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Kickstarter Launches ‘Projects We Love’ Badge

Kickstarter Launches ‘Projects We Love’ Badge

There are a ton of projects launched on Kickstarter all the time, and now, the crowdfunding platform has a new way to highlight stand-out projects. On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced the “Projects We Love” badge, which it considers a simple way to feature projects that “go the extra mile”. For example, take this campaign for the release of the already-completed film …

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Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

It’s hard to believe, but Kickstarter hasn’t had an Android app until now. They launched an iOS app about three years ago, but despite having a much larger share of the smartphone market, Android has once again been an afterthought. Couldn’t they have just raised money for this through Kickstarter years ago? Either way, it’s here now. Unfortunately it doesn’t …

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Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, and in the UK, his Virgin StartUp has partnered with Crowdfunder to help entrepreneurs raise money for their projects. …

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Yelp Documentary ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Reaches Funding Goal

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign kicked off to raise money for a documentary called Billion Dollar Bully, which delves into accusations about Yelp’s business practices that have haunted the company for years. Businesses often claim that Yelp salespeople call them to try to get them to advertise, and when they decline Yelp responds by burying positive reviews and letting negative …

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Exploding Kittens Breaks Records For Crowdfunding

Exploding Kittens closed down their crowdfunding site on Kickstarter Thursday. The old-school card game began their month long crowdfunding drive with a goal of $10,000 to produce 500 card decks. However, the premise of Exploding Kittens was so incredibly popular that they reached their $10,000 goal in the very first hour. When Exploding Kittens closed down their site on Thursday, …

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Exploding Kittens Most Successful Games Kickstarter Ever

Exploding Kittens is an analog card game for 2-5 players. It is also incredibly highly aniticipated. Exploding Kittens closed down its crowd funding window last night, earning a historic total of $8.78 million from a record-breaking total of 219,382 backers. Luke Crane, community manager for games at Kickstarter, admitted, “Until Exploding Kittens came along, we hadn’t seen the Internet at …

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“Exploding Kittens” Creator Getting Ulcers

“Exploding Kittens” is now the most-backed kickstarter campaign in the history of Kickstarter. The card game, which revolves around, well, exploding kittens, and its creator were seeking only $10,000 to make the game. “Exploding Kittens” has now officially raised over $4 million in funds for the project. That is over 48,000% funded! The creator of “Exploding Kittens” must be beside …

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Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, or DoSomething for the feature, which isn’t limited to the word “buy,” but also includes “pledge,” and reportedly …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ in Lego Form

The Big Bang Theory will soon be produced in a whole new way. Lego announced it’s going to create a set based on the hit CBS show. Following in the very successful footsteps of sets based on Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, and Back to the Future, this latest pop-culture institution will be forever cast in plastic and eventually sold on a …

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NoPhone: Kickstarter Campaign for Fake Phone Raises $18,000 of $5,000 Goal

It’s being pitched as the “New and Unimproved NoPhone,” and called “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.” What it does may shock you. Actually, it is tempting to say that the NoPhone does … nothing. The developers say plainly that the features are: Battery free No upgrades necessary Shatterproof …

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Kickstarter Adds Shipping Options

Kickstarter announced the addition of a new feature that includes more built-in options for managing shipping of rewards for contributors. As the company acknowledges, this has been kind of a pain in the past. “There are times when sorting out shipping details for a Kickstarter project can get complicated,” Kickstarter says in a blog post “Figuring out the budgets and …

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Marty McFly Hoverboard Could Become Reality Through Kickstarter

For those who grew up in the 80s, a childhood dream could be close at hand. Californian architect Greg Henderson has developed a hoverboard that floats in mid-air similar to Marty McFly’s famous gadget in the film Back to the Future II. The idea came to Henderson as he was researching building structures that can withstand earthquakes. One of the …

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Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland

Kickstarter has just opened up projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland – so if you’re a creator in one of those countries you can launch your kickstarter right now. “People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of the most creative in the world, and we can’t wait to see what projects they have in store for us. …

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Zach Braff Describes Odd Kickstarter Requests

Zach Braff was so grateful when the film he wrote and directed with his brother, Wish I Was Here, got fully funded on Kickstarter that he agreed to some pretty odd requests from contributors. “This one guy was a dentist and wanted me to read a greeting for people in his waiting room. So I did it! Welcome to Dr. …

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Reading Rainbow Takes a Dark Turn Following Massively Successful Kickstarter Campaign

You know how we all just pledged a ton of money so that LevAr Burton can revive Reading Rainbow, on the web, for a new generation? Ok, maybe we shouldn’t have done that. Reading gives knowledge, and knowledge is power. What kind of power can be obtained from simply taking a look, in a book? Apparently, godlike. And what happens …

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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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LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton started a campaign on Kickstarter this morning to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. If the crowdsourced project …

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Zach Braff Releases ‘Wish I Was Here’ Trailer

Zach Braff made headlines last year for attempting to fund his next indie film project using the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. His Kickstarter campaign came on the heels of the record breaking Veronica Mars movie one. While people generally praised Rob Thomas and team’s quest to fund the Veronica Mars movie, Braff became one celebrity too many for the public, and …

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Tom Hanks Movie Gets Kickstarter-Style Funding

Tom Hanks is a big enough name that anything he touches nowadays turns to gold. It shouldn’t be tough to fund a movie that has Hanks already signed on. Captain Phillips just made over $217 million and got six Academy Award nominations. Hanks himself has had 5 Best Actor nominations, and won for 2 of them (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump), …

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The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right

Making 3D printers more affordable has been an arduous task to say the least. The manufacturer of these devices either has to make them smaller, build them out of low quality components or even ship them in a kit that the buyer has to build themselves. Now a new 3D printer has arrived on Kickstarter that wants to solve most …

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Tiles Wants To Make 3D Printed Design As Easy As LEGO

A kid’s imagination combined with LEGO is a powerful thing. With just some simple plastic bricks, kids can build complex contraptions that put the world’s engineers to shame. Now a startup is hoping to accomplish the same thing with 3D design and 3D printers. Cadigo took to Kickstarter this week looking to fund Tiles – a new software program that …

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Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers

The success of 3D printing over the last few years can be greatly attributed to the open source community. By taking expired patents and open source designs, anybody can build their own 3D printer and share it with the world. As with any open source project, some of the 3D printers to come out of the movement haven’t been that …

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Bear Simulator Lets You Live Out Your Dream Of Being A Bear

Farjay Studios has noticed a disturbing trend in games these days. They’ve found that games puts players into the roles of humans far too often. That’s a problem, and one they hope to remedy with their latest title. Farjay Studios launched a Kickstarter today for Bear Simulator – a game that says everything in its title. In the game, you …

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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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“Veronica Mars” Fans Get A Kickstarter Treat

“Veronica Mars” fans got a treat this week when the Kickstarter project they funded released a treat: the first two minutes of the crowd-funded film, which will be released later this month. The movie project raised $5.7 million with a goal of just $2 million and will follow Kristen Bell’s character as she returns to Neptune to help an old …

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Kickstarter Reveals Hack, Some User Info Compromised

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler took to the company blog over the weekend to announce that they had fallen victim to a hack–one that exposed some user info including email addresses, mailing address, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Strickler makes a point to say that no credit card data was accessed by the hackers. Kickstarter learned of the breach on Wednesday …

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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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PHP Programmers Unite To Make The Orange ElePHPant A Reality

Android has bugdroid. Linux has Tux the penguin. Both have been immortalized in plush toys, action figures and even remote controlled robots. What about PHP’s lovable ElePHPant though? Where’s the love for him? Well, somebody has already made a blue, pink and red ElePHPant, but one man wants to add one more color. Eli White, co-owner of php[architect], recently took …

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Study Reveals Successful Language For Kickstarter Campaigns

As the Kickstarter platform has gained popularity, more startups than ever are now using the service to crowdsource funding for their projects. Not every Kickstarter project, however, can be as successful as the Pebble watch or the Veronica Mars movie. Now, a new study has shown that the difference between success and failure on Kickstarter could have something to do …

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Veronica Mars Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

If you were planning a return to Neptune before the premiere of the new Veronica Mars movie, Amazon has just made your search a lot easier. Amazon has just announced that Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive streaming home of the entire Veronica Mars series (64 episodes). The show, which starred Kristen Bell as a student moonlighting as …

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