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A new digital marketing platform in 24 hours? How hackathons aid collaborative ... - Busbyway

As more and more businesses are reaping the rewards of internal hackathons, agencies are starting to use hack days with clients as a way to build digital marketing products quickly. This collaborative new form of product development allows businesses to improve their existing platforms and respond quickly to changing marketing conditions and consumer demands – as FusePump and Chain Reaction Cycles found out.


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AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Expands - EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Joe Speed, director of IoT for the AllSeen Alliance, told Enterprise Networking Planet that there has been a lot of interest in the AllSeen Alliance since it was established in December. Speed noted that the group has not been doing outbound solicitation. Instead, companies are approaching the Alliance about how to get involved, and the result is often membership.


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Review Of 'Zero Marginal Cost Society' - Seeking Alpha

Review Of 'Zero Marginal Cost Society' - Seeking Alpha | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rifkin's intellectual sweep is more illuminating and will serve as a surer guide to the future of capitalism and markets. He sees them surviving as a niche within an emerging open-source, technologically based, sharing economy now growing rapidly in all mature industrial mixed economies. This new economy is building on a base of social capital and what I term "the unpaid Love Economy," (The Non-money Economy, Ethical Markets TV), the uncounted 50% of all productive work underpinning all societies, as well as all the non-profit groups and cooperative enterprises flourishing worldwide beyond the blinders of current economists, political scientists and mainstream media.

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More than a third of Britons embrace the sharing economy - The Guardian

More than a third of Britons embrace the sharing economy - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than a third of British consumers are willing to tap into the growing phenomenon of the sharing economy in which people use specialist websites to rent out their personal assets – from homes, cars, sports equipment and even power tools – according to research.

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Badass Democracy: Reclaiming the Public Commons: Mark Lakeman at TEDxSantaCruz

With the lowest number of community gathering places of all first world nations, it's time for the USA to transform space into place.

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Hackers are the immune system for the information age - Wired.co.uk

Hackers are the immune system for the information age - Wired.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


I'm fascinated by the hacker world and what to me is interesting is not just to see the damage, destruction or threat of cyber attacks but also the potential that hackers hold.

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Silicon Valley embraces open source as a moneymaker - SFGate

Silicon Valley embraces open source as a moneymaker - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It's his job to knock down the barriers between Facebook's engineers and the collective wisdom of the rest of the world.

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After Words: Jeremy Rifkin

After Words: Jeremy Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rifkin talked about his book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, in which he argues that capitalism is on its way out. Mr. Rifkin said it would be replaced with a global neural network created from the combined communications internet, energy internet, and logistics internet. He argued the increased production and distribution would effectively eliminate corporate profits. Mr. Rifkin spoke about his theory with the author of The Googlization of Everything, Siva Vaidhyanathan. close 

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Revealing the Patterns of Civilization

Revealing the Patterns of Civilization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
History is filled with patterns that can be studied mathematically.  The rise and fall of empires can be analyzed as a dynamic system to understand how groups of people can come together and achieve complex goals.
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Eli Levine's curator insight, June 13, 2014 5:00 PM

I really really want to read this book.

 

However, judging from the review and what I'm aware of in our social world, I think we're honestly headed towards a separation of our own country and the possible devolution into civil war as conservative culture clashes with everyone elses' desires.

 

Unless something changes in the make up of our social world; unless the conservatives die off or get into treatment, I don't see a way for us to maintain a united society in the long term (which can be altered, depending upon what happens in the short term).  We're splitting as a society and I think that the majority of the society is going to, at least in the short term, go over to the conservatives.  However, I think that over time under the conservative's auspices, their society is going to breakdown and collapse while the bulwark of our common society will either come over to the progressive's side (if the progressives handle their political and technical affairs well).  I see the conservatives lashing out as their society collapses, thus hastening their defeat in the eyes of the general public through the illegitimate imposition of an increasingly radical and idealistic vision of how they think society ought to be (even though it's not the way society is or how humans, Americans or otherwise, work or want their world to be).  I can only hope, that the radicals of the left, the so called "progressive" extremists will either be gotten into treatment for their own delusions and psychiatric problems vis a vis governing effectively for their own sakes, such that a more practical, sustainable, and better functioning world can be brought into existence without their nonsensical bs getting the way of it happening.

 

I'm not liking the way things are shaping up.

 

However, unless something changes in the way we think about the conservatives, ourselves, and the state of our world, I see us falling into the trap of civil war, revolution and overthrow of the Capitalist State of America.

 

It was an unsustainable and unrealistic dream to begin with.  It's definition of success was and is too narrow and unrelated to what we need for survival, well being, health, and quality of life, and its methods for achieving these unsustainable and unrealistic goals were going to have to be too contrived and/or forced in order to make a significant difference in the content or make up of our social function and our social practice.  The United States, I think, is ultimately a progressive society who wishes all individuals can find their state of genuine happiness without infringing upon others' state of happiness.  We may have forced other societies to be as we are artificially, and that is more in accordance with our conservative side, even when it was the progressives who carried it out.  The intention in some of the cases, I think, was honestly good.  The methodology for carrying it out was and is ineffectual at realizing its objectives, and the end goal of any empire to make everyone be like or subjugated to the metropole is as unrealistic and unworkable as well.

 

Capitalism has failed.  The conservatives won't realize it until it's too late and we'll all be more likely to be dead because of the delay.  I really do not want the power to make everything be right with the world, nor can I expect to actually be able to make everything be right with the world.  However, I would LOVE to have the ear of the many people who can make a difference in the world, such that we're all able to live at peace with each other rather than in competition or in a state of subjugated and subjugator relations.  Most societies don't work on the principle of having an elite for very long, unless the elite humble themselves to the needs and problems of the entire rest of the social, political, and environmental worlds.  The top must bend down to help the bottom if it is going to expect the bottom to naturally want to rise up to help the top.  Hierarchy isn't necessarily a bad thing provided that the state of nature that it is occurring in is in the constant perspective of the people who live in that social system, nor is it something that's easily going to be avoided.

 

Therefore, a kind, responsive, attentive, and positive approach to leadership is necessary in order to get a society to bloom.  It requires the wisdom to know when and how to intervene and when and how to not intervene.  We don't have time to pussy-foot or listen to the non-rational and unreasoned excuses and problems from the conservative right or the ideological left.  It is time that we reunify as a society under our inherently liberal roots, or else, divide, and let us reunite under the terms of civil war and conflict with the non-rational and those who are merely scared of their little world vanishing in light of common reality (which it's going to do anyway).

 

This is it.

 

What's it going to be, America?

 

World?

 

Humanity?

 

Think about it!

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Open Source Additive Manufacturing software by David Braam at FabCon 3.D 2014

Open Source Additive Manufacturing software by David Braam, Ultimaker B.V., at FabCon 3.D 2014.
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Networks and Hierarchies - The Market Oracle

Networks and Hierarchies - The Market Oracle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I have a big-picture piece for you today from a big-time thinker, my good friend Niall Ferguson. This is a little bit different for Outside the Box, but then isn’t that what this letter is supposed to be? Something to make us think and to come at a problem with a little bit different viewpoint?

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Exposing the New Hackonomy - Bonin Bough from Mondelez International

For sixty minutes, Bough will set the scene as to what is creating this emerging trend, explore how marketing, media, advertising and organizational cultures are changing. He will demonstrate how having a hacking culture benefits businesses as they attempt to keep ahead of their competition in an age where consumers are literally holding brands' futures in their hands.

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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company

The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Google Hosts Largest Human Genome Database In The World - Daily Caller

Google Hosts Largest Human Genome Database In The World - Daily Caller | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you have a family member with autism, you might be able to store your DNA on the Google Cloud. That’s because Google just made a deal with Autism Speaks to assist with the Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes Program (AUT10K), a database of human genomes used for autism research. Google Cloud will store the genomes of 10,000 people with autism and their family members.




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Tesla accelerates race toward open-source cars - ZDNet

Tesla accelerates race toward open-source cars - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Simultaneously, and in partnership with AGL, the non-profit automotive industry GenIVI Alliance is driving adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform.

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Is Peer to Peer the Future of File Sharing? Maybe. - MSPmentor

Is Peer to Peer the Future of File Sharing? Maybe. - MSPmentor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amidst the cloud computing revolution, peer-to-peer file sharing is beginning to gain momentum as well.  TechCrunch has recently cast the spotlight on a small company, Infinit, who is involved in this new trend.


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AmEx Partners with Sharing Economy Superstar Uber - Payment Week

AmEx Partners with Sharing Economy Superstar Uber - Payment Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through its partnership with global car (and sometimes helicopter) service Uber, American Express continues to expand its premium branding by hopping onto the new sharing economy cool.

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The Make-It-Yourself Movement Is a New Mecca for Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur

The Make-It-Yourself Movement Is a New Mecca for Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Back in the early 2000s, the Maker Movement took hold in California, based on the emergence of such do-it-yourself (DIY) tools as 3-D printers, Google's SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop, with all the tools you need to make almost anything. Thus entrepreneurs began building prototypes and designing new products without the traditional huge investment.

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Arianna Huffington Wants to Redefine Success. But Are We Ready to Listen? - Entrepreneur

Arianna Huffington Wants to Redefine Success. But Are We Ready to Listen? - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Arianna Huffington Wants to Redefine Success. But Are We Ready to Listen?
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PART THREE: THE HYPOTHETICAL MODEL OF MATURE PEER PRODUCTION: TOWARDS A COMMONS-ORIENTED ECONOMY AND SOCIETY - P2P Foundation

PART THREE: THE HYPOTHETICAL MODEL OF MATURE PEER PRODUCTION: TOWARDS A COMMONS-ORIENTED ECONOMY AND SOCIETY - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Education's war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation” - Salon

Education's war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation” - Salon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our entire educational system is reactionary, oriented to past values and past technologies, and will likely continue so until the old generation relinquishes power. The generation gap is actually a chasm, separating not two age groups but two vastly divergent cultures. I can understand the ferment in our schools, because our educational system is totally rearview mirror. It’s a dying and outdated system founded on literate values and fragmented and classified data totally unsuited to the needs of the first television generation.

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What Happens When Silicon Valley Experiments With Direct Democracy

What Happens When Silicon Valley Experiments With Direct Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like a few other cities, the city is letting some citizens vote directly on how the city spends its money. But, of course, it's adding an online twist.
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The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin - Entrepreneur

The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin - Entrepreneur | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The peer-to-peer economy has grown exponentially in recent years. Companies like Uber and Airbnb have the investor community charmed, with valuations comfortably in the multiple billions. They have also managed to leave regulators in a complete kerfuffle.

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A global economy untainted by slavery? It can happen – and here's how - The Guardian

A global economy untainted by slavery? It can happen – and here's how - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Abuse, slavery and child labour underlie many of the goods and services we take for granted, yet systemic change is possible
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Why the Digital World Is Not as Democratic as We Think

Why the Digital World Is Not as Democratic as We Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We often judge the Internet based on the relatively few stories of success—where democratization seems to operate—rather than the millions of failures.
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