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Welcome To The Drone Age! Fly With 3D Robotics' CEO Chris ...

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Chris Anderson quit his job as WIRED's editor in chief to go full-time building and selling some of the world's coolest drones as co-founder and CEO of Berkeley-based 3D Robotics. Author of business-book classics The Long ...
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Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism on Feed 44

Center for a Stateless Society » Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism on Feed 44 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

C4SS Feed 44 presents “Market Anarchism as Stigmergic Socialism” from the book Markets Not Capitalism, written by Brad Spangler, read by Stephanie Murphy and edited by Nick Ford.

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Time For Industry To Join The Sharing Economy - Private Equity News

Have you recently hopped into your Car Club BMW, driven over to the bijou apartment you’re staying in courtesy of Airbnb and outsourced all your boring life administration to TaskRabbit?
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The WIKISPEED process - Wikispeed

The WIKISPEED process - Wikispeed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Team WIKISPEED uses methods developed by the fastest-moving software companies.  In fact, in many ways we have more in common with Google or Twitter than with GM or Toyota.  Manufacturing and old-thought software teams gather requirements, design the solution, build the solution, test the solution, then deliver the solution.  In existing automotive companies, the design portion of that process alone takes three to twelve years, and then the vehicle design is built for five to fourteen years.  This means it is possible to buy a brand new car from a dealer and that car represents the engineering team’s understanding of what the customer might have wanted twenty-four years ago!  Team WIKISPEED follows the model of Agile software teams, compressing the entire development cycle into one-week “sprints.”  We iterate the entire car every seven days, meaning that every seven days we reevaluate each part of the car and reinvent the highest-priority aspects, instead of waiting ten to twenty-four years to upgrade.  This process enables a completely different pace of development.  Our process:

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How to start up a micro-factory in your garage. « ShopBot Blog

How to start up a micro-factory in your garage. « ShopBot Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The potential for individuals to create, design and manufacture products themselves continues to be realized every day all around the country. With the affordability of robust digital fabrication tools such as the ShopBot Desktop, running a micro-factory out of handy space is not a dream, but reality. We thought we’d share one example, Ryan Patterson’s MyHue product, and provide an overview of its production. Ryan is ShopBot’s Head of Production Support.

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Airbnb Programmers Want to Build a 'Digital Interior Designer' - Curbed National

Airbnb Programmers Want to Build a 'Digital Interior Designer' - Curbed National | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Airbnb is very invested in its listings looking nice. Since 2008, the company has offered free professional photography to rooms that meet a certain level of tastefulness, because good-looking, professionally photographed interiors are rented more often, which means more service fees for Airbnb. Now, Bloomberg reports that Airbnb is taking that idea a step further, using "the same magic that Google has"—machine learning with big sets of user data—to not only pair users with rooms they might like, but to find and push the most "attractive" listings. One day, they might even have a "digital interior designer" to help you spruce up that guest room.

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Kickstarter-Success Matchstick Launches The Flint Open Source Streaming Platform With New Hardware Partnerships -  Crowdfund Insider

Kickstarter-Success Matchstick Launches The Flint Open Source Streaming Platform With New Hardware Partnerships -  Crowdfund Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Matchstick today announced Flint, the first open software and open hardware video-streaming platform created with Mozilla’s Firefox OS inside. Flint aims t
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Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog)

Is Crowdsourcing Bad for Workers? - The Nation. (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.
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New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance - Inside Higher Ed

New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance - Inside Higher Ed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance Inside Higher Ed For decisions about fellow faculty members, Locus of Authority argues that faculties “have an essential role to play in selecting new colleagues,...
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Government must open up to the sharing economy

Government must open up to the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rather than blocking the rise of services such as Uber and Airbnb, government needs to take a more innovative approach.
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Various Dimensions of the Concept of Common Good | P2P Foundation

Various Dimensions of the Concept of Common Good | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The notion of Common Good has known lately a new interest. For some it is the renewal of an old idea and the opportunity of giving to conservative forces of society the appearance of a modern approach. For others it is a way of coming out of a stereotyped vocabulary used by revolutionary movements and to propose a more acceptable way of expression. It may also be related with a radical criticism of the concept of modernity transmitted by capitalism and not challenged by real socialism. In order to develop this late conception, it is important to indicate three levels of its semantic utilization: Common Goods, Common Good and Common Good of Humanity.
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Happy New Year. Are You Ready for the Sharing Economy?

Happy New Year. Are You Ready for the Sharing Economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Each week seems to bring a new announcement of a service based on the sharing economy. Typically, it involves the use of "crowd"-sourced workers, which might be another term for contracted labor that lacks the perks of full-time employment.
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The future of connected cars can be collective - The Networked Society Blog

The future of connected cars can be collective - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Getting at drivers license early on used to be hot, not any longer if you ask the younger generation http://t.co/YvKSpdk4oS
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A reply to Clay Shirky : Columbia Journalism Review

A reply to Clay Shirky : Columbia Journalism Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NYU’s Clay Shirky calls Ken Doctor and me shills and nostalgists for our respective coverage of Aaron Kushner’s investment in The Orange County Register, and goes on to write that the “toxic runoff from CJR and Nieman’s form of unpaid PR is poisoning the minds of 19-year-olds.” - See more at: http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/a_reply_to_clay_shirky.php?page=all#sthash.XINMEOZ1.dpuf

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From Facebook movements to city square ... - openDemocracy

From Facebook movements to city square ... - openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Use of the internet has not led to a predominance of virtual actions and movements over mobilizations in ‘physical space’. On the contrary, since 2011 the occupation of urban public spaces - and more particularly symbolic spaces - has been a major feature of these movements.

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Author Don Tapscott to Keynote 2015 Ellie Mae Encompass Experience ... - MarketWatch

Author Don Tapscott to Keynote 2015 Ellie Mae Encompass Experience ... - MarketWatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 In 2013, Thinkers50 ranked him fourth among the world’s most influential management thinkers. Tapscott was awarded the Global Solutions Award for launching and leading the Global Solution Networks program, based at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he is an adjunct professor of management.

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The Sharing Economy in Review 2014

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The Sharing Economy in Review 2014Source: www.compareandshare.com
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What makes a city ideal for startups | The Maker Movement

What makes a city ideal for startups | The Maker Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What makes a city ideal for startups? According to Fab Lab founder Katie Rast, the answer to this question goes far beyond traditional quantifiable data. San Diego is inarguably securing its status as a hub for startups, technology and innovation – the goal now is to continue its expansion in the right direction. It’s all happening right here in the I.D.E.A. District and its surrounding neighborhood. So just what is it that makes this area so appealing to the creative class? Rast explains that the culture of a city is similar to that of any organizational structure: “It really helps to decide what types of companies are going to exist and thrive there. Right now, this idea of East Village’s renaissance is very attractive to a lot of startups, because startups are usually people at the forefront of a movement, and so they see the potential even before the ground is broken.” Startup culture is a key component to maintaining the forward momentum in downtown San Diego, and the opportunity to build from the ground up is a unique one. As the physical space becomes increasingly desirable, it draws an influx of the highly coveted creative class – an invaluable resource even on the most basic levels of urban growth. Economists have identified correlations between cities that attract young talent and a region’s overall economic prosperity; Fab Lab and similar organizations are exactly the type of magnets that attract said talent. The combined efforts between I.D.E.A. District and these organizations as we strive together to foster a community built around the creative class is now on track to follow a serious recipe for success.

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Traveling 'Fab Lab' Maker RV delivers tech tools - eSchool News (registration)

Traveling 'Fab Lab' Maker RV delivers tech tools - eSchool News (registration) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A traveling "Fab Lab" delivers a 3D printer and other tech tools to school districts in Oregon.
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Eric Schmidt's email tips will help you overcome your post-holiday inbox monster - VentureBeat

Eric Schmidt's email tips will help you overcome your post-holiday inbox monster - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Be swift.
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Was Uber's New Year's Eve pricing unethical? - CNBC

Was Uber's New Year's Eve pricing unethical? - CNBC | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber's "surge pricing" at peak times has sparked a firestorm of "Uber rage" on Twitter. Is there any ethical wrongdoing here?
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Fab Lab at MSI a hit with Chicago tweens - Chicago Parent

Fab Lab at MSI a hit with Chicago tweens - Chicago Parent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Know a tween who's into creating and designing? Stop by the Museum of Science and Industry's new state-of-the-art workshop.
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17-Year-Old Wants to be the Next Social Media Mogul - Small Business Trends

17-Year-Old Wants to be the Next Social Media Mogul - Small Business Trends | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Max Beaumont was just 10 years old when he built his first website. At age 12, he built an award winning game called Project Boom. And now, he’s aiming to be the next social media mogul.

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World’s best Open Source Hardware Projects

World’s best Open Source Hardware Projects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
All of us are passionate defenders of open electronics and supporters of the movement for open source hardware, and so today we decided to submit a list, a tribute, to those which, in our point of view, are the most important and most promising initiatives out there.
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The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Reshaping Companies And Careers

The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Reshaping Companies And Careers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the right time.

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