Crowdfunding

Mirror Crowdfund: Our New Paper On Nfts And New Scarcities

Support our crowdfunded paper exploring the NFT phenomenon » Over the last year or so there has been tremendous hype around the concept of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). In my experience so far, people tend to fall into one of three...

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Sec Takes Legal Action After Crowdfunded Marijuana Investment Scheme Appears To Go Up In Smoke

Platform and individuals charged in first case of its kind US financial watchdogs have launched legal action against a cannabis-related investment scheme said to be the first case involving crowdfunding regulation.…

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Save 24% On The Crowdfunded Swiss Army Knife Of Charging Cables

TL;DR: Save 24% on the InCharge Charging Cable, on sale for just $21.99 as of Sept. 17.Despite how much our devices have evolved over the last decade, we’re still stuck with bulky charging cables for each individual device. It’s kind of...

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Raspberry Pi-based Home Assistant Amber Lets You Build Your Own Smart Home Hub (crowdfunding)

Home Assistant is free and open source home automation software that allows you to control and interact with smart home gadgets. You can install the software on a single-board computer or in a virtual machine on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. But soon...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Gadget, Linux

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Topjoy Butterfly Tablets With Des Slurry Epaper Displays Hit Kickstarter, Ship In November...

Topjoy, makers of the Falcon mini laptop, are back with some new devices to share. This time around they’ve stuck to the winged creature theme with the Butterfly tablets. It’s a fitting choice, given the fact that butterflies generally...
Related topics: Kickstarter

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Exclusive: Conservative Aussie Firebrands Sue The Tyrannical Australia Government On Behalf Of The...

By Luke D. Thorburn STONE THE CROWS! AUSSIES are standing up to the tyrannical Australian government.  Byline: A first of its kind, but on-trend and scalable, conservative-crowdfunded lawsuit against viciously infective western government tyranny,...
Related topics: Australia, Lawsuits

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Vava Chroma 4k Ultra-short-throw Projector Packs Alpd 4.0 Triple Laser Tech

California company Vava is back with another crowdfunded product, this one a laser projector featuring a tiple-laser RGB light source, Harman Kardon audio, and the promise of true 4K Ultra HD resolution. The Vava Chroma projector packs a huge number...
Related topics: Laser

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Buying A Gpd Win Max 2021 Upgrade Board? You Can Repurpose The Old Board As A Mini Pc

The GPD Win Max 2021 handheld gaming PC looks nearly identical to the 2020 model, but it has an upgraded motherboard with newer, faster processor options. So GPD offered a motherboard-only upgrade option to crowdfunding backers. Now the company is...

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Successfully Crowdfunded Hardware: Everything Behind The Scenes

Crowdfunding hardware has its own unique challenges, and [Uri Shaked] wrote a fascinating report that goes into excellent detail about his experience bringing a crowdfunded hardware project to life. [Uri]’s project was The Skull CTF, an...

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Argon Eon Is A 4-bay Nas With A Raspberry Pi For Brains (crowdfunding)

The company behind the Argon ONE case for Raspberry Pi 4 computers (the one that puts all the ports on the same side), are launching a new Raspberry Pi-based device. But this time it’s not just a case: it’s everything you need to build...

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Why We Abandoned Open Source: Livecode Ceo On Retreat Despite Successful Kickstarter

Open source business model problems for modern-day HyperCard Interview  An easy to use programming language that was made open source in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign is going back to closed source after too many customers switched...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Kickstarter

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Scream Crowdfunding First New Album In 28 Years

Scream, the legendary DC hardcore group that occasionally included Dave Grohl on drums, are working on a new album called DC Special, their first since 1993’s Fumble. BrooklynVegan reports that the band’s original lineup, featuring...

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Morefine S500+ Mini Pc With Amd Ryzen 5000 Hits Indiegogo For $499 And Up (crowdfunding)

The Morefine S500+ is a compact desktop computer with support for up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, the ability to drive up to three displays, and configurations available with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of solid state storage. First announced...
Related topics: AMD, Indiegogo

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Lumen's Metabolism Tracking App Comes To The Apple Watch

Lumen is a crowdfunded tracking device which purports to analyze your breath to determine what state your metabolism is in. Now, the company behind it is launching an app for the Apple Watch to make it easier for you to use the hardware when...
Related topics: Apple

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This Week’s Top Stories: Chrome Incognito Redesign, Pixel 5a Reviewed, Android Auto Wireless...

In this week’s top stories: Google Chrome redesigns its Incognito landing page, Pixel 5a hits reviewers hands, Android Auto wireless dongle seeks crowdfunding, and more. more… The post This week’s top stories: Chrome incognito...
Related topics: Chrome, Android, Mobile Technology, Google

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9 Verified Gofundme Campaigns If You Want To Help Afghans In Crisis

In the days since Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, people hoping to aid the country's refugees have turned to crowdfunding to finance various rescue and humanitarian efforts. Among them is an ambitious campaign launched by an Instagram influencer...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Taliban, Instagram

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Crowdfunding A Project? Surprise! Well-known Backers Might Do More Harm Than Good

Researchers tracked over 2,000 projects on a top crowdfunding site for a month. What they found might cause you to rethink your fundraising strategy. Common crowdfunding wisdom says that creators want to attract a few “famous”...

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Android Auto Gets Another Crowdfunded Dongle To Add Wireless Support To Your Car

Wireless Android Auto ups the convenience factor for Google’s in-car platform, but support in vehicles is still incredibly scarce. The first dongle designed to easily add support for the feature to existing cars made its way to market last...
Related topics: Android, Android Market, Mobile Technology, Google

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Do Backer Affiliations Help Or Hurt Crowdfunding Success?

Researchers from University of Connecticut, Indiana University, and National University of Singapore published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how affiliations among backers affect the success of crowdfunded ideas.
Related topics: Medical Research, Marketing

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'a Community Thrives': Gannett Foundation Calls For Applications In National, Local Crowdfunding...

Many organizations can get a helping hand this year by applying to the 2021 A Community Thrives program, a $2.3M initiative of the Gannett Foundation.      

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