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This Could Make Uber Just Another Taxi Company With a Fancy App

This Could Make Uber Just Another Taxi Company With a Fancy App | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Could a legal technicality bring down the sharing economy?
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Is the Internet broken? - ConsumerAffairs

Is the Internet broken? - ConsumerAffairs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can't go a week anymore without hearing news of yet another massive computer-security breach.
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Cults, Commitment and Creativity - New York Times (blog)

Cults, Commitment and Creativity - New York Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A response to Peter Suderman on subcultures as a substitute for cults.
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3 Near&Future Scenarios That Are Changing The Way We Work Today - Co.Exist

3 Near&Future Scenarios That Are Changing The Way We Work Today - Co.Exist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A look at how Herman Miller, the iconic 100-year-old office furniture manufacturer, creates stories about the future to inform its product design.
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Chris Anderson: Commercial drone market will overshadow personal and military use - GeekWire

Chris Anderson: Commercial drone market will overshadow personal and military use - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once the Federal Aviation Administration makes its rules about how drones can be used by businesses, the growing drone market is going to see a massive expansion, according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson.

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How Evernote will become a full-fledged collaboration platform - CITEworld

How Evernote will become a full-fledged collaboration platform - CITEworld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Work Chat is a collaboration tool available by the end of 2014 that lets users share notes, talk to each other, and work together in real-time across platforms.
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Forget Airbnb: Sharing Economy Blooms During Hong Kong Protests - Mashable

Forget Airbnb: Sharing Economy Blooms During Hong Kong Protests - Mashable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here is a look into the curious world protesters have created on the streets of Hong Kong.
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Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers

Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Adobe's manager for the company's 3D printing software believes that the product will inspire the maker movement.

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ARM Announces Device Platform and Free OS to Accelerate Internet of Things ... - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — ARM® has announced a new software platform and free operating system to simplify and speed up the creation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform has been built around open standards and will bring Internet protocols, security and standards-based manageability into one integrated solution optimized for energy and cost-constrained devices. It is supported by the established and expanding mbed hardware and software ecosystem that will provide common building blocks for IoT devices and services. This new platform will accelerate the growth of the IoT by enabling innovators to focus on value-add features and differentiation.

The mbed IoT Device Platform includes the following elements:


Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/10/01/6379450_arm-announces-device-platform.html?sp=/100/773/385/&rh=1#storylink=cpy
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The sharing economy: future or fad?

I am interested to see what impact the sharing economy will have on trust in business. Will these "companies of one" struggle to build trust with customers and business partners as they have no track record? Or will the personal touch build a higher level of "values trust" when customers feel more of a shared connection with organisations? In a more individualistic economy, building and sustaining trust will be crucial and the old ways of "big business" are unlikely to be successful.
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Research Thesis (PhD): Making Commons for Peer Production | P2P Foundation

Research Thesis (PhD): Making Commons for Peer Production | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The opening of production is mobilizing and feeding a number of possible futures that span from the creation of a post-capitalist mode of production based on shared resources, to the idea of collaboration and sharing as the new mantra for possible business models and startups. An in-depth mapping of the opening of production, the possibilities and challenges it entails is provided further on. What is important to highlight here is both how it challenges the traditional role of the designer and how it seems to open up the possibility of transforming or reforming the actual production system toward a more social and environmentally sustainable one.”
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Ethical filament: Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet?

Ethical filament: Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s old news that open-source 3-D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces.
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Power(full) Savings - Forbes

Power(full) Savings - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The technology for smart buildings and smart grids is already here and can really transform the way we consume and distribute energy around the world.
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Ello: How is it different from other social networks? - Christian Science Monitor

Ello: How is it different from other social networks? - Christian Science Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ello is the hottest new social media site, signing up 34,000 new users an hour. It's being called the anti-Facebook and is defining itself as a place for conversation and sharing ideas.
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Music Collaboration Platform Blend Launches Community Sourced Record Label - hypebot.com

Music Collaboration Platform Blend Launches Community Sourced Record Label - hypebot.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Blend is a music collaboration platform that allows you to upload your music publicly or privately and to collaborate with and remix the music of others. They've been in private beta but are now open to the general public.
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Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the 21st Century - BillMoyers.com

Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the 21st Century - BillMoyers.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Having a labyrinth of 17 overlapping, paramilitarized, deeply secretive agencies doing versions of the same thing is the definition of counterproductive madness.
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The Future of Learning in a Networked Society | Learnstreaming

The Future of Learning in a Networked Society | Learnstreaming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This video highlights interviews from several leading people offering their perspectives on where learning and education is heading in our networked society.
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Les Howard's curator insight, October 3, 2014 9:52 AM

Great quote from article by Seth Godin: 

If you look at the fact that we process 20 or 30 kids at a time in a batch just like in the factory.  If you fail 3rd grade we hold you back and reprocess you.  All matching the way the factory works.  We built it on purpose and it was really useful for its function but we don’t have a shortage of factory workers anymore.” Seth Godin

Seth says that “there’s a big difference between access to information and school.  They used to be the same thing.  Information is now available online to anyone who has access and wants it.”

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Corporate Training Gets an Online Refresh - Wall Street Journal

Corporate Training Gets an Online Refresh - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Providers of massive, open, online courses are starting to offer their services to companies looking to improve their training programs, marking a new chapter in the groups' continued search for a business model.
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Peer to Peer Governance for Afghanistan, Central and South Asian Economy and Educational System

Peer to Peer Governance for Afghanistan, Central and South Asian Economy and Educational System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The concept of P2P is increasingly evolving to an expanded usage as the relational dynamic active in distributed networks, i.e., not just computer-to-computer, but human-to-human.Yochai Benkler has coined the term commons-based peer production to denote collaborative projects such as free and open source software and Wikipedia. Associated with peer production are the concepts of:

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Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet of Living Things - Huffington Post

Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet of Living Things - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In October 2013, Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo unveiled a cyborg cockroach that could be controlled from a smartphone through electrodes attached to its antennae and a wireless unit on its back. Imagine in the coming years what would happen if we are able to go much smaller and nanoscale computing devices could be integrated with individual bacteria. And what if these hybrid devices could be designed to control colonies of bacteria? Of course a big problem could be powering such devices, but bacteria based batteries are already a reality.

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3D bioprinting will be big | Inside3DP

3D bioprinting will be big | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An Aussie journalist's experiences confirm what we already know: 3D bioprinting will transform our lives.
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Research Thesis (PhD): Making Commons for Peer Production

The opening of production is mobilizing and feeding a number of possible futures that span from the creation of a post-capitalist mode of production based on shared resources, to the idea of collaboration and sharing as the new mantra for possible business models and startups. An in-depth mapping of the opening of production, the possibilities and challenges it entails is provided further on. What is important to highlight here is both how it challenges the traditional role of the designer and how it seems to open up the possibility of transforming or reforming the actual production system toward a more social and environmentally sustainable one.”

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Freedom is alive and well with Open Source Hardware that builds guns

Not sure how many /.ers know, but it is completely legal to build a gun in the US.There is no required background check and you aren't even required to put a serial number on it, provided the gun complies with your states laws.
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MixLuv.com's Collaboration Platform To Be KickStarted - All Access Music Group

MixLuv.com's Collaboration Platform To Be KickStarted - All Access Music Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

MIXLUV is launching a KICKSTARTER campaign on OCTOBER 7th to rally support for a new venture that will bring social music collaboration to life by offering musicians, songwriters and engineers the chance to meet, collaborate and centrally manage their world of music through the MIXLUV platform. 




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EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire

EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

eBay shares are not getting a bump from Wall Street today, following Tuesday’s announcement that it is spinning off PayPal into a separate company.

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