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Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education

Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free?
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Hamburg Startup Lobbies for Online Transparency with “Free Your Data” Campaign

Hamburg Startup Lobbies for Online Transparency with “Free Your Data” Campaign | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
German startup Protonet are spearheading the  ‘Free Your Data’ initiative to bring about the setting up of a new law that would enable individual access to personal data held by corporations.
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A German Cloud Company Is Offering Free Heat If You Have Room for Some of Its Servers

A German Cloud Company Is Offering Free Heat If You Have Room for Some of Its Servers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Another polar vortex may or may not be on its way, but winter means heat bills no matter what. Unless, of course, you get your heat for free from a cabinet full of servers that's sitting in your living room. If you live in Germany, it’s possible!
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Who pays the price of a free-for-all?

Who pays the price of a free-for-all? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Chris Anderson is a guru of the information age. Under his editorship, Wired, the voice of the digital world, has won zillions of prizes. His speeches on the economics of the internet command vast sums. He's a brilliant journalist; I know that, having worked with him before he was a big shot. But it is as an author that Anderson has gained most fame. He writes, broadly, about how digital technology has made the world a better place. His first book, The Long Tail, was hugely influential. In the bricks-and-mortar world, it said, in which the costs of marketing and distribution are high, companies make money by selling vast quantities of a few blockbuster items. In the digital world, in which the costs of marketing and distribution are low, companies can make money by selling small numbers of lots of different items.

 
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No, writing for free isn't slavery, and other misconceptions about the ... - paidContent.org

No, writing for free isn't slavery, and other misconceptions about the ... - paidContent.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, an author complained about repeatedly being asked to write for free, but what he finds so insulting is something many others see as an opportunity — and it is not going away any time soon

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Capitalism is making way for the age of free | Jeremy Rifkin

Capitalism is making way for the age of free | Jeremy Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin: The internet of things has facilitated an economic shift from markets to collaborative commons, with costs close to zero
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Ursula Le Guin's Viral Video: "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom" | BillMoyers.com

Ursula Le Guin's Viral Video: "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom" | BillMoyers.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In accepting the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year’s National Book Awards, eminent sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin made a knock-out speech about the power of capitalism, literature and imagination that, as she put it afterwards, “went sort-of viral on YouTube.”
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The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

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The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching on even in places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar book-lending sites abound.
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Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wired.com

Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By giving away OS X Mavericks for free, Apple confirms a sea change in the tech industry: The operating system, once at the vanguard of profitability, is now worthless, except as a loss leader.
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Free HD Videoconferencing Across Platforms with Zoom.us

Free HD Videoconferencing Across Platforms with Zoom.us | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Zoom.us just launched a new cloud-based free HD videoconferencing service integrating full screen-sharing and other rea-time collaboration capabilities.

 

The service allows you to start conferencing immediately with up to 15 other users live, while supporting both Macs, PCs andmobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

 

Zoom also integrates with both Google’s Gmail and Facebook, making it possible to easily access contacts from both of these services.

 

Zoom.us doesn’t offer all of the features that other video-conferencing and real-time collaboration tools may offer, but it’s free and has capabilities such as high-definition 720p video as well as the ability to do screen-sharing.

 

 

Review on eWeek: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/VOIP-and-Telephony/Zoomus-Offers-Free-CloudBased-MultiPart-Video-Conferencing-781093/ 

 

Features: http://zoom.us/feature/

 

Find out more: http://zoom.us

 

App store download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zoom.us-cloud-video-meetings/id546505307

 

 


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