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Foursquare Asks Users to Help Make the App More Informative

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 Places, Urbanspoon, and more. Remember that “going beyond the check-in” line that Foursquare has been using for years? Well, now …

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Kickstarter Comes to Canada: Build Projects Now, Launch Them September 9th

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 Canada is more of a soft launch. Users can start building their projects starting today, but they won’t officially go …

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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 up to be notified when Kickstarter Canada officially launches at kickstarter.com/canada. People in Canada will be able to launch projects …

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Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It

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 prospective Windows PC buyer can invite their friends and family to pay for the new PC. Think of like Kickstarter …

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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 £2,069,164 in funding across 45,799 individual backers. 407 total projects have been launched since Halloween, and 30 of them have …

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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 day for UK-based projects. Well, check your calendars. Kickstarter is now open for business in the UK. There are plenty …

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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 31st, people in the UK will be able to launch their projects on the site. Kickstarter is announcing this three …

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Kickstarter Bans Product Simulations, Forces Project Creators to Outline Risk

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, Kickstarter is not a store. With that in mind, they’ve instituted some changes in how product creators can advertise their …

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Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource His 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 posts or photos is something that we all do every day. It’s really the only way to make sure that …

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Bounty For TPP Text Is Up To $25,000

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 probably been updated by now. Last we heard, it was planning on extending America’s fair use laws to the rest …

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Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven Overnight

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 has been hijacked by gaming enthusiasts. The company highlights this today in a blog post entitled “The Year of the …

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Facebook Looking at Navigation App Waze [Report]

Is Facebook looking to get into the crowdsourced traffic information game? According to Israeli business publication Globes, Facebook is eyeing navigation app Waze. According to Globes, the two companies have already had discussions – as Facebook execs apparently visited Waze offices in Israel. “The purpose of the talks is not known, but the two companies are reportedly headed for collaboration, …

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