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Pedophile Drug Crowdfunding Campaign Hits Wall

Scientists have been using crowdfunding to fund their research as government resources tighten. However, Swedish researchers have come up short of their campaign to raise funds for a new drug that they hope will stop pedophiles. The group has raised … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding While Cleaning Toilets

With crowdfunding now a $34 Billion a year industry, it is starting to change lives. As noted in the Washington Post article, crowdfunding is helping struggling artists get a start while they clean toilets to pay the rent. Crowdfunding seems … Continue reading

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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase. … Continue reading

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Must Crowd Funding Be Politically Neutral?

Kickstarter has found itself in the middle of a controversy as to whether it is engaged in “censorship” with respect to a couple of pro-life documentaries. One, about Kermit Gosnell, the convicted Philadelphia abortionist, claimed that Kickstarter asked for several … Continue reading

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Calling McGruff!

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), now in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, tells the Wall Street Journal in this video interview that he wants to make sure that the Internet community has the final say on fraud prevention. … Continue reading

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