Monthly Archives: March 2019

Is Crowdfunding Socialism?

Kevin Cochrane posits that crowdfunding for medical care or other personal needs represents “a free market solution to the failure of forced tax based socialism. ” In his argument, he fails to analyze whether recent (and with the new White … Continue reading

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Oversaturation Of TV Shows?

If you are crowdfunding a TV series, it’s a crowded field. There are more scripted shows available to watch on broadcast and SVOD than ever before (which is why independent filmmakers have a hard time casting). As a result, the … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Hardware Company Abandons IPO

The economics of the Bitcoin value drop are reaching back to the companies that make the computers that mine them. Mining “rigs” cost between $1,000 to $3,000, and according to Verdict, “the odds of a particular computer solving one of … Continue reading

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Movie Subscription Service Hits Bumps

Sinema (not the Senator from Arizona, the competitor to MoviePass), appears to be running into issues according to IndieWire. The members of the “all-you-can-eat” movie theater subscription service were apparently having trouble getting tickets on its website to see the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Podcast Bought By BBC

Everything old is new again. Remember old-timey radio shows before TV? Now, next to video streaming, podcasting is the hot new thing. An Australian podcast full-cast, eight-part science fiction audio-comedy series that crowdfunded AU$15,855 on Kickstarter in 2014 was just … Continue reading

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Home Video Is Killing The Box Office

The tide has turned for the theatrical box office. The Motion Picture Association of America reports that for the first time paid digital online entertainment (SVOD) beat the theatrical box office on a world wide basis in 2018. While total … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Bans Alternative Cancer Treatment Pleas

If you have cancer, you will try anything for a cure. But sometimes, it’s just bad news. GoFundMe, a charity crowdfunding website, has hundreds of people trying to raise money to pay for exorbitant cancer treatments. But recently, it has … Continue reading

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