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Can smartphone videos help heal post-revolutionary Libyans suffering from PTSD?

Can smartphone videos help heal post-revolutionary Libyans suffering from PTSD? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A journalist heads to Rome on a mission: to teach Libyans how to shoot and edit interview videos on smartphones, so they can return to Libya and help people create "healing testimonies." It may be a long shot, but the need for healing in Libya is huge.
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TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits on 4D Printing | Inside3DP.com

TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits on 4D Printing | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing: so 2014? In this video, TED fellow Skylar Tibbits discusses 4D printing and how it is already being used by various companies.
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Be Wary of the Hype Surrounding 3D Printing | Inside3DP.com

Be Wary of the Hype Surrounding 3D Printing | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Let cooler heads prevail, 3D printing isn't there yet.
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Over 90% Of Cloud Services Used In Healthcare Pose Medium To High Security ... - Forbes

Over 90% Of Cloud Services Used In Healthcare Pose Medium To High Security ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to cloud security vendor Skyhigh Networks, more than 13% of cloud services used in healthcare are high‒risk and 77% are medium risk ‒ as measured across 54 different security attributes (like data encryption and “two factor” authentication).

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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

Comment: Sharing economy is here to stay - Travel Weekly UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


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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3D printing Helps Russia Fight Sanctions | Inside3DP.com

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German-based lingerie label commissioned Russian designer Victoria Anoka to create a set of 3D printed lingerie, following sanctions on synthetic lace underwear.
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Californians May Soon Have to Register 3D Printed Guns | Inside3DP.com

Californians May Soon Have to Register 3D Printed Guns | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 808 which requires regulation of 3D printed guns is awaiting approval by CA Governor Jerry Brown. But is this really necessary?
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Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU

Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Open Document Format (ODF) is one such format. ODF was specified by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an industry consortium which aims to produce standards for e-business.

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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

Uber banned across Germany by court | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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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