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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…
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MotorMood Introduces a New Way to Say Thanks On the Road

Tech startup MotorMood allows drivers to say thanks on the road by pressing a button and illuminating an emoticon smiley face in the…
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Why Kickstarter Should Come With a Warning

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently settled a case against Erik Chevalier, who started a Kickstarter campaign to produce a board game. Chevalier…
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Pop-Up Forest Campaign to Transform Times Square Into a Nature Exhibit

"If a forest can make it in Times Square, it can make it anywhere." This twist on Sinatra's iconic lyrics is how Brooklyn-based…
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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MayDay Citizens’ Super PAC Aims to Rewrite the Rules of U.S. Campaign Finance

Looking to harness the crowdfunding power of the Internet, famed political activist, co-creator of Creative Commons and Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig aims…
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Dead Sea’s Naked Sea Salt Blazes Through Kickstarter Goal

Naked Sea Salt, a line of Dead Sea salt products launched by Ari Fruchter, doubled its Kickstarter campaign goals after 48 hours.
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NPR’s Planet Money Tries Crowdfunding

As social media continues to drive what best-selling author Seth Godin refers to as our "connection economy," successful alliances, like that between "Planet…
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Are Big Businesses Next in Line for Crowdfunding?

Would you be surprised to see an expense line item showing up on Coca Cola’s or Nike’s P&L for a Kickstarter campaign? Following…
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SEC Holds Debt/Equity Crowdfunding Hostage

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, it was with the intent to break down the barriers for…
Many Kickstarter projects, like this one are wildly successful in their concept. But what about those funded projects that don't make it to prototype?

When Kickstarter Investors Have Buyers Remorse

What do investors do when a Kickstarter project they've been rooting for (and invested good, hard money in to see succeed) doesn't make…
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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CrowdHut: A Bridge From Crowdfunded Idea to In-Hand Reality?

Getting new product ideas funded via sites like Kickstarter is gaining increasing traction. But at the same time, the reality of actually manufacturing…
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Would You Rather Have 10 Angry Investors, or 68,000?

A recent slipup by Kickstarter's star project, the Pebble Watch, illustrates one of the perils of the brave new world of crowdfunding.
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Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a…