Driving the Sharing Economy, Startup Slowdown: Oct. 25 - Businessweek (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Problems with healthcare.gov should give President Obama a sense of what it's like to be a small business owner, writes Gene Marks.

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Intel on Europe: The Internet of Things could SAVE US ALL - Register

Intel on Europe: The Internet of Things could SAVE US ALL - Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Feature How will Europe lift itself out of current and future economic woes - and help save the planet while it’s about it? According to chip giant Intel, with hi-tech carrots rather than government sticks.

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The transformation of the USA -- here comes America 3.0 - Fox News

The transformation of the USA -- here comes America 3.0 - Fox News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are now making a similar transition to a post-industrial, networked, decentralized, immensely productive America, with a more individualistic, voluntarist, anti-bureaucratic culture (America 3.0). 

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The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - eco-business.com

The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - eco-business.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Christina Marule owns a spaza shop — the equivalent of a corner store — in rural South Africa. Five years ago she was forced to keep her young son out of school while she traveled to the nearest market, a half day’s trip away, to purchase products to sell in her store. Today, she manages inventory via text message from a mobile device. Her son is back in the classroom.

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Be the Goldilocks of social sharing, and other advice for the next generation - The Randolph Guide

Be the Goldilocks of social sharing, and other advice for the next generation - The Randolph Guide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The blog "wait but why" had a great post last month titled "Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy." In it, the author explained how Gen Y young people, or Millenials, are experiencing a serious disconnect between their expectations and reality. 

 

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Can Online Petitions Change the World? - Huffington Post Canada

Can Online Petitions Change the World? - Huffington Post Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It was read aloud in the House of Commons. Real old-school activism.

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Hard Evidence: is open access working? - The Conversation

Hard Evidence: is open access working? - The Conversation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


During the transition, many publishers of toll-access journals are also offering open access options through a business model in which the author, not the reader, pays.

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Voyeurism, digital style, a sign of the times - Athens NEWS

Voyeurism, digital style, a sign of the times - Athens NEWS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The recent case of an alleged sexual assault on South Court Street in Athens has, in a very short period of time, led to an avalanche of reactions, from the damagingand irresponsible postings of the images on social media, to a bitter campus-wide controversy, to national and international media attention.

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The United Nations of Bitcoin

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This is a map of every Bitcoin download (that was able to be traced to a country), by operating system.  Each dot is an individual Bitcoin download.  The yellow dots are a general reference of all Bitcoin downloads ever while the red ones call out a specific OS used in the download.

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Q&A: Venture capitalist Albert Wenger on how the Internet is transforming ... - Macleans.ca

Q&A: Venture capitalist Albert Wenger on how the Internet is transforming ... - Macleans.ca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Albert Wenger is a partner at New York-based technology venture capital firm Union Square Ventures, an early investor in Silicon Valley success stories that include Twitter, set for an anticipated $1-billion IPO, andTumblr, which Yahoo bought for $1.1 billion in June. It’s also invested north of the border, in Toronto-based online storytelling site Wattpad and Waterloo smartphone messaging service Kik. Wenger stopped in at the new startup accelerator OneEleven (which shares a downtown Toronto office with Google) on Oct. 23 for a public discussion on the state of the Canadian tech sector, how the Internet is changing the face of education and health care and why the death of privacy is a good thing.

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Fab Academy 2014 – Open for Applications

Fab Academy 2014 – Open for Applications | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new edition of the world’s largest distributed campus on digital fabrication is now open for application.
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Open Access boosts journal availabilty - The Dartmouth

Open Access boosts journal availabilty - The Dartmouth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the past several weeks, Baker-Berry Library has hosted a variety of events aimed at informing students and faculty about the open access movement, a national campaign to make scholarship freely accessible worldwide. The events culminated in Open Access Week, which concludes Friday.

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Peers | Save Airbnb in NY

Peers | Save Airbnb in NY | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you've visited New York or ever hope to and want Airbnb as an option when you travel, please stand with New Yorkers who are trying to save Airbnb.

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Post-2015 as the litmus test for global governance - Ottawa Citizen (blog)

Post-2015 as the litmus test for global governance - Ottawa Citizen (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Enter global governance and the multilateral institutions through which it occurs. Traditionally, these institutions, like the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund – institutions that promote and facilitate cooperation among countries – oversaw and delivered concerted responses to global challenges. Yet, as the world faces new and old challenges and governments continue to be unable or unwilling to address global public goods issues, such as climate change, the continued relevance and impact of multilateral institutions has been raised.

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Is 3D Printing the Future of Disaster Relief? - Motherboard (blog)

Is 3D Printing the Future of Disaster Relief? - Motherboard (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most 3D printers are slow and have material limits in what they can create. They're not exactly the first thing you'd think to ship to a disaster-stricken area the next time there's a deadly hurricane, tsunami, or landslide. For now, at least.

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Conversation and Collaboration: The Next Generation of Working Practices - Wired

Conversation and Collaboration: The Next Generation of Working Practices - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today’s enterprises are seeing and experiencing the value of both social software and cloud-based content collaboration systems. By connecting people and giving them the means to discuss, unlock and increase knowledge sharing across the workforce, these services are driving productivity and increasing efficiency in organizations across the globe.

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Loveland 3-D printer company Aleph Objects moves into larger facility - ReporterHerald.com

Loveland 3-D printer company Aleph Objects moves into larger facility - ReporterHerald.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine a room full of robotic machines, making parts to be used to build a next generation of robots.

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Small firms and 3D printing ready to revolutionise production - Express.co.uk

Small firms and 3D printing ready to revolutionise production - Express.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
ENGINEER Ian Campbell sold his home and business partner Mike Kelly pitched in his pension so they could open a 3D metal printing factory and be at the forefront of Britain’s new industrial revolution.
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New Social Network Turns People's Voice and Cyberactivism Into Positive ... - PRunderground

New Social Network Turns People's Voice and Cyberactivism Into Positive ... - PRunderground | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imminent launch of YOVOX, the first global network that translates digital opinions into positives actions.In a world where social media are all about business and profits, YOVOX sets up a new deal: to use the power of social networks for the better good.The idea is born in the midst of the global crisis and the recent worldwide protests, inspired by the rise of cyberactivism. Its purpose is not only to offer the first platform conceived from its origin to take part in public debate, but also to overcome one of the major challenges cyberactivism faces nowadays: to translate digital opinions into positive actions.

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Ericsson announces unlocking the value of the cloud for the Networked Society - Your Communication News (press release)


A car is driving down the road – a car that like so many others today is connected to the cloud.

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