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Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show To Feature Startups

The Consumer Electronics Show (now CES) opens again in Las Vegas this week bigger than ever. The Wall Street Journal reports that “CES has lately become a focal point for a new wave of startups. Many have raised money through … Continue reading

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Using You (Warning: Hollywood Gossip)

Katherine Heigl, the former star of TV’s medical soap opera Grey’s Anatomy (and star of several not-too-good-at-the-box-office pictures recently), is running a campaign to raise $150,000 on Indiegogo for her newest film. When confronted by the TMZ paparazzi recently, she … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Beats Google Analytics

The Google predictive model that has been touted as being 94% accurate may help studios market their films, but is actually closing the gate after the horse has escaped. Unfortunately, by the time the analysis begins, over 95% of the … Continue reading

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Braff Leverages His Crowdfunding

Zach Braff, the star of the TV series Scrubs and the most recent Hollywood-type to crowdfund his pet movie project, has, on the basis of his Kickstarter campaign (now at $2.6 million from 38,797 backers with 8 days to go) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Makes for Bad TV

Variety pans the new “crowdfunding” CNBC tv show “Crowd Rules,” saying “The particulars of “Crowd Rules” – an especially cheap gameshow, which is kind of amusing amid all the high-stakes finance on CNBC – are less interesting than the idea,… … Continue reading

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Will The Donald Ruin Crowdfunding ?

Question of the day: Will crowd funding be able to survive the entrance of Donald Trump into the market with his new crowd fund “anything”? Is this for real or just another publicity stunt for the TV boss who likes … Continue reading

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Queen For A Day

It’s not really crowdfunding, more like Queen for a Day, but CNBC, not to be outdone by A&E, is ramping up a new series called “Crowd Rules” starting May 14. Three small businesses “compete in front of an audience of … Continue reading

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I Want My MTV (A&E?)

A&E (cable television) network is teaming with an online funding portal to facilitate a selected few startup companies seeking to crowdfund a capital raise. A&E will designate several new projects on the portal, contributing seed money to help entrepreneurs propel … Continue reading

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