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Billionaire Crowdfunds To Buy ToysRUs

If you’re a billionaire and want to do a bankruptcy buyout, do you really need to offer bumper stickers to people who donate (ie, not get equity) into your deal? NBC reports that the head of a private entertainment company … Continue reading

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Crowd Shames Couple To Take Down Crowdfunding Page

Online bullying has caused this couple to take down their charity crowdfunding page after raising only £55 towards their £6,000 goal. Wanting to have a “dream wedding” in Italy, the couple (wife works at animal shelter; husband in the service) posted on … Continue reading

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Air Line Crowdfunds For Poor Millenials

Air Canada has found a way to make money while seeming to be helpful to poor millennials who want to travel but can’t convince their parents to pay for it. The airline has established Embarq, which is a GoFundMe-like crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming Electronic Panhandling

Fed up with getting crowdfunding pleas from women who want to remove the tattoo from their forehead? One blogger has “new rules” on when she will donate: someone she knows & trusts makes a personal plea; the campaign gets someone … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Has Its Bad Apples

Proving that crowdfunding is a worldwide phenomena is this article from the Malaysian website that bemoans how crowdfunding is becoming an arena for scoundrels. Abuses include begging for money to buy booze, sneakers and breast implants. Other problems include outright … Continue reading

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