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The Sharing Economy Lacks A Shared Definition

The Sharing Economy Lacks A Shared Definition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Sharing economy," "peer economy," "collaborative economy," and "collaborative consumption." What does it all mean? Collaboration thinking pioneer Rachel Botsman breaks it down.

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Google Glass is getting a second look from businesses - The Age

Google Glass is getting a second look from businesses - The Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A few months after Google publicly teased its plans to develop Google Glass, Ian Shakil convinced some friends who worked at the company to let him try on an early prototype of the smart glasses. It proved to be an eye-opening experience.

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Uber banned across Germany by court

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A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
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RMIT to Use "World's First" Nanoscale 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com

RMIT to Use "World's First" Nanoscale 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D Printing News: Melbourne University to House "First" Nano 3D Printer for Micro Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping
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BitShares Exclusive Interview - On Decentralized Autonomous Companies

BitShares Exclusive Interview - On Decentralized Autonomous Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“BitShares does for businesses what Bitcoin is doing for money,” goes the Bitshares motto, even though BitShares’ cryptocurrency asset has increased five times in value in only 13 days. Brian Page, BitShares Director of Marketing, tells us how Bitshares has gained such rapid growth in such a short period and what this means for the cryptocurrency landscape.

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Pessimism won't do. We need an energy revolution - The Guardian

Pessimism won't do. We need an energy revolution - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The interesting thing about energy policy, as it comes into focus for the start of manifesto season, is that it gives each party the chance to be dreadful in its own unique way. The Conservatives are going with the line that bills are too high (they are), this is because of Labour’s high taxes (it isn’t), and can be rectified by “slashing green levies”. This is their offer: it makes very little financial difference (an average of £50 a year) and no demands on energy companies except to simplify their bills. It looks like a lot of bluster about the “mess they inherited” paired with some ineffectual flapping.

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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Big Data Users - Forbes

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Big Data Users - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Personal improvement educator Stephen Covey originally wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People back in 1989. Since that time his approach to attaining goals effectively has been reimagined and reinvented for an infinite variety of disciplines and behaviours — so why not big data analytics?

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GM Prepares For The Future With Bike Sharing Program At Its Warren Technical ... - Forbes

GM Prepares For The Future With Bike Sharing Program At Its Warren Technical ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

General Motors has started a bike sharing program at its Technical Center in Warren, Mich. that not only stands to help thousands of employees be more productive and healthier, but is also being viewed internally as a way to start looking beyond the century-old business model of selling one car to one person.

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As the Sharing Economy Matures, Should You Rent or Buy? - Big Think

As the Sharing Economy Matures, Should You Rent or Buy? - Big Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Born out of the Great Recession, when people needed new ways to make and save money, the sharing economy has expanded from DVD rentals to include dresses, handbags, cars, pets, drones, children's toys, etc. More than an economic reality, the sharing economy is a sign of the times, suggesting that the individual consumerism that has powered the American economy may be shifting. Boston College sociology professor Juliet Schor, who studies the sharing economy, said:

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Tech kingpins: Your kit would be tastier with a spot of open source - Register

Tech kingpins: Your kit would be tastier with a spot of open source - Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In today's world, tin is not the differentiator and they need to compete head-on with open source – which might mean they have to take a more open-source type approach. Of course, they will argue that they have been moving this way with some of their products for some time, but said products have tended to be outside of their key infrastructure market.

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Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 2) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 2) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It may be that developing our capacity for empathy is the key to surviving the myriad threats of the 21st century, from war to climate change, as Jeremy Rifkin argued in his 2009 book The Empathetic Civilization[1] and Julian Savulescu and Ingmar Persson argued in their 2012 Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement[2]. Indeed, the growth of civilization over the last tens of thousands of years may have both both depended on, and selected for, the growth of empathy.

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Bitcoin Offers Banking to the Unbanked Billions

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This is the ninth video in our series called “Bitcoin as a Disruptor”.  What are the future implications of Bitcoin around the World ? This episode highlights bitcoin’s ability to provide full banking services for over half the world’s population, the unbanked billions.

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Trickle down does not work

Trickle down does not work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. — Franklin D Roosevelt (1933, Statement on National Industrial Recovery Act)

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Car sharing service prominent example of ′sharing economy′ in Korea 공유경제 속 카셰

If you haven′t heard of the so-called "sharing economy" yet,... chances are that you will soon.
The peer-to-peer marketplace is a fast-growing trend in which people essentially rent assets other rather than owning them. 
The growth has run parallel to the boom in smartphones.

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Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users | TechCrunch

Uber Opens Up UberPool To All San Francisco Users | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called “ballers” get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town even more.

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COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star

COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Meanwhile, others are eagerly embracing collaborative consumption and various digital platforms — such as Etsy and Airbnb — that enable the freelance economy to proliferate.

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▶ Open Source Urban Design | Kirsten Wilkins | TEDxCapeTown - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Kirsten straddles the line between the 'urban real' and the 'urban imagined' and asks how the

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Bitcoin's future depends on public acceptance - USA TODAY

Bitcoin's future depends on public acceptance - USA TODAY | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Bitcoin, the digital currency started in 2009, is facing a problem acquiring a different currency — the kind measured in wide public acceptance.

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The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In our new book We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism we condense four decades of research and activism into an argument about how ordinary people can understand the nature of the world we live in and find ways to push beyond the neoliberal orthodoxy of the last few decades.

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Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch - New York Times

Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


I've always taken pride and interest in staying with the wave, swimming in a sea of devices, apps and new business models.

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In Denver, SAME Cafe may be ultimate example of sharing economy - Los Angeles Times

In Denver, SAME Cafe may be ultimate example of sharing economy - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In researching the sharing economy of Denver forstories on how that peer-to-peer experience is changing travel, I heard about the Birkys and their restaurant, SAME (So All May Eat) Café from Becky Creighton, who runs Culinary Connectors. She told me not to miss it.

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Comment: Sharing economy is here to stay - Travel Weekly UK

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Have you heard of Airbnb or HouseTrip? Very few of those attending the spring Abta regional meetings had heard of either.

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19 Tech Startups in Emerging Markets and Where They Might Have an Edge - Forbes

19 Tech Startups in Emerging Markets and Where They Might Have an Edge - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Seedstars World just sent me a list of 19 emerging markets startupsthat have won its competitions around the world. The Geneva-based company holds competitions for startups; the competitions culminate in an innovation conference in February in Switzerland.

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Salaries paid in bitcoin a growing trend in Canada - CBC.ca

Salaries paid in bitcoin a growing trend in Canada - CBC.ca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A small but growing — and surprising — number of workers are rejecting Canadian dollar salaries for bitcoin, according to a Waterloo, Ont., payroll firm.

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How I Unfriended 4000 Facebook Friends Strategy

So I’d lived with 5000 friends pounding my feed with information on Facebook since 2009. With Facebooks new changes its become obvious quality is respected over quantity. I set out to find how many people actually “listen” too me and turns out after 5 years it was only about 1000 people that where friends with me. That meant 4000 people needed to go. There is no good way to do it but here is the most efficient way I found. Dont make the same mistakes I did by adding every one and everything. Many were added back when social media was a wild new frontier.

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