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We Talked To Uber Drivers — Here's How Much They Really Make

We Talked To Uber Drivers — Here's How Much They Really Make | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber has said its UberX drivers can make a median income of $90,000 a year in New York, as long as they drive over 40 hours per week. It says drivers can make up to $60,000 per year in Dallas. 
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I quit: Miseries of an Uber driver

I quit: Miseries of an Uber driver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As a mom who had stopped working to raise my child, I decided to try driving for Uber part-time, for flexibility and some extra cash. I am a native English speaker who grew up in my major metropolitan area (San Francisco Bay Area), and these are two big advantages for a driver.  Having actually lived and worked from San Jose to Marin, I know how to get from point A to point B without maps or a GPS,  and I do not have to use Uber’s incredibly bad and misleading GPS, which comes with its driver app.  I also have a brand-new Prius and don’t mind keeping it clean.
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Informal, formal and collaborative: designing in underserved communities | DESIS Network

Informal, formal and collaborative: designing in underserved communities | DESIS Network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Informal, formal and collaborative (IFC) is a new DESIS thematic cluster that is being created, in order to identify potential ideas for a new generation of services that could be designed from the underserved communities’ perspective. Underserved communities are complex social ecosystems, characterized by their lack of basic services and the density of their social networks. These communities are usually – but not exclusively – placed on Informal settlements, which are urban areas that function outside or at the limits of the regulations that govern society in cities and their surrounding territories. Brazilian favelas, South African townships, North African shantytowns, Indian slums or the problematic neighborhoods of cities in the world’s North: altogether a billion people are estimated to live in such places today (and it is predicted that this figure will double in the next 15 years).
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Unlocking the sharing economy - a review by the UK government | Adi Gaskell on Social Business

Over the last decade, the sharing economy has mushroomed from an industry worth peanuts to one valued at many billions of dollars. It’s perhaps not
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Internet monopolies - The Economist

Internet monopolies - The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Five key ideas on scaling up emerging circular economy principles

Five key ideas on scaling up emerging circular economy principles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Philips recently held a panel discussion to examine how new product-service models built around circular economy principles of ‘pay per use’ and renting or sharing could be scaled up.
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Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing - Forbes

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.
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Only 1 in 10 MPs Understand That Banks Create Money

Only 1 in 10 MPs Understand That Banks Create Money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MPs lack basic knowledge about the fundamentals of money, leaving themill-equipped to understand the impending dangers of another house price boom or a second credit bubble, according to an exclusive Dods Monitoring poll commissioned by Positive Money, the campaign body calling for fundamental reform of our money and banking system.
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The Value of Open Innovation for B2B Companies - Innovation Excellence (blog)

The Value of Open Innovation for B2B Companies - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We hear a lot these days about applying open innovation concepts to improve innovation and product development processes. The value is clear for B2C companies, but B2B firms have different challenges and needs that have caused many to hold off.
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How The Sharing Economy Has Turbo Charged The Growth Of Entrepreneurship | 28/11/2014 | News | Crowd2Fund

How The Sharing Economy Has Turbo Charged The Growth Of Entrepreneurship | 28/11/2014 | News | Crowd2Fund | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At Crowd2Fund, we believe that this shift is symptomatic of a wider cultural trend whereby individuals are realizing that large corporations are riddled with inefficiencies. This transition has been facilitated by technological changes which have resulted in the mass adoption of social software which empower individuals by allowing them to trade with one another, with the added benefit of minimal transactions costs. In addition, we believe that crowdfunding platforms are boosting the sharing economy by helping micropreneurs raise capital to start new businesses, and allowing citizens to democratically access investment opportunities which were once only accessible to the establishment.

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fablab - University of Strathclyde

fablab - University of Strathclyde | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The University of Strathclyde has now created its very own fab lab. A digital manufacturing laboratory which is open to the university community.

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The Business Tycoons of Airbnb

The Business Tycoons of Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is supposed to offer a new kind of capitalism for regular folks. But a class of well-heeled professionals are outperforming the amateurs.
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Is Google Doing Anything New? - Forbes

Is Google Doing Anything New? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In ancient mythology, the Medusa was a face, ringed with serpents, whose very stare turned people to stone. The only hero in the ancient world to survive the Medusa’s stare was the young hero, Perseus, who flew through the air on winged sandals. Perseus succeeded in cutting off the Medusa’s head by refusing to look at the Medusa’s face. Instead he looked at her image reflected in his bronze shield and so was able to cut off her head. Once having done so, Perseus didn’t throw the severed head away. Instead, he carried it with him on his travels, concealed in a bag. When his enemies were about to overcome him, he had only to display it, holding it by its serpentine locks and it became an invincible weapon that turned his enemies to stone.

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Uber's claim of $90K average pay for drivers is overestimated

Uber's claim of $90K average pay for drivers is overestimated | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber has boasted that some of its drivers bring home more than $90,000 per year — but, in fact, their take-home pay is closer to the average that yellow cabbies make, new data reveal.

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Uber Says Its Drivers Make Great Money. But the Math Just Doesn’t Add Up.

Uber Says Its Drivers Make Great Money. But the Math Just Doesn’t Add Up. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In just four years, Uber has constructed an intimidating profile. It operates in 45 countries around the world and well over 100 cities. It services millions of customers and employs hundreds of thousands of drivers. In June, Uber snagged $1.2 billion in financing that valued it at $17 billion—the biggest tech startup funding round ever.
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Can Women Lead The Social Enterprise Revolution?

Can Women Lead The Social Enterprise Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Women have long occupied roles in support of social causes. But do they have the business prowess to lead lasting change in the social enterprise field?
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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, November 30, 2014 12:18 PM

The new field of social entrepreneurship is ideally suited to women, who have always had to meet complex demands that pit community against individualism...

Level343's curator insight, December 3, 2014 11:22 AM

The question is, why are we finding so many women in this field – and are they really capable of leading the charge? 

 

 

An alignment between women in leadership and women as consumers has been underway for some time. We’re no longer a niche market, and that change is reflected in evolving occupational roles as well — think Sheryl Sandberg. Meanwhile, our evolution as players in social entrepreneurship can be traced to the not-so-distant past. Women always worked in social occupations (teachers, nurses, mothers), but the more ambitious women of the Mad Men-era emerged as leaders in community societies and volunteer organizations.

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With Fair and Open IT towards sustainable manufacturing and supply chains | P2P Foundation

With Fair and Open IT towards sustainable manufacturing and supply chains | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“New technologies offer tremendous emancipatory opportunities if they are designed to be open and free (free software / open source hardware). However, they also entail new problems. Proprietary software prevents quick detection of programming errors and allows the surveillance of users. Devices are short-lived, the raw materials for their production are limited, and the working conditions in their production and recycling are often catastrophic. If new technologies are to meet our high expectations, the following questions must first be answered: Can these devices be fairly produced, traded and recycled? Is it possible to produce and use them autonomously? How can programming errors that represent security risks be avoided? And how can all these aspects be taken into account in the design process?

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Explore the data | CBPP directory (beta)

Explore the data | CBPP directory (beta) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NordicDEi democratises data with a crowd powered collaborative-data engine where you don’t have to find a database, or worry about security, authentication, or privacy. We're building a launch-pad for 1,000’s of startups and new ventures, enabling empowered people and enlightened organisations to deliver measurable social impact and sustainable citizen prosperity. To do this during times of unprecedented social, economic, environmental, demographic, and political uncertainty will require us to take a bold approach and step outside of the way we normally do things.
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Who wouldn't like a sharing economy? - Times of Oman

Who wouldn't like a sharing economy? - Times of Oman | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The "sharing economy" has been around in various incarnations for a while – perhaps even, in its broadest sense, since our ancestors dwelt in caves.

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La’Zooz: The Decentralized Proof-of-Movement ‘Uber’ Unveiled

La’Zooz: The Decentralized Proof-of-Movement ‘Uber’ Unveiled | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Taxi unions (with their ever-attendant government backing) have unleashed oppression on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft around the world. Now it seems that they’ve brought upon themselves the same fate that Hollywood eventually met when it used the state to crush Napster: a decentralized version of their original target.
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The Change Map

The Change Map | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We have developed a preliminary map of key change projects – based on our initial analysis of the strategies we believe will be required to deliver the necessary range of systemic shifts. Each change project is aligned with a cluster of initiatives that are already happening, in various parts of the world.
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Collective intelligence, big data and IEML

Collective intelligence, big data and IEML | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pierre Lévy (P.L.) is a renowned theorist and media scholar. His ideas on collective intelligence have been essential for the comprehension of some phenomena of contemporary communication, and his research on Information Economy Meta Language (IEML) is today one of the biggest promises of data processing and of knowledge management. In this interview conducted by the team of the Comunicación” (C.M.) magazine, he explained to us some of the basic points of his theory, and gave us an interesting reading on current topics related to communication and digital media. Nelesi Rodríguez, April 2014.


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Cybercomunicador's curator insight, December 2, 2014 7:17 AM

Interesante entrevista (en inglés eso sí) que aporta información sobre la inteligencia colectiva del ser humano y como ha evolucionado con la aparición de las nuevas tecnologías.

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Cooperative transport systems – the next step in transport transformation - part 2 - The Networked Society Blog

Cooperative transport systems – the next step in transport transformation - part 2 - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my previous post I wrote about how connectivity is driving transformation in the transport business and how it’s now being built-in everything from cars and trucks to roads and parking spaces. The next phase in this transformation will be about cooperation between all these new connected transport assets.

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Capturing the Networked Society - Case 8 DreamHack Open Bucharest - YouTube

Today, the world of competitive gaming has reached a new dimension. Internet connectivity has allowed the phenomenon of online gaming to grow. Now, it is enabling spectators to follow gaming competitions in real time; in 2012 a single Dreamhack event had over 12 million streaming views.

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3-D Printers Add Dimension To The College Experience - KPBS

3-D Printers Add Dimension To The College Experience - KPBS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SDSU's Love Library will soon have an open, free 3-D printing studio. The goal: to get students hooked on the technology and materialize their ideas.
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