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Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says - InformationWeek

Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says - InformationWeek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Another example of software's direct contribution is that between 1997 and 2012, the industry's production increased in value from $149 billion to $425 billion.

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Why a company you've never heard of is about to take over the world - Salon

Why a company you've never heard of is about to take over the world - Salon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In recent years Alibaba got into other business — for example online pay [with] Alipay — and also it got into the wealth management business.

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Virtually everything: How the physical world is being consumed by software ... - The Next Web

Virtually everything: How the physical world is being consumed by software ... - The Next Web | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the progress of time, and the advances in technology which that brought, we saw a shift – a device wasn’t just a machine any more, or rather a machine was sometimes more than one device. Often prompted by the Open-Source-brew-it-yourself movement there was a change from dedication of all the resources of a device to a single function to excess capability of a device being used to achieve another function.

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Airbnb's New Tax is the Future of the Sharing Economy - In The Capital

Airbnb's New Tax is the Future of the Sharing Economy - In The Capital | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Airbnb announced late on Wednesday that it would start collecting a 14 percent hotel occupancy tax in San Francisco starting in October. The new tax will be added to Airbnb fees and given to the city by the startup as a way of appeasing the angry regulators besieging it in its home city. It's also more than likely a harbinger of how Airbnb, and possibly the rest of the sharing economy, may seek to compromise with the local governments that cause so many legal and regulatory headaches for them.

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Against Sharing | Jacobin

Against Sharing | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Sharing economy” companies like Uber shift risk from corporations to workers, weaken labor protections, and drive down wages.
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Social Media Professor Bans Social Media in his Class

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If you've been around the social media, new media sphere for a while, you probably know the name Clay Shirky.
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Fab Lab London opens in the heart of the City - Wired.co.uk

Fab Lab London opens in the heart of the City - Wired.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This is the beginning of Fab Lab London, a public makers space.

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New ultra light desktop 3D printer now available | Inside3DP

New ultra light desktop 3D printer now available | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CreatorBot is an excellent 3D printer option for those who don't want their machine to weigh a ton of bricks.
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Occupy Wall Street: How We Surprised Ourselves - Progressive.org

Occupy Wall Street: How We Surprised Ourselves - Progressive.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


At the top of the list of what the Occupy movement accomplished is, “We surprised ourselves.” By “we,” I mean anyone residing on the left.

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Towards Participatory Democracy in Scotland | Post Magazine

Towards Participatory Democracy in Scotland | Post Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Democracy is always in the making: a never-ending project that requires constant rethinking and development. There are many ways of understanding and practising democracy, and this essay is concerned with those that put citizens at the heart of democratic life.
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Bitcoin Core Developer Jeff Garzik Believes NXT is a Scamcoin

Bitcoin Core Developer Jeff Garzik Believes NXT is a Scamcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While many people believe there is a divide in the Bitcoin community when it comes to the early-adopting libertarians and the new breed of venture capitalists, it seems that the real battle in the world of cryptocurrency is between Bitcoin and appcoins.
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Bitcoin: Distributing Power & Trust | Eric Spano | TEDxConcordia

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Eric makes the case for distributed technologies and the advantages that they offer to finance, law and society as a whole.

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New Report Explores Unifying the New Economy Movement

New Report Explores Unifying the New Economy Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The new economy has several different names including the sharing economy, the solidarity economy, community resilience, transition, the oppositional economy, and more.
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OuiShare - Connecting the Collaborative Economy

OuiShare - Connecting the Collaborative Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OuiShare is a non-profit and global community empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to to build a society based on openness, collaboration and sharing.
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Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts - UC Berkeley (blog)

Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts - UC Berkeley (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It seems as if the news media have become a wholly owned subsidiary of the internet technology complex (ITC) these days. No matter which seemingly outrageous new product or system is being put forth, it will become ‘news’ in print and online, unpaid advertising that assumes that all of us have little else to do but sit here and salivate over the next great new development, however futuristic and socially disruptive it is.

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The sharing economy may be the first time verticals beat horizontals

The sharing economy may be the first time verticals beat horizontals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

All you need to see is one full tech cycle to know the company that describes itself as the, say, “Facebook but just for people who eat peanut butter,” isn’t going to make it. There are always hundreds of them — many more inane than that description, some less. Somehow they find cash. But almost none become big companies — fewer still even result in a decent acquisition.

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The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay - and It Changes Everything - Say Daily


I recently took a trip to Montana, and noticed something I haven't seen in many years: hitchhikers.

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This Startup Takes The Sharing Economy Out To Sea

This Startup Takes The Sharing Economy Out To Sea | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One start-up is trying to make a major splash in the sharing economy this summer. But instead of renting out houses and cars—this company is hitting the water.
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The Open Wave @expowave

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Open Source ­– you love it, but you don’t see what it has to do with your business? Open yourself! Open Source is relevant to all sectors: from software to education, including science, data, the arts, culture, and even industrial design! 

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Luxembourg Startup CoinPlus Will Soon Face Regulators - CoinTelegraph

Luxembourg Startup CoinPlus Will Soon Face Regulators - CoinTelegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Luxembourg-based Bitcoin startup CoinPlus raises €172,500 in a first round of funding, and waits to meet with Luxembourg's financial regulator at the end of September.

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All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters ... - Huffington Post

All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, don't be so sure that that the ranting and raving about income inequality, fracking and student debt is dead. Although thousands are no longer protesting in the streets, a quiet revolution inspired by Occupy principles has been brewing in the American public. It demands more from government representatives and was all too present in last week's Democratic primary for the governor for the state of New York.

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Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by abolishing $3.8 million in ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by abolishing $3.8 million in ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group announced Wednesday that its Strike Debt initiative abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt this year.

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Introducing Toshi - An Open Source Bitcoin Node For Developers

Introducing Toshi - An Open Source Bitcoin Node For Developers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When we started Coinbase, we took a look at the Bitcoin Core open source project, and tried to decide how we could use it to build a web application. Bitcoin Core is a great reference implementation, but was never designed to query blockchain data in a flexible way (such as through a SQL database) or to scale to millions of users across dozens of servers. And so we built our own Bitcoin node to power Coinbase (which we’ve now scaled to 1.6M wallets).
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Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin to supply engines for national security space launches

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin to supply engines for national security space launches | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeffrey P. Bezos popped up in Washington on Wednesday to announce his latest business venture: His low-profile space company, Blue Origin, will supply engines for the rockets that launch America’s military and national security satellites.
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Austin moves to legalize peer to peer transportation

Popular ride sharing options like Lyft and Uber will soon be legal in the City of Austin.
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