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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Video Games Continue to Crowdfund With Some Misses

The New York Times reports: “According to Eedar, a video game market research company owned by the NPD Group, about 30,000 successfully funded video game projects were on Kickstarter as of February, and more than $593 million had been pledged … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires Crowdfunded Sleep App

Another crowdfunding success story is the Finnish company Beddit that raised $503,000 (with an $80,000 goal) on Indiegogo. Beddit sells a bed-based sleep sensor which is iPhone and iWatch compatible. Then the gold strike happened this week when Apple swooped … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Campaign Halted? But Is It?

Management of the Sinclair ZX Vega game console asked the BBC not to report that Indiegogo suspended their further money raise due to delivery delays and lack of communication with its donors. The reason for this request is that the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Crowd Infect You

A crowd infection virus is now being seen by security experts called Popcorn Time. It’s ransom ware that infects your computer by getting you to click a link or download a file. The nasty part is, that in order to … Continue reading

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