Amid a long-running territorial dispute between China and Japan over a small group of uninhabited islands, the Chinese Communist Party’s main propaganda organ is questioning Tokyo’s historical claim on another piece of land long important to U.S.
The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week announced that US-listed companies can now use social media to communicate important company information to shareholders, but what does this mean for businesses?
"So it’s not so much that collaborative consumption is dead, it’s more that it risks dying as it gets absorbed by the “Borg” and its mindless minions of capitalism. Nothing new or special here, of course. As a recent Atlantic Cities feature concluded, collaborative consumption is just more efficient, which isn’t all bad. In a recent Economist cover story, Tim O’Reilly says this loss of revolutionary potential is inevitable. He’s wrong, though. It’s only inevitable if a company takes VC money. It’s really just a decision.
This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons.
If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time.
Below are some of the most important and overlooked parts of it:"
North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fueling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core, The Washington Post reported.
Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF.
Arthur Peterson's Insight: Interesting GAO report. GAO does not know how to determine the amount of political intelligence or how it impacts financial investments, but it does know there are companies making considerable profits selling political intelligence. These firms have strict guidelines in place so no insider trading rules are violated. I guess these firms just provide the info that is found in the Washington Post.
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