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The renting and sharing economy can save the city - The Times of India

The renting and sharing economy can save the city - The Times of India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If ever there was a country that needed a serious imaginative rethink of its cities it is India. Since its modern conception after Independence, the Indian city has been a failure of urban politics, economic planning, and constructive thinking on design and demographics. 

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Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy

Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article is a selection from On the Commons' new e-book, Sharing Revolution: The essential economics of the commons, which highlights how the commons amplifies the burgeoning economic revolution now widely known as the sharing economy. Click here to download your free copy.
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Open Coffee Athens hosts Sharing Economy Greece – What is the ...

Open Coffee Athens hosts Sharing Economy Greece – What is the ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The next Open Coffee Athens is a special one: April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab is giving a keynote on the global and local Sharing Economy – also starring leading Sharing Economy startups like Airbnb, Cookisto, Dopios, Easybike, Incrediblue and Locish on March 28, 2014 at 7 pm.

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Get started in open hardware with 5 beginner projects | opensource.com

Get started in open hardware with 5 beginner projects | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Your friends are going on about Arduino, you know that Raspberry Pi isn't actually a baked good filled with fruit, and you've been following along with Open Hardware Week. But where do you start? How do you teach yourself the basics?

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society': Welcome to the Brave New ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society': Welcome to the Brave New ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Marginal cost is the term used in the science of economicsand business to refer to the increase in total production costs resulting from producing one additional unit of the item. Zero marginal cost describes a situation where an additional unit can be produced without any increase in the total cost of production. Producing another unit of a good can have zero marginal costs when that good is non-rivalrous, meaning that it is possible for one person to consume the good without diminishing the ability of others to simultaneously consume it as well. --Wise Geek.com

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How GE and Local Motors Will Innovate Manufacturing [Video]

How GE and Local Motors Will Innovate Manufacturing [Video] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last night, Tech Cocktail held a DC Sessions event at the GE Garage in downtown Washington, where we got to sit down for a fireside chat with Local Motors‘ Chief Strategy Officer, Justin Fishkin, and GE’s Executive Director for Global Innovation & New Models, Stephen J. Liguori. The two companies have teamed up in 2014 for an initiative that aims to instill innovation in the global community. Through a platform called Firstbuild, which is slated to launch this summer, the partnership is leading the charge in reinventing the manufacturing industry. We got the opportunity to learn a little more about the ways through which each company is spurring innovation in the maker community, and the potential for 3D printing to set off major changes in manufacturing.

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Networked Society essentials

Networked Society essentials | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership, helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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Hullcoin: The World's First Local Government Cryptocurrency?

Hullcoin: The World's First Local Government Cryptocurrency? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David Gilson reports on the very first UK local government operated cryptocurrency, HullCoin.
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Essay of the Day: The Lost Tradition of Biblical Debt Cancellations

“THE once-glowing core body of law within the Judeo-Christian Bible has become all but ignored – indeed, rejected – by the colder temper of our times. This core provided for periodic restoration of economic order by rituals of social renewal based on freedom from debt-servitude and from the loss of one’s access to self-support on the land. So central to Israelite moral values was this tradition that it framed the composition of both the Old and New Testaments.

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Panel: How to Enable Large-Scale Collaboration - Linux.com (blog)

Panel: How to Enable Large-Scale Collaboration - Linux.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Companies are increasingly turning to collaborative software development to build their products and services and speed innovation, keynote presenters at Collaboration Summit told us this morning. But how does this process actually happen? Open source directors from Intel, Citrix and the OpenDaylight Foundation shared some of their secrets of collaborative development in an afternoon panel discussion, moderated by Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. Below is an edited version of the conversation, which covers the rise of open source foundations, how to attract top engineering talent, how to manage open source developers, and more.


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Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab

Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
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Don't Sell the Political Power of Social Media Short | Social Media Today

Don't Sell the Political Power of Social Media Short | Social Media Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Good online organizers know that their online campaigns have to be part of a comprehensive movement to succeed in making lasting change.
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The role of governance in intelligent communities

The role of governance in intelligent communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Greater Montreal was named one of the world’s top 21 intelligent communities in 2013, but it did not make it to the Top 7 list announced by the Intelligent Community Forum in early 2014.  In this fourth and final post of a series, we explore what it takes to become an intelligent community. 


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Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum

Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a defining moment for the sharing economy, Airbnb is in funding talks that would value the room- and home-renting company at $10 billion, more than some long-established hotel companies and among the highest valuations for a startup in the country.

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Airbnb is just the beginning of a global economic transformation: Rifkin

Airbnb is just the beginning of a global economic transformation: Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb -- the online marketplace where people can book or list a room, house, or even castle -- is reportedly in advanced talks to raise capital that would value the company at about $10 billion. This made headlines and raised eyebrows, as it's more than some major hotel chains. The deal would make Airbnb one of the world's most valuable startups. It would also make the cofounders the first billionaires of the so-called "sharing economy," according to Forbes. We talk to Jeremy Rifkin, author of the “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” about what it signifies more broadly.
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Ericsson partners with Bhutan Telecom for e-learning project - Economic Times

Ericsson partners with Bhutan Telecom for e-learning project - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THIMPHU (BHUTAN): Swedish technology and communication solutions provider Ericsson today launched an Internet-based school learning programme here in collaboration with the Bhutan government to provide world-class education in the country.

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The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - Boston Globe

The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“We can’t bring Aaron back, he can no longer be the tireless worker for good,” he said at a memorial service for his son held at MIT last spring. “What we can do is change things for the better. We can work to change MIT so that it . . . once again becomes a place where risk and coloring outside the lines is encouraged, a space where the cruelties of the world are pushed back and our most creative flourish rather than being crushed.”

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Documents: How the Aaron Swartz case unfolded - Boston Globe

Documents: How the Aaron Swartz case unfolded - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Aaron Swartz, a brilliant young programmer and political activist, lurked on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus for more than three months in late 2010 and the early days of 2011, allegedly downloading 4.8 million articles from an academic journal archive called JSTOR as the university and the archive tried to stop him. After MIT sought help from the police, Swartz was arrested and charged with federal computer crimes that could have put him in jail for years. He committed suicide in January 2013.

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Social Innovation News | Education: Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society?

Social Innovation News | Education: Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society.
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Seth Godin e Jose Ferreira in un video sul futuro dell'apprendimento nelle networked society

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Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything

Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Estimates vary, but by 2020 there could be over 30 billion devices connected to the Internet. Once dumb, they will have smartened up thanks to sensors and other technologies embedded in them and, thanks to your machines, your life will quite literally have gone online.

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The Naive Optimist — No Managers: Why We Removed Bosses at Treehouse

The Naive Optimist — No Managers: Why We Removed Bosses at Treehouse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my experience, people want to be amazing at their job. I can’t count the number of times that people had really great ideas but were powerless to implement them. I watched as they went from zealous excitement to indifferent cynicism.


- See more at: http://ryancarson.com/post/61562761297/no-managers-why-we-removed-bosses-at-treehouse#sthash.kuRPSLnU.6oGVifj3.dpuf

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How can evolvable p2p habitats be created bottom-up without star architects?

“The big question is, most certainly, how can such evolvable habitats be created bottom-up without star architects? I think the answer to that question can be suggested by changing its context. For instance, how can a custom personal computer be built without the benefit of a bunch of computer engineers? Well, we know the answer to that because people commonly build custom PCs ever day; PC components are designed to a set of common interface standards such that, no matter who manufactures them or where, affords them interoperability and skill-less assembly. You don’t need to be an engineer to build a PC. A child can be taught to do it in an hour or so. The engineering has been compartmentalized and encoded in the topology of the components. They can go together in a great many ways offering an endless variety of options, combinations, and physical configurations, but are more-or-less precluded by their discrete design from going together in functionally ‘wrong’ ways. We see this works every day. The most amazing thing about the contemporary personal computer is not that we now have so much computing power so cheap in such small packages. It’s that a child can take a bunch of parts, each made by a completely different company in a completely different place in the world, put them together in minutes into what is arguably the most complex and sophisticated machine humans have ever devised, and 9 times out of 10 this thing will boot up and run the first time you turn it on. That is the single-most amazing feat in the entire history of human industry, the hallmark of a second industrial revolution, and we completely take it for granted.

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Infographic: Social Media Ten Years Later | Mobile Marketing Watch

Infographic: Social Media Ten Years Later | Mobile Marketing Watch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, the concept of “social media” was so new, most couldn’t define it, let alone testify to having experienced or used it to any meaningful degree. But in the last decade, that has changed markedly.

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A Sharing Economy Cliffhanger: What Will Governments Do? (SSIR)

A Sharing Economy Cliffhanger: What Will Governments Do? (SSIR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?
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How the sharing economy is changing home affordability | Inman News

How the sharing economy is changing home affordability | Inman News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As implied by the name, the sharing economy works when some people who own things are happy for others to make use of them –  for a fee.


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