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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker.¬†Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Adoption App Crowdfunding Campaign Suspended

Tinder for adoption? Kickstarter has apparently suspended the Adoptly crowdfunding campaign which was seeking funds to develop an app that would match orphans with potential parents. “If the kid or expecting mother likes you, it’s a match!” The campaign had … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Hoax?

Are we on the verge of a major electricity storage breakthrough or a hoax? The back page of the Wall Street Journal’s ¬†“A” section today is a full page ad for a new technology that will double battery life. It … Continue reading

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