Monthly Archives: November 2019

Crowdfunding Surges After Duke Buzzer Beater

What do we know about number 1-ranked Duke Men’s Basketball? Almost impossible to beat. But this week, with seconds left to play, Nathan Bain, a point guard on the Stephen F. Autin Lumberjacks (a team Duke paid to be humiliated … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Plumber To Aid Elderly

This from the United Kingdom website that we don’t ordinarily read “Heating, Ventilating & Plumbing,” is the story about the plumber who has started a crowdfunding site to help the elderly. In what is predicted to be one of the … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers Profit From Reporting Crime

Speaking of whistleblowers, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently released its Annual Whistleblower Report announcing that it has been pretty successful. “Since the program’s inception, the SEC has ordered wrongdoers in enforcement matters brought with information from meritorious whistleblowers to … Continue reading

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The New Anti-Trust Villains: Streamers

While the Justice Department believes that the threat from the major Hollywood studios has been diminished by competition from the streamers, many believe that the threat continues. That threat, according to a group of academics, neutrality advocates and smaller competitors, … Continue reading

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Progressive Crowdfunding Site Resurrected

If you’re a newbie political candidate without party support, finding out if you can garner some traction would be helpful. Crowdpac was a progressive political crowdfunding platform that allowed new, non-traditional candidates to test the waters to see if there … Continue reading

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Fidelity Licensed To Trade Bitcoin

Would you buy Bitcoin for your retirement? Fidelity Investments thinks you might. With the Big 3 investment firms recently dropping their trading commissions to $0, they are looking for other ways to make a buck. So, a Fidelity subsidiary has … Continue reading

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Patreon Crowdfunds For Starving (and Not-So-Starving) Artists

If you’re a starving artist in the 1600’s, you look for a rich nobleman to support your work, a patron. Today, if you’re a starving artist (or even a star on HBO), you go to the crowdfunding website Patreon and … Continue reading

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DoJ To End Production/Distribution Restrictions

Did you hear it yesterday? The biggest news in the entertainment business was announced by the Justice Department which soon plans to ask the court to terminate the Paramount consent decrees, except for a two-year sunset period on the bans … Continue reading

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How Smart Is The Crowd?

How smart is “the crowd”? Can a bunch of rich millennial men be better at guessing the future, like who is going to win the next Presidential election, than the professional pollsters? Maybe not, but you can make some money … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Rip-Offs On Facebook

Scam alert. On Facebook, of course. Mashable notes that scammers are finding cool new products on the crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, ripping the photos and data and placing ads for them on Facebook. The ads seek orders directed to … Continue reading

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