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How Kickstarter Employees Formed A Union

The point wasn’t so much about pay issues, but to give workers more say over what they produce—reflecting a trend of internal protest across the tech industry.
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This Record-breaking Duvet Cover Wants To Spare You The Hassle Of Making Your Bed After Washing The...

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The Wonderful 101 Will Be No Less Divisive In Remastered Form

Today sees the not-exactly-long-awaited release of The Wonderful 101 Remastered, following a Kickstarter campaign that concluded less than three months ago. The game is already good to go across the Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4, suggesting that the...
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Kickstarter Lights On

So many of our favorite community anchors have shuttered in the wake of the pandemic. And reopening them won’t be easy. Music venues, movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants, performance spaces, maker spaces, conferences, festivals, and...
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Kickstarter Loses 40% Of Its Staff After A Wave Of Layoffs And Buyouts

As the economy slows, so do new projects and funding

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How Frosthaven Raised $12.9m And Became The Biggest Game In Kickstarter History - Cnet

This massive board game broke Kickstarter records despite launching during a pandemic.

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The Morning After: Kickstarter And Covid-19

Tech companies around the world are facing the same difficulties in maintaining their businesses as everywhere else. Over the weekend, crowdfunding site Kickstarter has discussed layoffs as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages both projects and backers....
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Kickstarter May Cut Up To 45 Percent Of Its Workforce

Kickstarter has discussed layoffs as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages its crowdfunding business, and it now looks like those job cuts may be particularly severe. In a message to Gizmodo, the company has confirmed plans to cut a large portion of its...
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Kickstarter Union Reaches Agreement With Management For Laid-off Workers

The union for Kickstarter employees reached an agreement with management on Friday which provides protections for laid-off workers, the union said in a press release. The crowdfunding company announced in an internal memo April 20th it would likely...
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Kickstarter Darling Picobrew May Soon Go Out Of Business

One of the original Kickstarter success stories, PicoBrew, is likely going out of business permanently, according to The Spoon. The company tried to make brewing beer at home as easy as making coffee, but recently went into receivership. Now, all...

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Joué Play Is A Cheap, Simple And Customizable Midi Controller

In 2016 a little French company called Joué launched a Kickstarter campaign for a shapeshifting instrument it simply called the Joué Board. It was one of a rash of new and experimental types of MIDI controllers that embraced emerging technologies...

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Kickstarter's Live Project Count Is Down 35 Percent From Last Year

Crowdfunding is taking a serious hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Kickstarter internal memo from CEO Aziz Hasan obtained by The Verge indicates that new projects have dropped by 35 percent year-over-year with “no clear sign of rebound.” The...
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Quebec’s Sabotage Wraps ‘sea Of Stars’ Crowdfunding As Most Successful Canadian Game On...

Quebec City-based indie developer Sabotage has confirmed that its upcoming Sea of Stars RPG has become the most successful Canadian Kickstarter campaign for a video game ever. Notably, the game hit this landmark on April 16th, two days before the...
Related topics: Crowdfunding, Entertainment Videos

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Should The Telemedicine Boom Persist After The Covid-19 Pandemic?

It was 2013. High-tech entrepreneurs were excitedly “disrupting” industries, bringing goods and services closer to users. Uber replaced cabs, Kickstarter replaced investors, and telehealth companies offered convenient, at-home medical care over...

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Peak Design’s Popular Tripod Emerges From Kickstarter To Fund Coronavirus Relief

100 percent of profits for the first four days will be donated

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Revisiting ‘the Great Mouse Detective’, The Unsung Kickstarter Of The Disney Renaissance (and...

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) With recent global events, plenty of people are resorting to nostalgia and comfort when it comes to their movie watching....
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Gloomhaven Sequel Frosthaven Crosses $5m On Kickstarter In Less Than 24 Hours - Cnet

Frosthaven offers more dungeon-crawling fun for fans of the gigantic board game. We chat with its creator Isaac Childres about the ambitious project.

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No Morning Commute? Use That Extra Time To Make Homemade Waffles.

"Don't play with your food" has recently become a rule of the past and it's all thanks to a Kickstarter invention.  The Building Brick Waffle Maker has made breakfast fun again but you don't necessarily have to play with doughy Legos to make...

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Apple has acquired the weather app Dark Sky, and will shut down the Android version. Dark Sky's creators initially pitched the app on Kickstarter and raised just shy of $40,000...
Related topics: Apple, Android Apps, Android, Mobile Technology

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Gloomhaven Sequel Frosthaven Tops $3m On Kickstarter With New Characters, Campaign - Cnet

Frosthaven offers more dungeon-crawling fun for fans of the gigantic board game. We chat with its creator Isaac Childres about the ambitious project.

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