Monthly Archives: May 2020

Perdue U. Crowdfunds To Protect Professors From Corona Virus

What does graduation from university mean? It means you’ve been added to the donor list. Perdue University, headed by former Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, plans to open its campus in the Fall because, according to his op-ed piece in the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded New Lady Liberty

A new Lady Liberty has emerged in Hong Kong. Arising from a crowdfunding campaign that raised HK$200,000 ($25,500) in six hours, this 3D printed statue is the face of democracy protests. The Economist notes that the statue draws on the … Continue reading

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Risk-Free Crowdfunded Cryptocurrency?

Risk-free investment? Not so sure. There’s a new cryptocurrency being promoted called the “Dynamic Coin Offering” that is promising that “to safeguard retail investors from the inefficiencies of the yesteryear crowdfunding mechanisms.” It claims that 80% of the funds raised … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters Reach For The Baseball Rule To Re-Open

Assumption of risk. That’s what you do when you go to a baseball game and sit behind the dugout. It’s common knowledge that you could be hit by a foul ball (although more stadiums are putting up netting now). That’s … Continue reading

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(Supposed) Multimillionaire Crowdfunds Anti-Health Measure Litigation

The BBC says that (as of 5/21/20) there were over 41,000 relating Covid-19 with over 2,600 new cases that day. However, the death curve is decreasing, likely due to the government’s “lockdown.” The government’s action has caused severe economic and … Continue reading

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Employee Fired For Zoom Etiquette Fail

So, if you think times are tough here, Soranews24 has a story about a university graduate now crowdfunding to get into technical school. Japan still has strict unspoken behavioral rules, including when being inducted into a new company. The graduate … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Airport Installs PPE Vending Machines

Do you like to gamble? Probably yes, but not with your life. So, as Las Vegas begins to re-open amid the continuing corona virus pandemic, the officials at its gateway understand your needs. Thus, the new Personal Protective Equipment vending … Continue reading

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Studio To Self-Insure Production During Pandemic

What’s one of the biggest risks in film production? That your high priced lead actor or director can’t work. So, when Blumhouse tells THR that it plans to start production on a “low-budget” picture during the corona virus pandemic WITHOUT … Continue reading

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Navigating Re-Opening Corona Virus Rules

Europe is, according to THR, open for film/tv production business notwithstanding the continuation of infections from the corona virus. But, producers will have to jump through many regulatory hoops to get started. To enter the Czech Republic, each cast/crew member … Continue reading

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Look For Investments In Your Own Backyard

Investing in startups is risky business. In fact, if you invest in a company that is doing a Regulation Crowd Funding offering under SEC guidelines, you will see a litany of the risks involved. So, rather than plunking your money … Continue reading

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