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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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National Research Study Reveals 89 Percent of People Believe Sharing Economy Should Improve Car Buying and Selling | Business Wire

National Research Study Reveals 89 Percent of People Believe Sharing Economy Should Improve Car Buying and Selling | Business Wire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Beepi, the leading peer-to-peer marketplace to seamlessly buy and sell cars online, today revealed the results of its new research study, which found
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"The Airbnb for X" - Explore Inspired

"The Airbnb for X" - Explore Inspired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb-esque startups are everywhere. The following list contains the best new services in the adventure travel industry that are, "the Airbnb for x."
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Open Business Models

Open Business Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open business models, like the name suggests are business models that are open to change. They invite new ideas and concepts and continue to grow all the time.
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The Sharing Economy and the Future of Cities – What's Next? - PublicCEO.com

The Sharing Economy and the Future of Cities – What's Next? - PublicCEO.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored with Lauren Hirshon. Brooks Rainwater and Lauren Hirshon recently published the National League of Cities report “Cities, the Sharing Economy and What’s Next.”   The sharing economy is impacting cities.
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In race to develop technology, ideas are being given away for free

In race to develop technology, ideas are being given away for free | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook showed plans recently for drone aircraft that beam lasers of high-speed data to remote parts of the world
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How to Socialize Uber | Jacobin

How to Socialize Uber | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Recently, Mike Konczal made a splash with a piece in the Nation titled “Socialize Uber.” His argument was simple: most of the capital used by Uber — the cars, the auto insurance — is paid for by the workers. Yet the workers don’t get any of the profits. (Actually, Uber probably doesn’t make any profits yet, but it collects something like $2 billion a year from drivers; it then blows most of that on marketing and lobbying.)

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The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED

The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OYSTER, THE E-BOOK subscription service that offers more than 1 million books to digital-age bibilophiles for a flat monthly fee, is going retail.

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Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative

Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In January, we wrote about Team Open, a project documenting some of the many artists, teachers, and scientists using Creative Commons licenses to share their work.
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Sharing Economy and the Success of Uber - The List

Sharing Economy and the Success of Uber - The List | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vidit, Senior Operations Manager at Uber, explains what the Sharing Economy is, and shares his opinions of this emerging trend.
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ONetSwitch: Open Source Hardware for Networking

ONetSwitch: Open Source Hardware for Networking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Students, makers, and engineers can write Linux software applications to achieve any network functions, such as NAS, VPN and Firewall.
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The sharing economy: a money-making space made for startups - The Guardian

The sharing economy: a money-making space made for startups - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Suzanne Bearne talks to the entrepreneurs who are aping the success of Airbnb and Uber with their small business ventures
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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Workers of the gig economy, unite! - Financial Times



Sara Horowitz is in demand. The founder of the Freelancers Union, which has 250,000 independent contractors on its books, is struck by the attention from politicians and think tanks. “In the last nine months every foundation has been having a ‘future of work’ conversation,” she says.

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How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps

How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's how Google's amazing April Fools' Day easter egg came to be, and why it's not sticking around.
The post How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps appeared first on WIRED.
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Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store

Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Oyster launched a couple of years ago as a Netflix-style service for e-books, charging $9.95 a month for unlimited access to a library that has grown to more than 1 million titles. Today it’s expanding that model by launching its own e-book store.
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Future of work | Future work trends & frameworks

Future of work | Future work trends & frameworks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At FEN, we believe that the future of work is one of the most important lenses through which to look at the future. Click here to read more.
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Civilian Drones on Unclear Course

Civilian Drones on Unclear Course | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tough FAA regulations could ground the fledgling industry of high-tech commercial unmanned flight

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The Crowdfunding Death Zone – How to Avoid It!

The Crowdfunding Death Zone – How to Avoid It! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
5 Must-Know Things Before You Launch Your #Crowdfund One glance at this u-shaped graph of 200,000 crowdfunds is enough to tell the story to anyone who’s seen many crowdfunds succeed and fail.
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VisionFunder's curator insight, June 22, 2016 1:29 PM
A great product and an epic pre-launch marketing campaign is the key to crowdfunding success
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Uber is winning over business travelers — and quickly, too

Uber is winning over business travelers — and quickly, too | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK CITY — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber.
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Trav Bib's curator insight, April 13, 2015 6:39 PM

Do you use Uber while traveling? (Hannah)

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Sharing Economy UK trade body set up to support UK's most disruptive businesses

Sharing Economy UK trade body set up to support UK's most disruptive businesses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The government-backed trade body has been set up to champion the sector, ensure best practice and act as a single voice.
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Light Play: A 3D Printed Robot Army Commanded by Movement

Light Play: A 3D Printed Robot Army Commanded by Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In sentences I hadn’t really anticipated writing today, if you’ve always wanted your very own robot army, you’ve come to the right place. Especially if your ideal robot army is made up of high-vis...
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Netflix of 3D Printing — 3DShook to Launch Subscription Service for Exclusive 3D Printable Content

Netflix of 3D Printing — 3DShook to Launch Subscription Service for Exclusive 3D Printable Content | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Come next week, NYC will be a destination for 3D printing enthusiasts of all kinds, with several large events taking place as part of 3D Print Week NY. The city’s eyes and ears will...
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A Travel Agent's Guide to the Sharing Economy : TravelAge West

A Travel Agent's Guide to the Sharing Economy : TravelAge West | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What to know about the rise of Airbnb and the new generation of social travelers
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Trav Bib's curator insight, April 9, 2015 6:55 AM

There are amazing new ways of staying in a city when on a trip aroad - more budget-friendly than ever! Head on over to travelbible.com or discover our app to choose your city-hopper favorite.
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Pros and Cons of BYOD in the Workplace

Pros and Cons of BYOD in the Workplace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2015, it has become a necessity for every organisation to consider the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. It seems that BYOD has been developing informally by employees for some years. Workers have been taking smartphones, tablets and laptops to work, connecting to the company’s Wi-Fi, often without the organisation’s knowledge. Unfortunately, this opens the possibility of outsiders gaining access to sensitive company data.

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Interview - Minqi Li

Interview - Minqi Li | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Li discusses crises of the global economy, the significance of ecological limits to growth, and the imperative for an alternative socialist world system.
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