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The Gift of Money

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

With the Internet reducing search, transaction and distribution costs to near nil, savvy start-ups have been able to thwart the capitalist order and make use-value the sole value of a good once again.

Thanksnerding: One Part Nerd, All Parts Thanksgiving

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Giegerich

Social media in the presence of digerati is very analogous to smoking socially. But where is the line between enjoying the moment and sharing the moment?

Has the Business of Sharing Finally Reached the Tipping Point?

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Micki Krimmel

We can't seem to open our browsers anymore without seeing a new article about how peer-to-peer sharing is changing our economy.

How Sharing My Stuff on Made Me a Better American

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Micki Krimmel

For the first time ever, I feel connected to where I live. I feel engaged with my neighborhood and my city. Through NeighborGoods, I have become a more active local citizen.

Why I Stopped Asking You to Vote for NeighborGoods in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Micki Krimmel

The allure of $50,000 to support NeighborGoods was difficult to ignore, but after months of fruitless work, I will no longer be asking anyone to vote for us in the Pepsi Refresh challenge.

Angelenos Can Help Local Startup Win $50k!

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

Before I get to begging for votes, I have to say thanks to our amazing members and Los Angeles community! With your support, our recent national launc...

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are 10 ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

Consumer or Citizen?

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

How did we go from a nation of citizens to a country of consumers? Liberals will argue that deregulation was the culprit. Conservatives will say that free market capitalism is the purest expression of democracy.