Crowdfunding

Gofundme Bans Anti-vaxxer Funding Campaigns To Curb Misinformation

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has banned campaigns that seek funds for spreading misinformation related to vaccines, the company has revealed. The platform has been used in the past by anti-vaxxers as part of their mission to promote conspiracy...
Related topics: Anti Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theories

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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robotic Companions And Computer-aided Karaoke

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robotic companions and...
Related topics: Robots, Karaoke

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Nexdock 2 Is A New Laptop Shell For Your Smartphone (crowdfunding)

Nearly three years after running a crowdfunding campaign for a laptop dock powered by your smartphone, the folks at NexDock are back for another round. The NexDock 2 has a better screen, a more compact design, and an aluminum body (rather than...
Related topics: Laptops, Mobile Technology

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Crowdfunded Nanoloop Synth Doesn't Need A Game Boy To Make Beats

Nanoloop has been a cornerstone of chiptune music for years, but using one has meant either owning a Game Boy or making do with a mobile app. You won't have to make those compromises for much longer. Developer Oliver Wittchow and crew are...

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Ceo And Co-founder Of Crowdfunding Giant Kickstarter Resigns Amid Staff Unionization Effort

Kickstarter's co-founder Perry Chen publicly announced he would step down as the company's CEO hours after the company's staff announced that it would unionize on Tuesday. A Kickstarter representative says that the two events are not related, noting...
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Staff At Crowdfunding Giant Kickstarter Are Unionizing In A Potential First For Big Tech In The Us

Kickstarter's employees are forming a union called Kickstarter United. If the union is recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company to have union representation. In a statement, the company did not indicate where it stood on the...
Related topics: Kickstarter

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Atari Vcs Console Switches To Amd Ryzen, Delayed To End Of 2019

Before Bitcoin was making headlines, the most revolutionary thing to happen in our modern world was crowdfunding. It made dreams possible but also robbed some not only of their aspirations but also of their money. Some crowdfunded projects, however,...
Related topics: Atari, AMD, Bitcoin

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Misterb&b Hits The Equity Crowdfunding Trail To Expand Into Hotels

Homosexuality is illegal in a third of the planet, and in eight countries, it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today’s politics, hate crime incidents in the US increased by 17% between 2016 to 2017, according to the FBI. Over...
Related topics: FBI

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A Pittsburgh Jewish Group Is Raising Money For New Zealand’s Muslim Community

New Zealand’s Muslim community is receiving support from an American Jewish group that knows far too well the pain they are currently experiencing. Last October, a crowdfunding campaign called “Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh...
Related topics: New Zealand

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10 Crowdfunded Products That You Absolutely Need In Your Life

Spending your hard-earned cash on something that's still being crowdfunded is always a gamble because you never know if the thing you’re investing in will every make it to your doorstep.  That’s why we've collected this list of 10...

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The Dubler Studio Kit Lets You Use Your Voice To Control Synths, Drum Machines And Other Midi Gear

Vochlea Music, a U.K. startup and alumni of Abbey Road Red, the music tech incubator from Abbey Road Studios, is launching a crowdfunding campaign today for “Dubler Studio Kit,” a new device and app that turns your voice into a MIDI...
Related topics: Startup

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News Digest – Bladder Cancer Waiting Times, Crowdfunding Cancer Treatment And A Cervical...

Some bladder cancer patients wait 5 months for treatment A “loophole” in NHS cancer waiting time guidance means some patients with bladder cancer are having to wait almost 5 months for treatment, reports the Guardian. The NHS guidelines say...
Related topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Oncology

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Women Are More Successful At Crowdfunding Than Men, Says Study

Women have higher success rates at crowdfunding scientific projects than men, according to new research from ESMT Berlin. The study suggests that the crowd may apply different decision-making criteria than traditional funding agencies, says Henry...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin

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Meizu Ditched Hole-free Phone Because It Was 'just The Marketing Team Messing About', Not Because...

OK, whatever you say China's Meizu has disowned its crowdfunded project to create a button-less and port-less smartphone as a daft publicity stunt.…
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Marketing

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Hammerhead Raises $4.2m To Build A Smarter Operating System For Bikes

Hammerhead founder and CEO Piet Morgan is a bicyclist, and he started the company because he wanted a better navigation system. So Hammerhead crowdfunded its first product, the H1, and subsequently built Karoo, a “cycling computer” that...

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Racial Bias Matters On Crowdfunding Sites Like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, And Gofundme

When it comes to success on a crowdfunding site, race matters.
Related topics: Indiegogo, Kickstarter

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Kfc Looking To Cook Up A Hot Tub That Looks Like A Bucket Of Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken's innovation lab has launched a few crowdfunding campaigns: a hot tub, a Colonel Sanders ice show and a little Colonel locator.        

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That Meizu Zero Phone With No Buttons Or Ports Was Just A Big Tease - Cnet

It raised less than half its crowdfunding goal, and now the CEO says it was just a research project.

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Ethiopia Is Launching A Global Crowdfunding Campaign To Give Its Capital A Green Facelift

Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is about to get cleaner and greener. But first, it needs your money. The office of prime minister Abiy Ahmed has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at making the capital a site for urban tourism by developing...
Related topics: Ethiopia

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Circle Completes Latest Acquisition Amid Claims It’s Raising An Extra $250m

Goldman Sachs-backed payments startup Circle has acquired equity crowdfunding firm SeedInvest amid rumours it’s looking to raise $250 million in a new round of funding. Circle’s intention to acquire SeedInvest was first made in October last...
Related topics: Goldman Sachs, Startup

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