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Official Crowdfunding Site For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

$2,952,253 raised by 42,463 people in 22 hours of the $3.5M goal for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. This is the official GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund Be ware of scams.

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Crowdfunding Fraud Accusations Result in Backlash

While some say that the “crowd” will be able to nose out crowdfunding fraud, there is a danger that publishing unconfirmed reports could be dangerous to the accuser. Canadian internet publisher Ezra Levant is suing freelance broadcaster Adam Stirling in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding As A Blood Sport

Kickstarter just suspended a campaign that draws your blood as you lose a video game. The Blood Sport game hacks the Nintendo Rumble Pak gaming controller and an Arduino brain. When you take a virtual “hit,” the controller shakes and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Generation Gap?

A  New York Times article suggests that crowdfunding is drawing donors, particularly younger donors, away from legacy charities such as the Red Cross and Save the Children. While charitable crowdfunding is growing, legacy charities revenues have not. Many younger donors … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding For A Cause

Crowd funding is being used to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. NPR ran a story about a young lady who posted her donation page and quickly collected funds from people she knew and from those she didn’t. Proceeds were … Continue reading

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