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Ten Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology - Forbes

Ten Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Looking for a competitive advantage? Try crushing the competition by becoming a leader in your category.
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Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk

Why Travel Could Be Bitcoin's Killer App - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traveling to various countries often can mean making complex currency conversions. Can bitcoin fix this problem?
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Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists - Huffington Post

Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fortunately, more and more people are recognizing the need for collaborative teams to tackle the biggest challenges humanity faces. We are seeing partnerships of this kind being built by organizations like New Profit to address issues such as early childhood education, college readiness, and the need for community health workers. Consulting firms like FSG and Deloitte/Monitor have set up entire practice units to assist groups in pulling together such collaborations.

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The Math of Brain Networks - Wall Street Journal

The Math of Brain Networks - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How is the brain like Facebook? Both are “small-world networks,” according to a MacArthur-grant winner and her colleagues. The subject of Jordan Ellenberg’s new column, “Beyond the Numbers.”
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Amazon launches new collaborative writing platform to help authors up their game - GeekWire

Amazon launches new collaborative writing platform to help authors up their game - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

People who are looking for feedback on their latest writing project now have a way to turn to the wisdom of the crowds. Amazon today announced WriteOn by Kindle, a new collaborative writing platform for authors, in a post on its Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award forums.

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Humility as a Democratic Virtue - Commentary Magazine

Humility as a Democratic Virtue - Commentary Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Humility presupposes that there is collective wisdom and that we have something to learn from others, including from those with whom we might have fairly deep disagreements.

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The Latest Facebook Changes and What They Mean for Business Marketers - Business 2 Community

The Latest Facebook Changes and What They Mean for Business Marketers - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Businesses have been using Facebook for this very purpose for years, and this is true even though user concerns about privacy related to Facebook’s policy of distributing marketing information to the highest bidder were what led to FTC hearings in the first place. And now Facebook seems to be taking a page from their competitors’ playbooks.




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Is the Sharing Economy Making Cities Less Cooperative? - PublicCEO.com

Is the Sharing Economy Making Cities Less Cooperative? - PublicCEO.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and Other Apps Are Re-Shaping Urban Life—and Breaking Down Communities BY JULIAN AGYEMAN AND DUNCAN MCLAREN.
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Solar power on track to be world's largest electricity source by 2050 - Computerworld

Solar power on track to be world's largest electricity source by 2050 - Computerworld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With up to 100 MW being added each day worldwide, photovoltaic energy could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050.
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3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

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Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.
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Government ZipCars? Feds enter growing car-sharing economy

Government ZipCars? Feds enter growing car-sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Federal government joins ranks of car-sharers in an effort to save costs with the government's fleet of work vehicles.
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Tuesday, October 7: The Sharing Economy - WCVB Boston

Tuesday, October 7: The Sharing Economy - WCVB Boston | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tonight we dive into this brave new world, finding out how local residents are making extra income sharing their cars, clothing and services.
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Forget the sharing economy, it's time for the crowd economy - Virgin.com

Forget the sharing economy, it's time for the crowd economy - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You are reading an article fromtheUnderstanding the sharing economy series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage.
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Should we abolish work? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Should we abolish work? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I seem to work a lot. At least, I think I work a lot. Like many in the modern world, I find it pretty hard to tell the difference between work and the rest of my life. Apart from when I’m sleeping, I’m usually reading, writing or thinking (or doing some combination of the three). And since that is essentially what I get paid to do, it is difficult to distinguish between work and leisure. Of course, reading, writing and thinking are features of many jobs. The difference is that, as an academic, I have the luxury of deciding what I should be reading, writing and thinking about.

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Understanding digital politics - The News International

Understanding digital politics - The News International | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Khan’s movement relies on projection of simplified and generalised complexities of a system that has been under attack since its inception. Not by coincidence does his approach strike a chord with the media; and so Khan continues to carry his message on sound bites and mercury lights.

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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

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This Age of Collaboration is also creating an economic revolution that is changing the architecture of the corporation in how we create goods and services. Using the findings of a $9-million research project, Don Tapscott describes how companies innovate using the knowledge resources and computing power of millions of people organizing into a massive collective force.

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Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions | WIRED

Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So, a year after Malcolm Gladwell dismissed the importance of social media to revolts in the Arab world and Clay Shirky defended it, who won the debate? Wired's Bill Wasik referees.
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Chris Anderson: Commercial drone users will walk before they run - CITEworld

Chris Anderson: Commercial drone users will walk before they run - CITEworld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D Robotics' Chris Anderson envisions very broad usage of drones by businesses, but says that companies will start out slow as they test out the concept.
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Sharing economy reshaping the travel industry - Jamaica Observer

Sharing economy reshaping the travel industry - Jamaica Observer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“I think that from a government’s point of view, if tourism is an important part of your economy you should do everything possible to encourage sharing economy [particularly] in the provision of accommodation and transportation,” he said in response to a question from the Jamaica Observer. He, however, stated that some form of regulation is needed to ensure that standards are maintained because “where people have bad experiences early on, it certainly will lose its value.”

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Airbnb planning a tours and city experiences se...

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"Airbnb, the online spare room rental service, is preparing to branch out into new areas of travel including an online marketplace to allow locals to sell tours and other experiences in their city."
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The travel industry is facing a new turn with that kind of initiative. The role of a travel agent or a tour guide is becoming slowly out of date. Their knowledge and expertise are being challenged by any room provider on Airbnb.

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Book Review: 'How Google Works' by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg - Wall Street Journal

Book Review: 'How Google Works' by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Steven Sinofsky reviews “How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg.
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How the Sharing Economy Will Save our Economy and the Environment

How the Sharing Economy Will Save our Economy and the Environment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hopefully the Sharing Economy will provide the common—and moral—ground for the economists and environmentalists to finally develop a shared agenda.
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A New Tax on the Sharing Economy - Kiplinger Personal Finance

A New Tax on the Sharing Economy - Kiplinger Personal Finance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Travelers could soon pay more to rent someone's apartment through Airbnb.
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Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad | TechCrunch

Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But for me, at least, living an Airbnb lifestyle for the past year has led to a palpable change in my relationship with stuff. I am slowly beginning to think about material goods not in terms of possession, but in terms of my time.

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What's Yours is Mine? The New Sharing Economy and Small Business - Small Business Trends

What's Yours is Mine? The New Sharing Economy and Small Business - Small Business Trends | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In recent years, many workers have found new ways to earn a living, becoming their own bosses as they enjoy a freelance lifestyle. Whether they’re offering rides to the airport through Lyft or Uber, or running errands through TaskRabbit, people are redefining the way they earn a living and blazing a trail for future generations.

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