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TED Blog

Enjoy these fascinating reads from across the Internet:

  • Last week, NYU law professor Beth Noveck asked us to “demand a more open-source government” in her talk from TEDGlobal 2012. Read this article on her Peer-to-Patent approach, which allows experts outside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to weigh in on whether an application is something new or whether earlier inventions cover the same territory. The system has reduced the tremendous backlog in patent applications and has also been adapted in the U.K., Japan and Australia. [Wall Street Journal]
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  • It’s the standard beauty queen response for a reason: who doesn’t want world peace? Here, a playlist of TEDTalks that give good starting points for making it a reality. [Life With TED]
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  • New thing we are obsessed with—BitCasa, which allows you to make any folder on your computer an all-you-can-eat space buffet…

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