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Lender-to-thy-Neighbor: P2P Lending in Perspective - Above the Law

Lender-to-thy-Neighbor: P2P Lending in Perspective - Above the Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Closely related to the crowdfunding phenomenon has been the evolution of the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending model.1 As the early standard-bearers of P2P prepare to enter the public markets, the model itself is poised for greater industry and regulatory...
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Darrick Laury's curator insight, December 6, 2014 9:57 AM

These types of financing works well in Baltimore because of the large array of property types and prices. Theres property in Bmore thats $30,000 with a tenant already.

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Is Bitcoin to Banks and the American Public ‘as the Boston strangler is to the Woman Home Alone’? (Op-Ed)

Is Bitcoin to Banks and the American Public ‘as the Boston strangler is to the Woman Home Alone’? (Op-Ed) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Throughout history, disruptive technologies have always faced widespread criticism and fearmongering. One such example happened with the nascent VCR technology back in 1982.
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New York City Council Explores the Woes of Hailing a Taxi - New York Times

New York City Council Explores the Woes of Hailing a Taxi - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Council members discussed a range of complaints prompted by smartphone-based car-hire services such as Uber and Lyft as well as yellow cabs.
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Wikipedia Is More Biased Than Britannica, but Don't Blame the Crowd - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Wikipedia Is More Biased Than Britannica, but Don't Blame the Crowd - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The more edits Wikipedians make, the less biased the entry.
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Wearables Make Hardware The New Software - InformationWeek

Wearables Make Hardware The New Software - InformationWeek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wearable devices represent an explosive market opportunity -- and one that is still anyone's game.
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Interview: ‘How the Sharing Economy is taking off in the Netherlands’ [VIDEO]

Interview: ‘How the Sharing Economy is taking off in the Netherlands’ [VIDEO] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

shareNL is the Dutch knowledge & network platform for the sharing economy. They are an independent organisation whose mission is to develop the sharing economy in the Netherlands (and abroad).  ShareNL connects sharing economy entrepreneurs, consult companies, organizations and governments. They work on more knowledge and research, inspire and activate consumers, and inform media and politics.

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Peers Now Offers Products For Independent Workers In The Sharing Economy

Peers Now Offers Products For Independent Workers In The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peers, a platform that caters to workers in the sharing economy, is launching its first two products. One is a $1 million insurance coverage option for..
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The Sharing Economy: Monetize Your Life - Businessweek

The Sharing Economy: Monetize Your Life - Businessweek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Unlike Uber and Airbnb, some sharing-economy ideas seem like more of a stretch
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Peers unveils products for workers in the sharing economy - San Jose Mercury News

Peers unveils products for workers in the sharing economy - San Jose Mercury News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What's often known as the 'sharing economy' -- represented by legions of Airbnb hosts, drivers for Lyft and Uber and countless other micro-entrepreneurs -- has increasingly gone mainstream, creating thousands of jobs and new business models in the...
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Why Top-Down Efficiency Programs Are So Expensive and What We Can Do ... - Greentech Media

Why Top-Down Efficiency Programs Are So Expensive and What We Can Do ... - Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Matt Golden explains, Mass. is No. 1 in efficiency. But it also has the most expensive program in the country. What’s wrong?
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Why Conservatives Should Get to Know Bitcoin - Town Hall

Why Conservatives Should Get to Know Bitcoin - Town Hall | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is Bitcoin, how does it work, and can it revolutionize government?
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Sure, Artificial Intelligence May End Our World, But That Is Not the Main Problem - Wired

Sure, Artificial Intelligence May End Our World, But That Is Not the Main Problem - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The robots will rise, we’re told. The machine will assume control. For decades we have heard these warnings and fears about artificial intelligence taking over and ending humankind.
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How a Bitcoin Rival Could Create a Global Supermoney

How a Bitcoin Rival Could Create a Global Supermoney | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A payment and currency exchange system called the Ripple protocol makes dollars, yen, euros, Bitcoins, gold and even frequent flyer miles virtually interchangeable.
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fred park's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:48 AM

This could happen.

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Juniper combines own OS with open compute hardware - Montash

Juniper combines own OS with open compute hardware - Montash | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Networking vendor Juniper Networks has announced a switch that runs proprietary Junos software on top of hardware developed by the Open Compute Project (OCP).
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The Sharing Economy: Monetize Your Life

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Unlike Uber and Airbnb, some sharing-economy ideas seem like more of a stretch
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The Sharing Economy: Ken Parks of Spotify & Juliet de Baubigny of Kleiner Perkins - YouTube

Learn how the rise of the sharing economy has powered businesses such as Uber, Air BnB and Spotify. 

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Driverless cars could be on Bristol streets next year: Autumn Statement 2014 - Bristol Post

Driverless cars could be on Bristol streets next year: Autumn Statement 2014 - Bristol Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Driverless cars could soon be travelling around the streets of Bristol after the city won £5 million to develop and test the technology. The funding for a consortium called Venturer, which ...
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We can change everything: Mobilizing for climate justice - rabble.ca

We can change everything: Mobilizing for climate justice - rabble.ca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Climate change can be a "People's Shock," a blow from below. In this excerpt from her new book, Naomi Klein exposes climate change as the unfinished business of liberation. What we can do about it?
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Column: In 'sharing economy,' not everyone wants to share - WTOP

Column: In 'sharing economy,' not everyone wants to share - WTOP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the fastest growing segments of business is the "sharing economy," with companies including Uber, Lyft and AirBnB. But what happens when not everyone wants to share?
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The beginning of the end for email - Fortune

The beginning of the end for email - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Email isn’t going to die in 2015, or anytime in the foreseeable future, but this could be the year that alternatives finally start to gain traction.
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Collaborative Economy Companies Need To Start Sharing More Value With The People Who Make Them Valuable

Collaborative Economy Companies Need To Start Sharing More Value With The People Who Make Them Valuable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's time for the drivers, hosts, and community members to get a piece of the companies that couldn't exist without them.
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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World - NPR (blog)

A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World - NPR (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.
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Help this open access journal plan their upcoming Open Source Strategy issue - opensource.com

Help this open access journal plan their upcoming Open Source Strategy issue - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The TIM Review is an open access journal with an upcoming Open Source Strategy issue they want you to contribute to.
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White House Names 16 'Climate Action Champions' From Across the Nation2:31 ... - GovExec.com

White House Names 16 'Climate Action Champions' From Across the Nation2:31 ... - GovExec.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The selected city, county, tribal and other local governments will received targeted federal assistance to ‘further raise their ambitions.\'
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