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Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

By Mike Tuttle September 1, 2014

In the Canadian Badlands, in the province of Alberta, there is a little town called Vulcan. The folks in Vulcan take the responsibility inherent in their name seriously. Every year, they host a mid-summer Star Trek celebration and festival called …

Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is arguably the best thing to happen to 3D printing in years. Instead of just having a number of big manufacturers making all the 3D printers, we now have an explosion of open source and inexpensive printers hitting the …

Genius Uses Kickstarter to Get Free Burritos Genius Uses Kickstarter to Get Free Burritos

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Good use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter–or best use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter? Screw getting a movie made or funding a cool new 3D printer. Kickstarter was made for supporting man’s quest to experience a Chipotle burrito in as …

Indiegogo Outpost Lets You Run Two Campaigns Indiegogo Outpost Lets You Run Two Campaigns

When one thinks of crowdfunding, they usually think of Kickstarter first. After all, a lot of successful projects get funded through the Web site. That may be a problem though. Would a campaign get more backers if the company or …

One Anarchist Hopes Bitcoin will Crowdfund Assassins One Anarchist Hopes Bitcoin will Crowdfund Assassins
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Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political …

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian Talks Internet with Colbert Reddit's Alexis Ohanian Talks Internet with Colbert
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Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the …

Bisexual Homeless Teen is Helped by Strangers Bisexual Homeless Teen is Helped by Strangers

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After a Georgia man learned of parents disowning a teen in his area because they found out he is bisexual, the man started a campaign on GoFundMe.org to raise money for the teen. Since the campaign’s October 22 start date, …

Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions …

Site Offers Real-Time Kickstarter Predictions Site Offers Real-Time Kickstarter Predictions

Wondering whether it’s worth your time to pledge your hard-earned cash toward a particular Kickstarter campaign? Maybe this will help. The site’s called Sidekick, and it “shows real-time predictions of the success of Kickstarter campaigns.” You can sort projects by …

Kickstarter Canada Sees Over $3M in Pledges Kickstarter Canada Sees Over $3M in Pledges

It’s been exactly a month since Kickstarter allowed Canadian creators to launch their projects, and today the crowdfunding site is sharing some stats from a pretty busy first month. According to Kickstarter, creators launched 301 projects in the past 30 …

Kickstarter Gets a Like Button for Project Updates Kickstarter Gets a Like Button for Project Updates

You could always show your support for a specific Kickstarter project by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter, or of course backing it with some of your hard-earned cash. Now, you can show you’re on board with the latest news …

Kickstarter Announces Expansion to Australia Kickstarter Announces Expansion to Australia
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Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very …

Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos
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When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light …

Kickstarter Officialy Launches in Canada Kickstarter Officialy Launches in Canada

As promised back in June, Kickstarter has finally launched to Canadian projects. This is Kickstarter’s second major international expansion. The crowdfunding site officially went live for U.K.-based projects back in October of 2012. Like the U.K. rollout, today’s launch in …

Adam Carolla Seeks Crowdfunding for New Movie Adam Carolla Seeks Crowdfunding for New Movie

Adam Carolla is making a new movie, and he doesn’t want to make it without the help of the people. That’s why, like many other filmmakers recently, the often controversial Carolla is turning to crowdfunding to raise the money for …

Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer

Kickstarter has just announced their next international expansion. It’ll be Canada, and the crowdfunding site says that they’ll open up to Canadian projects “later this summer.” There’s not much more about the expansion right now – but you can sign …

Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal
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Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her …