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Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

By Josh Wolford June 3, 2014

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 …

NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining

NASA this week announced a new website, DiskDetective.org. The website allows visitors to help NASA researchers cull through data to help uncover young systems that could one day spawn planets. “Through Disk Detective, volunteers will help the astronomical community discover …

Chef: Let's Raise $6B on Kickstarter to Buy Redskins Chef: Let's Raise $6B on Kickstarter to Buy Redskins
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Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many …

Duolingo Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed's Translations Duolingo Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed's Translations

Duolingo is two things, really. It’s a language-learning app, for one. But it’s also a giant crowdsourced translation hub, as the very students (users) who learn new languages with the app are the ones helping to translate site and documents …

GE Uses Vine To Celebrate Gravity Day GE Uses Vine To Celebrate Gravity Day

To help celebrate the recent #GravityDay throughout social media, GE enlisted the help of some gravity conscious Vine users. The idea behind the crowdsourced video was to capture the world’s longest apple drop on video, and the result is something …

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 …

Foursquare Asks You to Make the App More Informative Foursquare Asks You to Make the App More Informative
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Foursquare has spent the past year or so making a bunch of alterations to its apps with one clear goal in mind: Foursquare wants to be the go-to place for local search and discovery. Foursquare is taking on Yelp, Google …

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 …

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 …

Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It
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Windows PCs are expensive. Well, at least the good ones are. Microsoft wants to make it a little easier on the poor college student with a new program called “Chip In.” Chip In is a new crowdfunding platform where a …

Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month

On October 31st, Kickstarter finally made good on a promise to open up to UK-based projects. Today, the company is letting us know how the first month has gone. In a word, promising. in the first month, UK-based projects saw …

Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects

Back in July, crowdfunding site Kickstarter told everyone that they would soon open up in the UK, allowing the people in the region to launch projects on the site. Earlier this month, Kickstarter set October 31st as the official launch …

Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects

Today, crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that they will finally open up to folks in the UK. Although we knew that this was coming since July, today’s announcement provides details and a specific date for project-creators to shoot for. On October …

Kickstarter Forces Project Creators to Outline Risk Kickstarter Forces Project Creators to Outline Risk
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You’re making an investment on a not-yet-actualized product, and there are plenty of risks involved in this. That’s the message that Kickstarter wants to give its product backers. “Kickstarter isn’t a traditional retail experience,” they say, and even more bluntly, …

Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource Research Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource Research

Facebook has just released the second installment of their “Facebook Stories” initiative, and this one involves an ichthyologist and how he got by with a little help from his Facebook friends (many of whom are also ichthyologists). Tagging people in …

TPP Now Has A $25K Bounty On Its Head TPP Now Has A $25K Bounty On Its Head

From the onset, TPP has always been the worst of the big trade agreements and copyright laws. It’s so bad because we know next to nothing about it. All the leaked text from the document are months old and have …

Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven

If you are a game developer and you have faith in your idea, Kickstarter may be able to help even more than you think. That’s because crowdfunders are absolutely throwing their money at game projects on the site. Seriously, Kickstarter …