Crowdfunding

Rugby Star Israel Folau Defiant After ‘anti-gay’ Crowdfunding Campaign Shut Down

Rugby star Israel Folau said his resolve to fight his sacking for homophobic comments had “only been hardened” by criticism as a crowdfunding campaign for his legal fees was shut down on Monday. Super Rugby’s most prolific...
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The Perverse Logic Of Gofundme Health Care 

When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins, Nathan Heller writes.

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Crowdfunded Spacecraft Lightsail 2 Prepares To Go Sailing On Sunlight

Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well, a week from launch it will be moving through space —...
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Gpd P2 Max 8.9 Inch Laptop Crowdfunding Begins June 26th

GPD has announced that it’ll begin taking pre-orders for the upcoming GPD P2 Max through an Indiegogo campaign set to launch at 10:00AM Bejing time on June 26th. If you’re in the US, that’s 10:00PM Eastern on June 25th. The P2...
Related topics: Laptops, Indiegogo

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The Six, Next-gen Carry-on By G-ro

We published about G-RO when the company launched its first very successful crowdfunding campaign in 2015 ($3.3M), to support the development of their intelligent luggage G-RO, a well-designed carry-on equipped with strong wheels, a 20,000 mAh...

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No Man’s Sky Fans Crowdfund A Billboard Message To Thank Developer For Work

No Man’s Sky fans have raised over $4,800 to post a “thank you” message to Hello Games on a billboard outside the game developer’s office. The money was raised using a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe that was started by Reddit user Cameron...
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Atari Vcs Linux-powered Gaming Console Is Now Available For Pre-order For $249

After last year's successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Atari announced that its long-anticipated Atari VCS retro gaming console is now finally available for online pre-orders at various online retail and Atari's official web store. Atari...
Related topics: Atari, Linux, Indiegogo

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Privately-funded Border Wall Ordered To Keep Gates Open

BuzzFeed News: “The controversial half-mile wall constructed along the US–Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, was erected earlier this month after organizers raised more than $23 million on GoFundMe, the online crowdfunding...

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Crowdfund Spotlight: $129 Luna Smart Lamp Offers Fast Wireless Charging, Alexa, And Built-in...

When it comes to crowdfunding a smartphone, I refuse. If we’re talking about basic consumer items, such as a smart lamp, that’s something I can get behind, simply because the hurdles for such a product are not nearly as mountainous as...
Related topics: Bluetooth, Mobile Technology

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Solar-powered Lightsail Spacecraft Is Ready For Its Second Flight

When the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches this summer, it will carry the Planetary Society's Carl Sagan-inspired LightSail 2. You may remember LightSail as a crowdfunded, experimental "solar sail." The unique craft looks something...
Related topics: Space, Spacecrafts, SpaceX

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'shenmue 3' Will Be An Epic Games Store Exclusive On Pc

Surprise! The PC version of Shenmue 3 is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. That means the crowdfunded sequel, which was originally unveiled as part of Sony's E3 press conference in 2015, won't be sold through Steam or any other PC-centric...
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Locals Say Crowdfunded Border Wall Scam Is A Failure: ‘this Is Just Political Crap’

A new half-mile wall built with private funds along the U.S.-Mexico border has not stopped the flow of immigrants coming from Mexico, Buzzfeed News reported Wednesday. “It’s a bunch of bullshit,” Fernando Ontiveroz, a resident of...

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What Is Librem One? The Pros, Cons, And Whether It’s Worth It

Purism, the social purpose corporation that makes devices which respect your privacy, wants to provide us with a true alternative to the data-sucking walled gardens of Android and iOS. You may have heard of its upcoming Librem 5, a crowdfunded...
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Seven-year-old From Texas Raises $22,000 For Border Wall With Hot Chocolate And Lemonade Stands

A seven-year-old child from Texas has raised $22,000 for a border wall with lemonade and hot chocolate stands. The child, Benton Stevens, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for We Build The Wall‘s unveiling of the first portion of a...

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In Review Of 100 Best-selling Picture Books, Female Protagonists Are Largely Invisible

In recent years, there has been a surge in "female empowerment" stories in the Australian picture book market. This long-overdue movement was largely inspired by the success of the crowdfunded book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, spawning many...

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Das Geeks Hit Crowdfunding Target: Ibm Mainframes Are Coming Home

Plus a punched card reader and some extra manuals Big congratulations to Adam Bradley and Chris Blackburn, who have raised enough cash to get their rescued IBM 360s back from Nuremberg.…
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The Motor Synth Is What You Get When You Forget Hammond Organs Exist

There’s nothing new, ever. It’s all been done. But that doesn’t mean you can’t invent something interesting. A case in point is the Motor Synth, a crowdfunding project from Gamechanger Audio. It’s what you get when you...

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Cryptocurrency Firms Renew Push To Break Free From Sec Rules

Kik has started a crowdfunding campaign to support its legal battle, asserting that its kin coins are not securities.

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Playdate Is A New Video Game Handheld With A Crank, Finally!

Making a new successful dedicated video game console these days is basically impossible if you aren’t Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. Remember the Ouya? The new owners of the one-time crowdfunded indie microconsole darling […] The post...
Related topics: Tech Videos, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo

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Indiegogo’s Ceo Steps Down Amid Layoffs

David Mandelbrot is out as CEO of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, citing “personal reasons” in his farewell LinkedIn post. The company also laid off some employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. Andy Yang will begin his tenure as...
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