Tag Archives: New York Times

Media Bias Site Crowdfunds

To invest in a crowdfunding campaign, you have to believe in the product. A “public benefit corporation” is crowdfunding its “media bias chart” to “enhance its patent-pending media rating technology and create a dynamic and interactive version of the chart.” … Continue reading

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Truth Squad Crowdfunds Successfully

The election has been good for the news business contrary to claims of a dishonest press. Politifact’s Truth Squad has crowdfunded over $100,000 in 16 days from over 1,000 contributors. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have seen … Continue reading

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Does Crowdfunding Rely on Mob Thinking?

Leaving 2016 with this iconic quote: “A large number of unsophisticated people are likely to be more accurate than a handful of sophisticated people.” Really? The New York Times story discusses how new car companies are crowdfunding to sell electric … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding the Truth

Where the government controls the press, some have turned to crowdfunding to publish the “truth.” Certain unidentified persons recently ran an Indiegogo campaign to take out full page ads in the New York Times, and today in the Washington Post, … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Rules Not Creative Enough ?

The NYTimes finds the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs to be weak and unimaginative. Noting that most professional VC investments payoff only 20% of the time and that the rules don’t prevent fraud (what rules do?), the article bemoans the lack … Continue reading

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Wall Street Looks Down on Crowd Funding

Steve Rattner, a private equity investor and lead advisor of the Obama Administration’s auto rescue group, finds crowd funding to be more risky than buying a lottery ticket, the Crowd Fund Act constituting “the greatest loosening of securities regulation in … Continue reading

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