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Has the Post-Capitalist Economy Finally Arrived? - Working Knowledge

Has the Post-Capitalist Economy Finally Arrived? - Working Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new force is driving economies--companies such as Airbnb that have few marginal costs and even fewer employees, rendering traditional forms of capitalism unrecognizable. Is this the start of the post-capitalist economy? asks Jim Heskett. What do YOU think?


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Apple And Google And The Fight For The Mobile Ecosystem: A Conversation ... - Forbes

Apple And Google And The Fight For The Mobile Ecosystem: A Conversation ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2003, Neonode, a Santa Clara-based company that makes touch sensing technology, patented a process called “Gliding the object along the touch sensitive area from left to right.” The process looked and worked very similar to the “Slide to Unlock” feature on Apple’s iPhone.

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Legally Speaking Focused On Copyright Law

Today we will be discussing copyright law issues facing bloggers, website owners and developers and anyone using social media.
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Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy - Infoshop News

On a bitingly cold and rainy November evening last year, I was in a pickle: I’d taken a city bus to CoCo, the coworking space where I office in downtown Minneapolis, and was seemingly stuck without an efficient option for getting to Birchwood Café, where I would meet friends for dinner, three miles away. That is until I remembered my new membership with car2go, a car-share service that had recently won a contract with the city of Minneapolis. I quickly located a vehicle using car2go’s mobile app and, my despair vanishing, dashed out of the building in search of the blue and white smart car parked only a few blocks away.

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From Facebook movements to city square movements | openDemocracy

From Facebook movements to city square movements | 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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Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier

Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation recently published a short essay noting that the economic fruits of peer production in today’s world tend to be captured by capitalists – whereas what we really need is a system to enable capital accumulation for and by commoners themselves.  To that end, Bauwens embraces the idea of a Peer Production License, as designed and proposed by Dmitri Kleiner.  


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Novena Open Hardware Laptop Now Available To Purchase - Geeky gadgets

Novena Open Hardware Laptop Now Available To Purchase - Geeky gadgets | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you have fancied building your very own laptop rather than purchasing one from the variety of manufacturers currently touting their wares. You might be interested in a new crowd fundingcampaign which has started for the Novena open hardware laptop.

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Why America may be the future bastion of virtual currencies - The Hill (blog)

Why America may be the future bastion of virtual currencies - The Hill (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin still remains a viable currency. With so many faithful proponents worldwide, Bitcoin has maintained significant value and the options to trade this unsanctioned currency remain robust. While Bitcoin has fallen from its lofty heights of more than a thousand dollars, it did dramatically rise in value from its humble beginnings - a few pennies - to more than six hundred dollars, where it trades today. There are now Bitcoin ATMs, numerous exchanges and retailers to convert Bitcoin, and many bars and restaurants that will gladly accept virtual currency around the world.


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Mens Sheds Men's Sheds AMSA Australian Men's Shed Asscociation

Mens Sheds Men's Sheds AMSA Australian Men's Shed Asscociation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Men's Sheds is a charitable not-for-profit association and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. AMSA as the peak body representing Mens Sheds in Australia provides free practical support and assistance
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How Can Crypto-Money Become a Money of the Commons - P2P Foundation

How Can Crypto-Money Become a Money of the Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The question becomes: how can crypto-money, once freed by institutional constraints, be able to lead the attack to the heart of oligarchy of financial big intermediaries? In other words, can crypto-money become, as instrument, the money of the common?

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A Vision of Post-Clicktivist Activism | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

A Vision of Post-Clicktivist Activism | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Clicktivism is a Trojan horse, a tactical malware, deployed by a dying American empire. What better way to cripple the revolutionary potential of a whole generation than to embed the logic of the marketplace within the very tools that would-be revolutionaries use? Forget infiltrator "Anna" and the plague of agent provocateurs. The cop we need to worry about is residing in the computer code.

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Introducing the Mapping All Alternatives project

“We observe a rapid expansion of social movements and initiatives around degrowth, solidarity economy, cooperatives, p2p initiatives, collaborative consumption, commons and others. New initiatives are appearing all overthe world. Making them visible on a common map (Open Street Map based) will provide useful tools for practicioners, activists and academics, for personal or collective use.

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8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to Buddhist teachings, one must accept the things they cannot change in order to reduce suffering. Now, scientists have found that this belief rings true,especially for older adults who are working through difficult life changes.

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This open source laptop helps developers gain the freedom of doing hardware experiments

This open source laptop helps developers gain the freedom of doing hardware experiments (http://t.co/ytz9tSPOtf This open source laptop helps developers gain the freedom of doing hardware experiments)...
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Infographic: co-creation and the collaborative economy – sharing is the new buying

Infographic: co-creation and the collaborative economy – sharing is the new buying | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new report looking into co-creation and a ‘collaborative economy’ has outlined that sharing online through sites like Airbnb, Uber and Kickstarter is growing, mainstream, pragmatic and satisfying, and as a result, has become a competitive threat to large corporations.

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Airbnb sees influx of business travelers

Airbnb sees influx of business travelers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For a trip to Dublin, Ireland, in January and for her current posting in Melbourne, she opted for Airbnb spaces instead of hotels to do double duty as accommodations and office space.
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Digitally Mediated Interaction: Commons-Based Peer Production - David Laietta

Digitally Mediated Interaction: Commons-Based Peer Production - David Laietta | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Yochai Benkler has described collaborative projects and open-source economics as a form of “commons-based peer production”. Peer production, in his terms, is an opportunity to practice virtuous behavior.
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Open Source Business Models - An Updated View

While I wanted to come up with as short a list as possible, I ended up with a list of approximately 15-20 of the most successful business models or strategies for organizations providing open source solutions. The optimum model for particular organizations to pursue depends on their mission, goals, licensing, context, and numerous other factors or variables, e.g. geography, competition, market.

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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) - Innovation Excellence (blog)

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.



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Google to Launch Digital Currency Exchange to Rival Bitcoin

In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on the digital currency revolution.

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▶ Dynamics of Economic and Cultural Development: Cesar A. Hidalgo - YouTube

http://www.merit.unu.edu/economic-and-cultural-development-31-march/
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Let’s Hear it (also) for the Rootless Cosmopolitans?

Let’s Hear it (also) for the Rootless Cosmopolitans? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not only from Stalin, who was responsible for popularising the concept bezrodniy kosmopolit (literally: a countryless cosmopolitan, in Stalin’s mind a stateless one also). One could, perhaps, expect a bad press from all worshippers of Blood and Soil.ii After all, the attachment or appeal to these has been a powerful way of bringing or holding people(s) together, and controlling them, during an epoch in which ‘all things solid turn into air’ (Marx and Engels 1848).

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Collaborative Economy Week May 4 - 11, 2014

Collaborative Economy Week May 4 - 11, 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Collaborative Economy Week is an event created by Minka: Bank of Networks to spread new models of economies based in collaboration, articulate actors and leaders of the economy in a global collaborative network and learn by sharing skills and tools. The main goal is to connect collaborative economy actors and experiences in a global network that links people, projects and organizations working in different contexts.

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Global, networked, and united GNU-wikistrikes: GNUnion call for a ride with the Worldwide #Waveofaction

Global, networked, and united GNU-wikistrikes: GNUnion call for a ride with the Worldwide #Waveofaction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since 2010-2011 we have been rising from our ashes in Athens, Paris, Wisconsin, Tunis, Cairo, Madrid, New York, Tel-Aviv, Rio, Istanbul and everywhere… We have been making millions of connections, stregthening ties around the planet, we have learned a lotthrough our networks and linked them on the ground!

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