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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Intel links up Internet of Things agenda with new platform - ZDNet

Intel links up Internet of Things agenda with new platform - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Internet of Things group, stated that the business itself is expected to deliver $2 billion in revenue this year.
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Google Opens Its Cloud to Crack the Genetic Code of Autism | WIRED

Google Opens Its Cloud to Crack the Genetic Code of Autism | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google has spent the past decade-and-a-half perfecting the science of recognizing patterns in the chaos of information on the web.
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Is It Time to Regulate the 'Sharing Economy'? - Law.com

Is It Time to Regulate the 'Sharing Economy'? - Law.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David Hantman the chief lobbyist for home-rental business Airbnb Inc. on Monday cautioned government regulators against imposing new rules on members of the so-called sharing economy without conclusive data that justifies the regulations.
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The Sharing Economy and Taxes - Roll Call (blog)

The Sharing Economy and Taxes - Roll Call (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy, in which people rent each other goods and services (think Uber, Airbnb and Lyft), could complicate the collection of taxes in the future, says Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Local Motors plans Hardin Valley factory - Knoxville News Sentinel

Local Motors plans Hardin Valley factory - Knoxville News Sentinel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A development plan for a research, development and manufacturing facility in West Knox County is headed to the Metropolitan Planning Commission on Thursday.
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Airbnb: global recession was catalyst for sharing economy - Wired.co.uk

Airbnb: global recession was catalyst for sharing economy - Wired.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The global recession played a major role in the growth of the sharing economy as people looked to earn extra cash from new services.
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Faircoop presentation in Paris, December 11th | P2P Foundation

Faircoop presentation in Paris, December 11th | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The aim of FairCoop is to help make the transition to a new world by reducing as much as possible economic and social inequalities among humans, while contributing to a new global wealth, accessible to all humankind in the form of commons.

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Paul Chiusano: The failed economics of our software commons, and what you can about it right now

Progress in the software industry has been crushed under the weight of technical debt accumulated over the last 40 years. The tools, languages, libraries, and platforms we all rely on suffer from massive incidental complexities responsible for billions of dollars in wasted productivity. Anyone who spends any amount of time as a developer and loses days, weeks, or months implementing some library that “should” exist or working around some shitty software tech to implement a task that “should be simple” knows, deep down, that this can’t be the best humans are capable of. It’s not that we don’t know any better. Given more time and resources that could be devoted to tasks other than shipping the next release, most programmers at least have ideas for how to do things better. But we never seem to get these resources because of the failed economics of our software commons. I’ll explain the problem and tell you can what you can do right now to start changing the game. (Spoiler: check out snowdrift.coop, and after you’re convinced what a great idea it is go fund their launch.)
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Bans Don’t Scare Uber. But This Proposed Law Might.

Bans Don’t Scare Uber. But This Proposed Law Might. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber is accustomed to barging into cities and continuing to operate regardless of what local regulators do and say. But in San Antonio the company is currently trying a different strategy: threaten to leave if it doesn't get its way.

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To lose one decade may be misfortune...

To lose one decade may be misfortune... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

FOR many Japanese the boom years are still seared on their memories. They recall the embarrassing prices paid for works by Van Gogh and Renoir; the trophy properties in Manhattan; the crazy working hours and the rush to get to the overcrowded ski resorts at the weekend, only to waste hours queuing at the lifts.

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Repair Café » Start a Repair Café

The Repair Café Foundation supports local groups around the world to start their own Repair Café.
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FairCoop: Earth’s cooperative for economic fairnes

FairCoop: Earth’s cooperative for economic fairnes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fair.coop is an open global cooperative, self-organized via the Internet and remaining outside nation-state control.
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How 350.org Is (Still) Changing the Climate Justice Movement - The Nation.

How 350.org Is (Still) Changing the Climate Justice Movement - The Nation. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.
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Chattanooga punts on Uber ride-sharing rules after city attorney presentation - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga punts on Uber ride-sharing rules after city attorney presentation - Chattanooga Times Free Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Story updated at 8:13 p.m. with additional context on Orlando's efforts to regulate ride-sharing services.
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A Feminist Critique of Silicon Valley - MIT Technology Review (blog)

A Feminist Critique of Silicon Valley - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Shanley Kane challenges the assumptions and practices of the tech industry.
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A look back at open source in 2014 - opensource.com

A look back at open source in 2014 - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open source ten years ago and today. A lot has changed, for the better.
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Why Europe Is Afraid of Google - Huffington Post

Why Europe Is Afraid of Google - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you own a 90 percent market share, or in some countries even more than that, you are de facto the entry gate to the digital world.
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Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:10 PM

Google had been a major growing corporation for a very long time now. They create advanced technologies and also help the world communicate and connect with one another. I for example use googles services nearly everyday and it helps me get the information i need with a simple click. Europe is afraid of google because of their impact on the global world, allowing the spread of information at such a fast pace. From politics to weather updates, services like google headline these issues in a matter of seconds from their onset. Although based in the US google still has major power in many territories overseas. Google is like a fire that can't be tamed, it will keep growing because the need for their services are just too dire

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Russell Brand Goes to Middle School | The New Yorker

Russell Brand Goes to Middle School | The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Scholars have long debated the genesis of the Pied Piper, whose story was first broadcast via stained-glass window, circa 1300. Was he a symbol of a plague that carried off the youths of the German town of Hamelin? Were the children drafted into some kind of crusade? Or is the myth a migration metaphor? In any case, the tale seems to have lost its original relevance (though, for New Yorkers, a guy who can make rats disappear doesn’t sound half bad). Enter Russell Brand.

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McKenzie Wark | Digital Labor and the Anthropocene

McKenzie Wark | Digital Labor and the Anthropocene | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hacker theorist McKenzie Wark rehabilitates Tektology and Proletkult for radical digital organizing today
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LiquidFeedback - more than Liquid Democracy

LiquidFeedback - more than Liquid Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

LiquidFeedback is an independent open source project published under MIT license by the Public Software Group of Berlin, Germany. The developers of LiquidFeedback have teamed up in the Association for Interactive Democracy to promote the use of electronic media for democratic processes.

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Britain must provide enough food for the people – and that’s the law

Britain must provide enough food for the people – and that’s the law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Feeding Britain, a new report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty, has been greeted with some fanfare. It details the full extent of the UK’s food poverty crisis and urges the government to confront the reality of the situation.
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P2P Research Clusters

P2P Research Clusters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
States are attempting to consolidate their control over the Internet, turning it into an instrument for minute surveillance, whilst a handful of tech-corporations seek to use it as a means to manipulate human behaviour toward their own objectives and siphon off the wealth from local and national markets. In response, alternative technologies have arisen, aiming to restore the Internet’s initial values of net neutrality, distributed control, freedom of speech, and self-organization. Community networks, offline networks, darknets, peer-to-peer systems, encryption, anonymization overlays, digital currencies, and distributed online social networks appear today as examples of alternative technologies aiming at emancipation, redistribution, and maximal autonomy. However, these tools are as ambiguous as the contradictory values and claims that have been invested in them. We can therefore expect alternative infrastructures to be appropriated for ends deemed illegitimate, such as tax evasion or arms trading, thus renewing the calls for restoring “law and order” on the Internet.
Can we learn from the past and avoid the transformation of the utopian promises of these technologies into a dystopian future as, arguably, is happening to the promises of the early Internet?
In order to address such concerns, this special Journal of Peer Production issue seeks to document and critically assess past and ongoing efforts to alter the commercial development process of mainstream Internet technologies in order to build viable alternatives. What are the futures awaiting these alternatives, which contradictions and ambiguities will they undergo, and which steps can be taken today to avoid failures and disappointments?
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•Technical, social, political, economic and legal hurdles faced by alternative projects.
•The evolution of utopian imaginaries when mediated through socio-technical artifacts and the conflicting interests of multiple stakeholders.
•The strategic trade-off between “voice and exit”: going off-grid, developing offline and online alternative networks, or engaging in the public sphere on mainstream platforms.
•The politics of self-organization: actors, local and global institutions, trust, design, regulation, ambiguities. What is an “alternative” imagined to be, how is it concretely realised?
•Lessons learned from the history of the Internet and other communcation networks.
•Utopias, dystopias, and pragmatic imaginaries of the future Internet and its role in society.
•How market or state actors develop their own visions of alternative Internets to foster business interests (e.g. the proposition for a tiered Internet by dominant telecom operators) or facilitate social control (e.g. Iran’s “halalnet”).
•Hijackings and détournements of existing infrastructures to serve purposes other than those first intended.
•The environmental challenges raised by communications technologies and possible responses for ensuring their sustainability and resilience in the face of the mounting ecological crisis.
Submission abstracts of 300-500 words are due by February 8, 2015 and should be sent to alternets@peerproduction.net. All peer reviewed papers will be reviewed according to Journal of Peer Production guidelines. Full papers and materials (peer reviewed papers around 8,000 words; testimonies, self-portraits and experimental formats up to 4,000 words) are due by June 31st, 2015 for review.
While the issue will be mainly comprised of academic papers, we also welcome 1-page poster-like “visual”, more or less artistic, submissions, without format restrictions, on stories from the past (alternatives to the current Internet that didn’t survive), today’s alternative technologies, real-life experiences and case studies, as well as future imaginaries. These contributions which could range from diagrams and cognitive maps to paintings, photos, installations, even poems, will be included as an appendix to the main volume. The deadline for submission is June 31st, 2015
Editors: Félix Tréguer (EHESS), Panayotis Antoniadis (ETH Zurich), Johan Söderberg (Göteborgs Universitet)
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Podemos: the political upstart taking Spain by force | ROAR Magazine

Podemos: the political upstart taking Spain by force | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some frequent questions about the political singularity that now leads the polls in Spain. Just who are Podemos? And could they be a force for change?
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Ecosystemic Community | Forum New important project: FairStarts, Network of Incubators of venture commons | Fair·Coop

Ecosystemic Community | Forum New important project: FairStarts, Network of Incubators of venture commons | Fair·Coop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our plan is to setup this network of local incubators in different parts of the world, in a sense, that when a new global project is promoted from one local incubator, the others help to extend it at the global level, promoting local nodes of the same global startup. This could be seen as a further step beyond the current examples of the so-called collaborative economy, where a startup, for example blablacar,  profits from the collaborations between their users. We would like to promote the idea that everyone: funders, sellers, consumers, etc, be part of the open coop startup, and get involved at the economic and political level.
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