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Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Anime Hair Salon

Slow news day, so you should know about OFF-Kai (which means “a real-life get-together between friends who primarily interact online”) the new anime hair salon in Tokyo that raised Y300,000 via crowdfunding. The beauty parlor caters to young men/women who … Continue reading

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Publisher Enjoins Crowd Funders

You can hate, but can’t love on the internet. Writer Geoffrey Todd and illustrator Rich Berner’s planned tribute-sequel book to Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are” was stopped in its tracks as HarperCollins’ lawyers shut down their Kickstarter campaign. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding. It’s Not For Everyone

Why are some movie stars failing to crowdfund? First, notes Variety, they must overcome the stigma of their wealth. Movie stars are the first to understand the riskiness of the business and know that even the studios prefer to use … Continue reading

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No Refunds, But….

Last week the video gaming industry was shocked by the freezing of LabZero’s Indiegogo crowd funded cash by PayPal. Apparently, LabZero held a vote on what characters to create with its crowdfunded money ($829,049 on a target of $150,000 from … Continue reading

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