All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘crowdfunding’

Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum

In 2012, popular internet comic Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, published his most-viral comic to date – an ode to Nikola Tesla, who he called “the greatest geek who ever lived.” In it, he argued that the only thing Edison ever pioneered was douchebaggery, and that Tesla was the real hero who should be championed. Shortly after, Inman …

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Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Here’s the thing about some people–they’re shits. Here’s the thing about the internet–some of those people use it. Here’s the the about Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding site for that matter)–it’s the internet asking you for money. Kickstarter, although it’s done its best (arguably better than any other crowdfunding site) to prevent it, is a place where liars, cheats, crooks, …

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Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’

John McAfee has a new video out. It’s a parody of the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign in which McAfee is “The REAL Most Interesting Man in the World”. It’s an ad for crowdfunding company Qikfunder. The voice in the video says, “He is such a master of disguise that while being hunted as an …

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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 market thanks to Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Speaking of which, another 3D printer looking for your consideration has just hit Kickstarter …

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Genius Asks Kickstarter for $8 Burrito, Gets Hundreds of Dollars

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 many ways as possible, and rank those experiences on a so-called “deliciousness graph.” Enter Noboru Bitoy (who claims no affiliation …

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Run Crowdfunding Campaigns On Your Web Site With Indiegogo Outpost

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 person involved could run two campaigns at once simultaneously? That’s a question Indiegogo wants to answer. Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced …

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This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins

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 assassinations in a similar manner as Kickstarter. For the technically unfamiliar, “the Deepweb” or “DarkNet” (depending on who you’re talking …

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert

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 good of humankind.” What Colbert refers to as “cultural socialism” is actually the democratization of the internet, and more importantly, …

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Strangers Help Bisexual GA Teen After His Parents Kicked Him Out

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, total strangers have donated more than $18,000 to help the teen secure a place to live, purchase a car and …

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Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

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 can start building their projects today. Note that this is simply the kickoff – the project building time. Kickstarter says …

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This Site Offers Real-Time Predictions on the Success of Kickstarter Projects

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 category, as well as their monetary goals and how much time is remaining in the campaigns. Beside each project, you’ll …

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

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 days, 19 of which have been successfully funded. Over $3.2 million (CAD) has been pledged by over 47,000 unique backers. …

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