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Book Seller Crowdfunds To Compete With Amazon

Here’s the problem: Bob Woodward’s bestseller “Fear” goes for $30 at the private DC bookstore Politics & Prose and for $18.25 on Amazon. Small private book sellers are getting creamed. Even Barnes & Noble is hurting. However, Noelle Santos, who … Continue reading

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Houston Public Defender Crowdfunds Books For Prisoners

A public defender in Houston was running up copier expenses during her early morning replication of passages of books for her indigent clients. Since, on her meager salary, she couldn’t afford to buy them the books, this was the next … Continue reading

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If You Build BaaS, Will Someone Buy It?

BaaS – know what that is? It’s Blockchain As A Service. And all the big guys are now into it, including IBM, Oracle and now Amazon Web Services. It’s cool, it’s new, but apparently not even the vendors know how … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Gets Amazon Buyout

Another crowdfunder has hit it big, leaving its donors in the proverbial dust. Blink, one of the first wireless security cameras, raised $200,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, later to raise up to $1 million there pre-selling … Continue reading

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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … Continue reading

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Amazon Creates Launchpad To Market Crowdfunded Startups’ Products

What’s the most important element for business? Customers! So, when Amazon considered getting into the crowdfunding platform market, they decided that it was too crowded and that their expertise was product marketing. As a consequence, it created Launchpad, a site … Continue reading

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