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Panel Looks At Ethical Implications Of Big Data In Health - Intellectual Property Watch

Panel Looks At Ethical Implications Of Big Data In Health - Intellectual Property Watch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The potential for big data to yield better outcomes in all aspects of health is tremendous, and tapping into it has only just begun, said speakers at a recent panel in Geneva.

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Today's internet generation seeks bits of information - Daily News & Analysis

Today's internet generation seeks bits of information - Daily News & Analysis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Kavita Sharma stays "connected" through most of her waking hours, spending at least 10 hours a day on the Internet. The 20-year-old sophomore is hard-wired to be engaged, or constantly distracted, with the enormous range of information "out there". She uses Google for everything she needs to know and has at least 30 browser tabs open on her Mac at any given time.

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Open Engineering Revolution by GrabCAD CEO - 3D Printing Industry

Open Engineering Revolution by GrabCAD CEO - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The CEO of GrabCAD discusses the role of 3D printing in the ongoing open engineering revolution.
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The film afterlife of an internet rebel - WA today

The film afterlife of an internet rebel - WA today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Once I started questioning the school I was in,” Aaron Swartz says in one of many interviews he gave as the poster boy for a free internet. “I started questioning the society that built the school and the businesses the schools were training people for – and questioned the government that set up this whole structure.” Clearly, Swartz asked too many questions for comfort; as a prodigiously gifted coder, he was also disturbingly good at finding and distributing information he believed the public had a right to know.  In January last year he hanged himself, under threat of a 35-year prison sentence and apparently exhausted by a two-year legal battle with US government prosecutors dedicated to rooting out hackers. He was only 26.



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Collaborative Economy Adoption is Going to Double | Crowd Companies

Collaborative Economy Adoption is Going to Double | Crowd Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Respondents in the largest study in the new peer-to-peer economy reported that they plan to double usage in next 12 months. Brands must develop a strategy in this new market and avoid being bypassed from peer-to-peer economic models.

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How To Make A Working Cell Phone Out Of Cardboard

How To Make A Working Cell Phone Out Of Cardboard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With $200 in parts and some soldering skill, anyone can build what may be the world's first DIY cell phone.
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Internet Of Things: What's Holding Us Back - InformationWeek

Internet Of Things: What's Holding Us Back - InformationWeek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To see the problems in building the so-called Internet of Things, look at the trackside switches in what the railroad industry calls "dark territory." These switches are important -- if one is in the wrong position, a train could go off on a sidetrack spur at normal track speed and derail. But these areas are called dark territory because they're lightly used stretches of track in remote areas, where there are no automated signals, and probably no power lines and cellular links. Train operators must visually check that each switch is in the right position.

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Such Dogecoin. Much Validity. How one altcoin may have turned into ... - GigaOM

Josh Wise, the car’s driver, qualified for the Aaron’s 499 race in Talladega but needed the money for the sponsorship. The Dogecoin community reached out to Wise and raised more than $55,000 to pay for the doge-wrapped car. Like many people, Wise had never heard of the cryptocurrency — instead, the Doge community found him.

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Don’t Trust Bitcoin Startups That Centralize Everything | TechCrunch

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Startups That Centralize Everything | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Peter Smith of Blockchain.info and Susan Athey of Stanford University took the stage atDisrupt NY to update everyone on the state of bitcoin. In the last few months, Mt.Gox collapsed, bitcoin has lost half of its value. Can bitcoin survive following the current reality check?

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Helene Finidori on FLOK Society and the Commons

Helene Finidori on FLOK Society and the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are looking at large scale systemic change here that can set a precedent and revolutionise economic and social policy. Whichever the outcome of the political process in Ecuador, the FLOK Society project will provide the building blocks for other places in the world to develop autonomy and resilience while getting rid of enclosures as well as extractive and dependence-generating practices, whereever they may originate from.

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Occupy the Internet - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

How come Facebook is free of charge yet Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire? Google is also free of charge, yet its 2013 revenue was put at over $59bn. Do users know how those appealing, free services have become top ten global multinationals, and how do we finally pay for our consumption?

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Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy? - Huffington Post

Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The only thing surprising about Airbnb'sugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite operating in one of the most notoriously regulated fields, Airbnb has demonstrated an ability to expand at a mind-boggling scale. The star of the sharing economy has rapidly grown into the fifth largest hotel chain in the world.

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Peers group: Sharing can define the economy - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Peers group: Sharing can define the economy - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Peers is a year-old member-driven organization that supports the sharing economy movement. In the run-up to its inaugural SHARE conference, May 13 to 14, Peers co-founder and executive director Natalie Foster discusses the big-picture vision for Peers and how sharing creates positive change.  

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Rabbit Proto & 3D Printed Circuit Projects - 3D Printing Industry

Rabbit Proto & 3D Printed Circuit Projects - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The concept of 3D printing circuit boards at home is one that excites many in the maker movement. That concept has seen a number of developments over the last year that has brought the dream closer.
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Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $70M - TechCrunch

Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $70M - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $70 million led by Francisco Partners, a private equity firm with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Phenomen Ventures participating. This brings the companies funding to $145 million. Previous backers include Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, Accel Partners, CompuCredit, Omidyar Network, Eric Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures and Volition Capital.

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Fab Lab at Startup Village to Help Manufacture Smart Devices - The New Indian Express

Fab Lab at Startup Village to Help Manufacture Smart Devices - The New Indian Express | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Fab Lab to be set up at the Startup Village here is likely to provide a fillip to manufacturing of tech-enabled products.

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Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications

Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It has been an eventful two weeks for the sharing economy. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb are battling in the courts of law and public opinion. The New York Times delivered a day-in-the-life of a prototypical Airbnb host. Even The Economist weighed in with an op-ed calling for less regulation on these businesses.

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Why Peer Production Thrives in the Field of Theater Arts | On the Commons

Why Peer Production Thrives in the Field of Theater Arts | On the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What happens when you apply the tools of the sharing economy to the mission of an enterprising arts organization? Four American theater enthusiasts create a community of four hundred that quickly explodes into four thousand and, together, amass a new bank of resources available to all. This is the story of HowlRound, a center for the theater commons where artists and theater makers promote best practices, share dissonant opinions, and engage in dialogue “with the hope of ensuring a vibrant future” for the field of theater arts.



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The Sharing Economy Needs to Start Sharing Its Data Too | Business | WIRED

The Sharing Economy Needs to Start Sharing Its Data Too | Business | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the sharing economy spreads across so many other markets -- from car rides to house cleaning -- Airbnb could take things even further. You can imagine that all of Airbnb's data might be of use to other sharing-economy companies.
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It's madness to 'privatise' Marx – thanks to Piketty he's back in vogue

It's madness to 'privatise' Marx – thanks to Piketty he's back in vogue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lucia Pradella: Austerity and the financial crisis mean economics is in the news, so why is a publisher taking Marx and Engels offline?
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Forget Banks: If Bitcoin Is Going To Change The World, Then This Is The Real Competition

Forget Banks: If Bitcoin Is Going To Change The World, Then This Is The Real Competition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There's already a technology that's radically changed the financial system in emerging markets.
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▶ Define the Commons - David Bollier, USA - YouTube

A definition of the "Commons" proposed by David Bollier, a member of the Commons Strategies Group (CSG), taken from an interview conducted by Alain Ambrosi, at the Economics and the Commons Conference  which took place in Berlin from 22 to 24 May 2013.

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Phyles and the new communalism

Phyles and the new communalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, most people identified only with the real communities they were part of. An average European saw scarcely a hundred different faces in their whole life. The small, local, real community, with its barely-monetized agrarian economy, gave each person an identity that allowed him/her to understand who was who in the social system, and what role each one was playing in the production of everyone’s well-being. This is still the dominant identity in a good part of the rural world in developing countries.

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